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    Went to the pull and save today and found a 4.10 limited slip for the 8.8. Looks like its in good condition. Hopefully I can get the axle welded back together this weekend and start on the install of this little beauty.Click image for larger version. 

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    I did try to start sandblasting the wheels I picked up, too big to fit into my blast cabinet! I will have to take them down to my friend's shop and get em cleaned up and powdercoated. One of my buddies has a line on some 4 1/2 inch studebaker wheels for my fronts, I think those would be really neat to keep all steel wheels front and back.
    Nick

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    Nice find. 410 posi is great ratio.
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    Woohoo!!! Work finally slowed down enough I got the axle all welded up. Didn't penetrate like I wanted the first time, second time is the charm!!! Gave it a wider channel this time and made a couple passes. Now to clean it up and get it painted, then it's time for the new gear set.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nick

    There was never a horse that couldn't be rode, there was never a cowboy that couldn't be throwed.

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    Pulled the pinion and the gears, gonna take it down the sandblast it maybe this weekend. Gotta get new perches and figure out placement, weld them up then time for paint.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nick

    There was never a horse that couldn't be rode, there was never a cowboy that couldn't be throwed.

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    Nice! Are you going to somehow calculate pinion angle without the axle under the car when tacking in perches? Never done that myself, nor do I even have a clue how I could do it?
    Vall

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    Vall, no, I am gonna stuff the axle underneath the car and work out the pinion angle to set the perches. I have a friend coming this weekend to help with determining that as well as where the springs are going to land and what fabrication needs to be done. The wheels I have have a huge backspacing, so I need to decide on ride height so I know whether I need to tub or not, or whether i am going to cut the fender well lips.
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    Okay, picked up the Studebaker wheels today, 4 1/2 inches wide should compliment the twelves out back. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nick

    There was never a horse that couldn't be rode, there was never a cowboy that couldn't be throwed.

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    Okay, made some progress. Picked up a Detroit Locker for the rear end, too good of a deal to pass up. Also scored an Edelbrock intake for the 460 for 115 bucks. Disassembled the front clip, pulled the windshield, steering, and all the junk on the firewall, dash, etc. Cut the pillars out of the four door floor. Time to brace the body and take some measurements.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nick

    There was never a horse that couldn't be rode, there was never a cowboy that couldn't be throwed.

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