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CHOPPED 1972 CHEVELLE ! 4 INCH VERTICAL DROPPED TOP!   

Index:
In the Beginning ~1997
Chassis Build ~2018
               Frame:
            Front:
                     Suspension:
                     Brakes:
                     Brake lines:
                     Steering:
               Rear:
                     Differential:
                     Suspension:
                     Brakes:
                     Brake Lines:
                     Pinion Mounted Parking Brake:
               Finished Rolling Chassis:
Turbo LSX Install:
             
 Differential:

I had an open 273 12 bolt rear from a 1972 El Camino so I used that for the core to rebuild for this chassis. Built October 1, 1971 (KDC 293 1), Buffalo NY, 273 gears.

        

     

         I wire brushed, it with carb cleaner and disassembled it. Pulled out the single track carrier and axles.

 

I turned the axle hub outer diameters to 5.80” to clear the 2002 Camaro front rotor’s inner recess.

 

I added long wheel studs 7/16-20x2.875”L with .47” knurls.

 

These factory axles should be fine, I am not sure the added expense of new Moser Axles is needed in this build. I don’t think I will ever hook up the power from the turbo LSX on street tires.

Bought a brand new Eaton posi unit for $450 and a set of used 308 used gears for $125. I paid a local transmission shop that was very familiar with old school chevy rear rebuilds, Sigmon’s Garage 828-396-1433. Granite Falls, NC. That cost me $250 with me supplying all bearings and seals.

 

I added SAE80/90wt gear lube with GM posi rear lube additive.

 

I bought an aluminum gasket and cover off Ebay.

 

 

 

 

 

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