I'm currently in the process of swapping a '70 Kadett rear axle with my GT rear just because its available. To much dismay they torque tubes are different and the driveshaft on the GT doesn't attach to the Kadett tube. Has anyone done this swap and have some pointers or ideas for what I can do? Rallybob, could really use some insight into this one. I can swap parts off the GTs tube onto the Kadetts and vice versa, all the diameters are different and its going to take some machine work no matter what. Might end up being as crude as a saw, grinder, and welder but we'll find more out about that later. Any any insight, ideas, whatever is welcome, lets make this a good thread, maybe some other pre early GT owners could benefit from this swap since the pinion bearings alone are $180. Oh yeah i tried multiple searches and found nothing on this so if theres already a write up on this just yell at me or something cause I couldn't find it.
Oh yeah i'm in Alaska, machine shops are limited but hey Fairbanks is only 230 miles away, have to go get some groceries anyway.