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'72 12 bolt rebuild questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mastercraftkpk, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. mastercraftkpk

    mastercraftkpk 1/2 ton status

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    \'72 12 bolt rebuild questions

    Has anyone gone ahead and bought a new high perf rear end complete? It is time to rebuild my backside and will cost around $900.00 to get it done. I think that I can get a Currie unit for around $1500.

    Has anyone else gone this route? It is a ton of $$$$, but may be worth it in the long run.

    Does anyone have any links re: DIY rear end rebuilds? If I can DIY, maybe I will do the front and Tcase as well.

    Thanks
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    Re: \'72 10 bolt rebuild questions

    72 would of had a 12 bolt from the factory.
     
  3. Silver84k5

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    Re: \'72 10 bolt rebuild questions

    why do you want to rebuild a half ton rearend? like said before it should be a 12 bolt, it is a 10 bolt it was swapped in

    but like i said why would you want to rebuild a halfton rearend?

    if you want to stay with 6 lug rims, id seriously consider getting a 14bolt SF
     
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    Re: \'72 10 bolt rebuild questions

    Please donot keep that 10bolt under there. At leaset get a 12 bolt back to the way it should be. I have never owned a 10bolt but all that I have seen/read is that 10 bolts die all the time, built up or not they don't seam to be the best choice for a rear end. Kinda to bottom of the barrel for rear ends.
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    Re: \'72 12 bolt rebuild questions

    Thank you for all of your opinions re: 10 bolt vs 12 bolt. It was a typo....I have a 12 bolt.

    BACK TO MY MAIN QUESTIONS

    1. Has anyone gone high perf w/ a Currie or like complete rear end.

    2. Does anyone have any good links re: rebuilding rear ends?

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    Re: \'72 12 bolt rebuild questions

    I've been debating the rear axle question myself for my 73. I've decided in the long term to go with a 14 bolt. I'm not trying to start another 12b vs 14b debate, but for about the half the price of building up my 12b, I can get a comparably equipped 14b. What I'm losing is 250lbs in lightness (in other words, the 14b is 250lbs heavier) and an inch in clearance once I shave it (2 inches stock).

    The real kicker was I wanted a FF axle and the FF kit for a 12b was more than I can get a 14b for with a locker.
     

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