Originally Posted by Shadetree Racing
i am looking for some advice on the value of a rearend i am looking to sell, i bought this rearend in 1989 but never put it on my car, the information on the unit is listed below.
i do not have an idea of what it is worth in current condition:
late 66/ early 67 8.2 BOP posi- YH on drivers tube, 3:55 gearing.
55.5" backing plate to backing plate
28 spline axle
1971 ring & Pinion gear, 7/16 bolts with 11/16 head- 1.25 pinion nut.
the bolts were spot welded, not sure why see picture.
i know the highest value is to someone who would want the correct unit for their car, i just dont know what a cone style unit interest is anymore.
any input is appreciated
Never easy to put a price on it. May be of interest for an original 10-bolt, but most serious engine/car builds will go with something that can handle bigger HP, like a 12-bolt or 9". Although for a '66-'67, it can be used in other years if originality is not an issue.
The 3.55's are a good gear, but it may not be a good gear for 70 MPH highway driving, so would be a great gear for local cruising.
Posi is a plus as long as it works and does not need a rebuild.
The welded nuts are what would cause me to pass on it. Why are they welded? Is the bolt hole stripped? Were the bolts coming loose? and why? But someone else may just run it and take a chance.
You could bring it to a shop that rebuilds rear ends and have then try to disassemble it and inspect it to make sure no issues, and then re-assemble it so you know it is a good unit - which may help sell the rear end at a higher price.
So as with all things, go high at first and see if you get any bites or interest. I might start with $500 and drop down from there. Personally, because I am cheap, I think $250 range a more fair price and something that someone might take a chance on.
Just my opinion.