I picked up a rear end from a 1990 Volvo 240 with a 3.73 ratio and will be putting it in my 24 valve Ascona wagon.
I drilled the axles to a 4x100 pattern today (5x108 is stock) and a G80 locker carrier will be here tomorrow.
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As of now, I'm leaning toward using the Opel spring buckets with adjustable arms and a torque arm going up to the Opel center joint mount. This will allow the Opel shock mounts and panhard bar mounts to be used.
Another option was sent to me by dsmith which needs more looking into. In that GT install, the Opel springs were mounted on the Volvo trailing arms and the arms matched up to the Opel front mounts. Two links from the axle to the training arm stabilized the axle. Shock and panhard mounts were relocated.
The brake system on the rear end needs replacing. The Volvo e-brake uses brake shoes on the inside of the rotors and both were in real rough shape. Rock Auto and Advanced auto…