Progress Thread Finally got my first Fox Body - 1988 GT

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DudeStang

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Noted on the Corvette.

Anyone know what these brackets are called? I was able to replace the bigger ones that have three bolts on them but couldn’t find a replacement for these.
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90sickfox

Wasn't a pretty sight...and I've got big hands
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I don't remember what they're called but I don't think that one is sitting right.
 

90sickfox

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That looks a lot better. Those things could be cleaned up with evapo-rust and a quick chase of the threads with a tap and die kit. Cheap at local stores. Paint them to add some longevity.
 
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DudeStang

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That looks a lot better. Those things could be cleaned up with evapo-rust and a quick chase of the threads with a tap and die kit. Cheap at local stores. Paint them to add some longevity.
I called MRT to see if there’s any way to get the new brackets from this kit without ordering the whole kit. They are supposed to get back to me. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll likely be trying to fix my oem brackets as you suggested.

 

v8stang289

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Just got done reading through this thread.
Nice job so far man! I've enjoyed your write ups and the pictures of your journey so far.


Drained the old diff fluid last night and started working on cleaning the old gasket material off.
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I may have missed this, does your car have an Eaton Diff?
 
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DudeStang

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Just got done reading through this thread.
Nice job so far man! I've enjoyed your write ups and the pictures of your journey so far.




I may have missed this, does your car have an Eaton Diff?
If it does, it would have been done by a previous owner. Is there any way to tell visually? I didnt take a super close look when I flushed the diff fluid last year.
 

v8stang289

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If it does, it would have been done by a previous owner. Is there any way to tell visually? I didnt take a super close look when I flushed the diff fluid last year.
I'm not sure, but it definitely doesn't look like a stock Trac-lok unit to me. Trac-loks have the big heavy duty "S" spring, whereas it looks like yours has the coil springs

This is a trac lok:

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This is an Eaton Posi:

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And if someone went through the trouble of installing an aftermarket diff, I can't imagine they'd keep the stock gears.
 
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DudeStang

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I'm not sure, but it definitely doesn't look like a stock Trac-lok unit to me. Trac-loks have the big heavy duty "S" spring, whereas it looks like yours has the coil springs

This is a trac lok:

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This is an Eaton Posi:

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And if someone went through the trouble of installing an aftermarket diff, I can't imagine they'd keep the stock gears.
Wow. That’s helpful. I was trying to look up pictures of stock diffs but wasn’t finding anything that seemed clear and legit.

On the gears…with this particular car, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if the person who did the diff just kept stock gears, given the way they did the brake upgrade and 3g alternator. I do think the gears are stock, given the RPMs it sits at on cruising speeds.

I wish I had a more substantial update but I haven’t made any progress recently, aside from picking up the painted bumper cover and trying to make sure I have the right hardware to put everything back together.

View: https://youtu.be/_Sjo1WGAIFM
 
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