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Sitting Bull

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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  9:52:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am looking at a car with the rear end removed ( someone thought it was a good idea to tear up a Pontiac to make a Rat Rod ).

The Classic Vehicle reseller ( Junkyard ), will put one in for $300, without hooking up the brakes.

Granted I don't know what the gear ratio is yet, but assuming a run of the mill 10-bolt with a 2.93 or so, is that worth parts and installation?



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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  10:47:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Eh, i'd want to know what's going in. If it's nothing special, yeah, about 200-300 for a rear is ok. The thing is, i'm usually picky. without overdrive, i'd say you'd want a 3.23, or numerically lower? Depends on the motor setup. The wrong ratio for a car can make it a turd.
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Sitting Duck

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Posted - 18 Feb 2015 :  08:57:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You know they'll throw a run of the mill open rear end in,with a highway gear. I can buy those around here for $100,max. So you're paying $200 labor without the illegal immigrant junkyard worker touching the brakes? Kind of high priced,in my area. If you live in NY or CA might be an OK price. Also,if you can't do the brakes yourself,how much are you going to have to pay somebody for the brakes? The parts that come with the rear are going to be SHOT. Another couple hundred easily,if you have a shop do it.
I'd want to know what's going in there though,as Cort said.

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Sitting Bull

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Posted - 19 Feb 2015 :  10:21:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the response.

This is just temporary to make it a rolling chassis, so it can be transported. In the end I will be putting in a higher end rear.

If a run of the mill is worth $300 installed less the brakes I'd be OK with it, or should it be worth $200 on the northwest coast?

I was also considering having a friend nearby get a mechanic to make it road worthy and drive it back but I guess I should get a shipping quote first

All things being equal I would find one and put it in myself.

I'd be happier if it still had the rear and the guy took the engine for his Rat Rod and I paid less for the car.
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