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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking at a 1995 rear end with 3.42 gear ratio. Will this rear end fit my 1968 camaro?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 07:00 PM
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it might fit, if you weld the mounts on. i have no idea how wide they are. but, once you have it in, you will have a smallish 7.5 ring gear- smaller than the 8.2 that came stock in older camaros, but i think the new rears are stronger than the old rears.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 03:46 AM
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the early Camaros are 54.25 and the newer ones are 59.25. You would have to use offset rims. The newer ones do have a better posi unit but they are a lot weaker than the early 8.2s. The housing is also smaller and you would have to design a spring perch
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