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Title is a bit of a teaser, but the housemate is a machinist. He wants to buy himself a press mold and a 5 axis. He says he could make the rears out of steel very cheaply. I asked him if under 1500 was a possibility, he said "definitely."

It wont happen for a while, but you boys will be the first to know when all steel housing will be available cheaply. If this became available, how many people here would be interested? My housemate wanted an idea of how many he would be building.
 

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count me in.. very interested.. if he can do it than i might just buy two..
 

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also it might be helpful to look at "nutz" tread there is a lot of interest there.
 

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of course if it is a plug and play
 

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Your housemate know about the Cadillac tax?

Seems like every other product for our car has it. Might change his mind.
 

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My block of steel alone was $1,200.00 (jobber price). Feel free to have your housemate call me. I can tell him how much fun it has been to try to start a steel idea in the midst of an unstable all time high in steel prices and all time low in unemployment rate (potential buyers), not to mention the cost of man hrs. on a machine. The electricity used alone was calculated at around $400.00. I can vouch for how many times a $1,000.00 check and 10 hr days at a machine was donated to research and completion.

BUT, the press mold idea always had merit to keeping them as cheap as possible. My housing would be leaps and bounds forward in providing the ultimate reverse cast donor. I'm all ears here.
 

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Since you're not nutz on the price I'm in!

Wait, why would I want a steel diff? There's nothing wrong with mine.
 

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After looking into it, hes thinking about making a kit that mounts a 1986 C4's Dana 44 rear into the V. The Dana 44s dont start eating U joints till about 900 horsepower and mid 8 second runs, so I figure thats strong enough for a stock piece. The 1986 and up rears are about a grand. Might be a little easier machine work when all you have to do is make a few brackets.

Just a side note, the Dana 36s only hold about 450 rear wheel before they start dumping parts and theyre only a couple hundred cheaper.

Like I said, Ill keep you all informed.
 

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Sounds good too!

I was reading about an 8-900 hp '05 V w/ an LS2 in it. They had custom injectors, kooks headers, whatever sc, and other shit lol. He fabricated an old mustang rear to put on the cts so it could handle it.
 

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Your probably talking about rlj5's. He tried an 8.8 cobra rear end and it didnt hold the power. He has a F1-A procharger on a 402 making about 813rwhp. He has since swapped to a madman rear end conversion.
 
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