Where did you guys find your 8 3/4's?

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  1. Bad Sport

    Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    67Dart440GT Seriously Long Member FABO Gold Member

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    myasylum Well-Known Member

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    Damn, you guys are smooth! :) I went from 0 options to about 10 in two days! Thanks a lot guys!
     
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    myasylum Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost afraid to ask, but if I did choose to build this piece by piece, what parts would I all bed to make it complete? Housing, Suregrip, gears, axles, bearings, and.... ?

    The Suregrip itself is about $500.00, right??

    Thanks!
     
  5. damnimcooltom

    damnimcooltom Too Cool For School

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    It's about $500 new. You can usually find a used one for less.

    Also, don't hesitate to post wanted ads on Craigslist, too. I've gotten some crazy awesome deals from people responding to wanted ads.
     
  6. 64X2

    64X2 Mohel at your service.

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  7. Snake

    Snake Mopar Nut

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    You smart ass:yawinkle:
     
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    Man I had no idea how hard these things are getting to find! My car came with an 8 3/4 as it's an original 340 car. I did , however manage to kill my 4.30 third member an I was shocked to find that used ones are going for $500.00! I replaced the 4.30s with 3.55s and did the big bolt patern/super stock springs and B body 10 inch shoes(wider than a body). The only way to do it is to bite the bullet and loosen the wallet.
     
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    How big differnce is it between 3:21 gears and 3:55? Or would going to 3:90 gears be more of a benefit if I have 3:21 gears already?
     
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    67valiant 100 go fast or go home

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    I got mine off of Craigslist. Wasn't really looking for one then, but I knew I was going to need one and it was a great price. I paid $300 drum to drum, sbp, 742 case open 2.76 gears. I think the seller was limelite. It came out of a '72 Duster Twister 318 auto. It wasn't even all crusty & still has some of its factory markings on it.
     

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    After seeing this thread this morning,I punched in "Rear end" in my local C list just for shits and giggles.
    Found (what I believe) is a B-body 8 3/4 with a 489 case and a 3.55 tag.
    Got it for $30.00....He was a Chevy guy who picked it up out of a field. Im not even in the market for a rear. This will show you what can done.

    Next up....Open it up to find that sought after Sure-Grip !!!!!

    PS: Who are all these Posi guys ?
     
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    It's usually because you get more cash for the parts seperate than together. Find a guy whose parting a car and go for the axle. It will be cheapre that way unless the one you buy is beat.
     
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    wow! Sometimes you get lucky. (or unlucky, like her son, heh heh).
     
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    I just used a early B Body 8.75, Cheaper and already big bolt pattern.
     
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    Snake Mopar Nut

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    I got mine from Kijij 300 bucks drum to drum 489 case with 323 open tho:sad7:I would of like 355 for gears.
     
  17. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    Years ago a guy stopped at my house when he drove by and saw the nose of my Dart peeking out from a car tent in my driveway. He said he knows an older couple who's son built a 69 Dart way back, and left all his extra parts in their yard. I went there with $400, and took away about $3000 worth of stuff, including an A body 8 3/4, a couple 8 1/4, a 7 1/4, a 318, a bunch of F body interior parts, some E body interior parts, a bunch of grilles, Chrome rims, etc. These people were rough too, this place was down in the bogs, they lived in a trailer, and I had to crawl under it in the mud to grab some of the parts.
     
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    Damn, 70DartMike. That sounds awsome! Was there snakes?? I hate snakes!
     
  19. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    No snakes, but huge creepy ass spiders! Spiders I've never seen before. They came crawling out of the exhaust ports on the 318 when we loaded the engine, and one crawled on my cousins arm while he was steadying the engine. He panicked, threw the spider down, and as he went to step on it, it must have rubbed its legs together or something, because it screeched at him! Blech!!
     
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    damnimcooltom Too Cool For School

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    I picked up a 68 Newport rear today for $80. It has a 742 case and 11" drum brakes. I also got the shock plates and U-bolts.
     
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