WTB Wanted 71-72 B-Body 8 3/4 Rear End

Status
Not open for further replies.

tallzag

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 1 / 0 / 0
Local time
5:13 AM
Joined
Feb 12, 2014
Messages
56
Reaction score
16
Location
Olympia, WA
Working on a 71 Super Bee and just went to get it aligned and was told the rear axle is bent. So just need a 71-72 B-Body housing that isn't bent, anybody out there have one?
 

D5667

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 0 / 0 / 0
Local time
7:13 AM
Joined
Apr 20, 2016
Messages
67
Reaction score
16
Location
St. Louis mo
That’s odd-unless it has been hit. I have some but before you ship an axle can you tell me how they checked it?
 

tallzag

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 1 / 0 / 0
Local time
5:13 AM
Joined
Feb 12, 2014
Messages
56
Reaction score
16
Location
Olympia, WA
They did a 4 wheel alignment and one side was over a degree off and the other side about half a degree. Car was in a bad accident at some point in it’s life.
 

D5667

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 0 / 0 / 0
Local time
7:13 AM
Joined
Apr 20, 2016
Messages
67
Reaction score
16
Location
St. Louis mo
How many miles have you driven it and how many bearings have you replaced
 

tallzag

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 1 / 0 / 0
Local time
5:13 AM
Joined
Feb 12, 2014
Messages
56
Reaction score
16
Location
Olympia, WA
Zero miles basically, restoration has just been finished and just putting break in miles on it. Just took it to the alignment shop and they found that it was bent. The right tube is bent and when we removed the axle many months ago the axle did not want to come out and think we know now why. Never had an axle be that hard to come out before.
 

JoePole

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 6 / 0 / 0
Local time
8:13 AM
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
401
Reaction score
477
Location
Hyde Park,NY. NOT NYC!
Housings can be bent by jacking a car up on the tube or even the pumpkin. I just read an article about straightening axle tubes but damned if I can find it. It consisted of affixing a light to the tube end, chain and a jack. Sounds crude but it works.
I'll keep looking. I'm sure a reputable axle shop can straighten.
 

F4R/T

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 3 / 0 / 0
Local time
7:13 AM
Joined
Jun 17, 2020
Messages
2,477
Reaction score
3,483
Location
Illinois
If it’s politically correct for the car I’d definitely repair it, some HD truck frame shops maybe able to help, off road shops too.. I always like to find guys that are much older than me , not scared to fix it and usually know how!
 

fastmark

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 0 / 0 / 0
Local time
7:13 AM
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Messages
172
Reaction score
126
Location
Abilene, Texas
I wish you guys could use a Dana 60. I’ve got one restored by doctor diff. The guy I got it from spent $3300 for it. I’d take lots less than that. It’s all new except the housing. It’s dated coded for a 72. It’s 3.54 with all new suregrip, gears, axles, brakes and ready to go. Powder coated too. Just needs oil nice rust free housing.
 
Last edited:

Darter6

FBBO Gold Member
FBBO Gold Member
Feedback: 10 / 0 / 0
Local time
7:13 AM
Joined
Dec 29, 2009
Messages
6,153
Reaction score
7,225
Location
Nevada
There is one for sale on Moparts. $125 bare
 

451Mopar

Well-Known Member
Feedback: 0 / 0 / 0
Local time
6:13 AM
Joined
Oct 25, 2011
Messages
3,199
Reaction score
2,500
Location
Aurora, CO
Working on a 71 Super Bee and just went to get it aligned and was told the rear axle is bent. So just need a 71-72 B-Body housing that isn't bent, anybody out there have one?

I have the axle housing from my '71 Charger from when I put the Strange S-60 in the car. I sold the center section, but have housing and axles (taper bearings).
Not sure what shipping would cost?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top