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1972 Chevelle 10 bolt Question.

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by RingMaster4x4, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How many splines are on the axle of a 72 chevelle 10 bolt?
     
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    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How can I tell if it is a 8.5" carrier?
     
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    The 8.5 will look just like a truck 10 bolt , with the little ears hanging off the bottom , and the cover even looks the same /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The cover looks the same but it does not have the wings.

    Here is the only picture I have.

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    Simple fix, dump the 10 bolt and get a 12 bolt for it. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: 1972 Chevelle 10 bolt Question. With Pic

    here is a working picture

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    Re: 1972 Chevelle 10 bolt Question. With Pic

    I believe that you have a GM 8.2 10 bolt . GM phased that rear axle out in the early seveties IIRC .
    Tom
     
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    Re: 1972 Chevelle 10 bolt Question. With Pic

    I did some looking. That is the anwser that I was coming to thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    28 spleen!
     
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    You can hardly find a 12 bolt in Cali...If you do, your going to pay thru the nose for it. I ran a 10b 28 spline on my Elky for years with an eaton posi and lift bars. Never has a problem with it. cheapest swap would be a Ferd 9"
     
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    The only reason that I am looking for a 12 bolt is I have a 600HP 454 in mind for the chevelle. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    your not cool unless you use a 14FF /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    You can hardly find a 12 bolt in Cali...If you do, your going to pay thru the nose for it.

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    YEP! I know we sell em for a lot, IMHO.
     
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    The only reason that I am looking for a 12 bolt is I have a 600HP 454 in mind for the chevelle. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    You should forget the 12 and go with the 9" IMHO. My 67 Chevelle had a 575hp 396 and I went thru a couple 12 bolts before I dumped some cash on a 9" with 33 spline Moser axles and a Nodular 3rd member...no more breakage /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    The only reason that I am looking for a 12 bolt is I have a 600HP 454 in mind for the chevelle. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    You should forget the 12 and go with the 9" IMHO. My 67 Chevelle had a 575hp 396 and I went thru a couple 12 bolts before I dumped some cash on a 9" with 33 spline Moser axles and a Nodular 3rd member...no more breakage /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    The only reason that I am looking for a 12 bolt is I have a 600HP 454 in mind for the chevelle. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif


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    You should forget the 12 and go with the 9" IMHO. My 67 Chevelle had a 575hp 396 and I went thru a couple 12 bolts before I dumped some cash on a 9" with 33 spline Moser axles and a Nodular 3rd member...no more breakage /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    I know as a "purist" that sounds evil! But I agree!! back when I was racing my 64 lemans, I went through 2 12 bolts before I spenta ton on another housing spent alot to get it strong enough to handle all the power I did have(484, proshot fogger) That I wished I had done a 9"!! would have been 1/2 the cost! It cost me 900 for my housing and have it narrowed! I could have bought a NEW 9" housing for 275.
     

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