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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 01, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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I know that some nova 8.5 rearends are a direct bolt in for 1st gen. camaros. my problem is that at the local junk yard there are none. I want to know if the rearends from either a 73 omega or a 74 apollo will work as a direct bolt in, in my 68 camaro?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 01, 04:52 PM
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In theory they should work just fine...those cars are generally the same as a nova with minor differences in trim/ body.

I would still take a tape measure and verify that the width of the rear and distance between the spring perch centers (before you put down any cash) are the same as the rear you are replacing.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 06:04 PM
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You may even get a better rear end out of one of them. Some of the non Chevy rear ends had no C clips. Everything else internal is the same as the Chevy 8.5, only with better axles.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 01, 10:00 AM
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I think your car is just a piece of junk and you should quit while you are ahead, you probalby don't know what you are doing anyway, you probably need your friend cody to help you, because you are incompetent, even if you do get it, you are still going to get blown, i would just do a frame off restoration.
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