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Molly, my Golden Retriever, is a bed pig (on my bed of course). She's suppose to be my kid's dog, but you know how children's promises go. She's 9, he's 20.

Looks better than what I got in the hospital. I was in for heart palpitations so was in the cardiac unit and had to have the "heart friendly" meal. Baked chicken with nothing on it and veggies. Worst

Speaking of voices in ones head! Which one told you to change your avatar again?! How can Frosty be a car? Unless it’s an ice cream truck! I know, I know you JustA like to keep us confused! Well that

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10 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

21st century stuff Justa 🍻

and I have done it your way myself before too!!!

you need a hoist mate 👍

Don't need it now, my bods back on the frame.:slap:

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Hey bud, my cars still on the jack stands. Hoping to have her on the ground today or tomorrow and I'll measure frame to ground for ya.

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Got the ball joints off and pressed out the bushings ready for sand blasting 

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12 hours ago, Wrongway said:

Hey bud, my cars still on the jack stands. Hoping to have her on the ground today or tomorrow and I'll measure frame to ground for ya.

that would be cool wrongway, have you done anything with your stock springs??🙄

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JustA, tell me about you diff, i justa went back to the picture you posted of your chasiss when you did your swap and noted that your diff has a tin back.... mine doesnt, what are these diffs???

i would of expected all gm diffs to have tin back plates, yet mine is this ruddy great solid mass looking more like a _ord 9 inch :stars:

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Let me guess - your diff is more like a Ford 9" - with a center chunk or pumpkin? That would be the 57-64 Oldsmobile/Pontiac Full size rear diff that was standard on those cars.

The midsize cars had a 10-bolt 8.5" rear pinion diff (with the tin rear cover). Towards the end of the 60s, GM came out with the legendary 12-bolt in the Corvettes, Camaros, Firebirds, and selected muscle cars. However, the standard A-body/F-body was the 10-bolt.

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3 hours ago, Frosty said:

Let me guess - your diff is more like a Ford 9" - with a center chunk or pumpkin? That would be the 57-64 Oldsmobile/Pontiac Full size rear diff that was standard on those cars.

The midsize cars had a 10-bolt 8.5" rear pinion diff (with the tin rear cover). Towards the end of the 60s, GM came out with the legendary 12-bolt in the Corvettes, Camaros, Firebirds, and selected muscle cars. However, the standard A-body/F-body was the 10-bolt.

wow thanks Frosty, thats interesting, i have a 57 chev diff on the floor and its a solid back and its wayyy smaller head than the Pontiac unit . 

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12 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

JustA, tell me about you diff, i justa went back to the picture you posted of your chasiss when you did your swap and noted that your diff has a tin back.... mine doesnt, what are these diffs???

i would of expected all gm diffs to have tin back plates, yet mine is this ruddy great solid mass looking more like a _ord 9 inch :stars:

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Frosty beat me to the punch.  Soooo yea, what he said.:pop_corn:

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Cool chassis porn bud. I'm jealous. The finish on the control arms is first rate!

JUSTA so you know, the 57-64 Olds/Pontiac rear diff was very popular with the early drag racers.

I run a 12-bolt in Lucy. It has 3.55 gears. I think it is a good compromise gear between highway and city.

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Glad to see it done bro! Looks awesome! 

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Nice bones....... Great work.  Happy it's back N gettin ready to ROLL.

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