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Opening up the 8.8 Rear & Shoring up the Body buck cart

Today I opened up the 1995 8.8 rear end that I received with the purchase.  It has the 3.08 rear ratio and a dented differential cover.  I've never opened up, or seen inside the rear differential before.  It was pretty interesting to see.

First, I used a 1/2 socket to remove the 10 bolts that hold on the cover.  Then pried up the cover with a flathead to reveal the gearing inside.

I ran through a 360 degree turn of the differential to take a look at the gearing.

Also today, I shored up the body buck to get rid of some of the flex.  Just short gussets was all it took.

Next: What needs to be done on the 8.8 Rear End