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Rear end swap come to a hault. New search :(

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After i put everything together, something got screwed up with the pinion. So instead of trying to fix it, because it was just an old 8.2 with a half rusty ring gear, i'm searching for something else. A local yard has 3 A-body rears, a '72 Monte Carlo, '70 ElCamino, & '70 Olds. I have a couple questions,

1. I know the ElCo rear should be a direct swap, but what about the others? Whats different on them?
2. Would i be able to use my Superior forged axles and Richmond LockRight in say, the Monte rear?
3. What are the chances the Monte rear is an 8.5?
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Get the casting numbers and we'll find out what he's got.
1 - They will all bolt in and work -might need a conversion u-joint
2 - See 3 -if my guess below is correct ,the axles and lockrite would fit the 8.2" rears but not the 8.5"
3 - Believe the MC & ElCamino will be 8.2" and the Olds possibly an 8.5" with bolt in axles.
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