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what this rear from? olds?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by B Ramsey, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. B Ramsey
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    pulled this from a sand buggy i scrapped long ago. it says gm on it. the buggy had an olds 303 so maybe this was from the same donor car. i want to try to sell it if its worth anything.
     

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  2. black 62
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    looks frail for an olds...
     
  3. HEATHEN
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    Looks more like '55-'64 Chevy to me.
     
  4. Mart
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    Olds would be a 5 on 5 bolt pattern. Chevy would be 5 on 4-3/4.

    That would be a pointer.

    Mart.
     

  5. jesse1980
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    I don't know what it is but it ain't a Pontiac or olds rearend.
     
  6. B Ramsey
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    good idea. Ill measure the lug spacing this weekend when I go up to my parents house. they are getting tired of my crap in the yard.
     
  7. 56sedandelivery
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    It is most definitely a 55-64 Chevrolet rear end. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  8. 66tintop
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    Ditto - olds and poncho rear ends much bigger
     
  9. 1934coupe
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    Olds/Pont axle tubes ar "oblong" and "tapered". The rear you have is not. I would guess 55-64 Chevy

    Pat
     
  10. Jay Tyrrell
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    Yup!
     
  11. B Ramsey
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    if its not a posi, is it worth anything? or scrap?
     
  12. squirrel
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    worth whatever you can get for it. Which means it's probably scrap.
     
  13. 49ratfink
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    from California

    definitely worth more than scrap.
     
  14. HEATHEN
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    The housing, especially modified like it is, isn't worth much, but someone may be interested in the center section. Find out what ratio it is.
     
  15. 4 banger 4 life
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    Good hot rod rear.. 55-64 chevy. Got to be worth something...
     
  16. bowie
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    In my neck of the woods, a non posi ' 55-'64 rear seem to be worth $125.00-$250.00 depending on what shape its in.
     

  17. They are OK if you don't beat on them. They aren't very stout behind a 4 speed though. Ask me how I know. :eek:
     
  18. Jay Tyrrell
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    I sold one for $300.00. Only a few months ago...
    Jay
     
  19. 2OLD2FAST
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    from illinois

    I was going to use 1 a few years ago , didn't have brake drums or backing plates , the cost of those alone made me switch to ford 8", got $100 w/o brakes, so I'd say they're worth at least that to the tri-five crowd.
    dave
     
  20. It will need new leaf spring pads or whatever to mount in a different car, but that is a popular swap for 49-54 Chevy with open drive conversion.
     
  21. Ohiovette
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    Here is a 9.3" Olds compared to a 55 to 64 Chevy rear.
    The Chevy was in my 57 Corvette Gasser , the Olds is in it now.
    There is a major size difference.
     

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