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swapping front carrier with rear van unit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by peter redman, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. peter redman

    peter redman Registered Member

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    I've got a 86 k5 with a open front diff.I am planning on scrapping my old 81 Chevy van.The van has a GM limited slip carrier.Question being can the carrier be installed in the k5.The center case from the outside look the same.Straight swap or major re-engineer.Thanx.
     
  2. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If the rear is a 10 bolt, then it should go in. Being an 81, it could be a 12 bolt. 10 bolt cover is almost perfectly round, while the 12 bolt isn't, can't remember what they look like.....
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if its not a limited slip but a gov bom then dont wast your time.
     

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