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Any Options on a G80 10bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rivermtnman, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. rivermtnman

    rivermtnman 1/2 ton status

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    I got my old '88 back from my brother... with the rear end out of it. I'm trying to get it ready for Harlan, Ky Memorial Day weekend.

    I opened it up and the spiders are shot. I was thinking of putting a spool in there, but cant see how to get the side gears out because of the two rods holding the mechanisms that work the limited slip?

    Can you even put a spool in the G80? Could I swap it out with a carrier from an open diff 10b?

    I'm just wondering if there might be a cheap fix.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    You can't do anything with a 10 bolt govlock .

    Options are :

    Replace carrier , or replace whole axle assembly .

    I would choose the axle replacement with a used unit with the same gear ratio .

    Open 10 or 12 , so you can get a Lockright .

    Or you can be "Normal" here and replace it with a 14 bolt full floating axle . And convert your truck to 8 lugs . Weld it or buy a locker .
     
  3. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Put in an eaton posi.
     

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