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  1. dostroupe

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    I'm looking at a 1975, actually 09/75 build so I believe that makes it a 76 model. Anyway, the owner posted a picture of the option sticker under the hood. The rear end is listed as a code number AB2- R/A chry 8-3/8. I'm assuming that would be what we commonly call an 8-1/4, not an 8-3/4? Would that be correct?
     
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      I’ll bump your thread.

      I assume this is a Dodge truck? W or D series? 9/75 should be 76 model year.

      Can you post a picture of the label and the rear end cover, or lack thereof? I’m more familiar with 77-79 Dodge trucks, no 8 3/4 in them. Earlier trucks did have 8 3/4 rears. If you have a factory service manual it will show all available rears.
       
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        what is the trim level of the truck?
        s it a d100 or a d150 or?
        sure sounds like the 8-1/4,it should have the regular bolt pattern as well,
        4.5 on 5 and then later on they went to 5 on 5 in the 80-s
        heres hoping you get it and share pics too !

        ps,tech tip,just in case you have to go in the rear someday,
        if you use the aftermarket spacers instead of the factory crush sleeve on the 8-1/4,
        they will last forever.
         
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        It's a D-100. I do not have access to the truck, it's for sale on FB marketplace. I first saw it while on my computer at home, when I looked at it again on my phone and magnified the picture it plainly says 8-3/8. I can not get the guy to message me back. I just thought for the price of the truck if it was an 8-3/4 it would be worth it. I'm sure it's not an 8-3/4 though.
         
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          i hear you there..some of these people on fb marketplace are just...urgh.
          no followthru of any kind,either selling or buying,

          were you looking for a truck or just a replacement rearend?
          i know Cbody Bob is below you in NC and hes a dodge truck guy as well.
          hes one of the best down there and supports all of the mopars/community.
           
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          When ever I have something strange to verify I use Rock Auto’s catalog. Sure enough, they show rear end parts for 8 1/4, 8 3/8, 8 3/4 and 9 1/4. Looks like 8 3/8 was a rear available on a 76 D100.
           
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          • dostroupe

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            I have a 79 with an 8-1/4 rear. I'm getting ready to put a warm 440 in and will be upgrading the rear for strength and a sure grip.

            The truck is for sale for $600 and yard drives, it's a little ratty which I don't mind. Swap rears and have a ratty truck too!
             
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