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Looking for advice on rear ends

I've posted a couple other threads with some similar questions, but now that my deployment is ending, I'm getting back into the world of "I really want to do this."

I intend on putting a high horsepower, street legal motor into my project '71 300. To match up to 500 horsepower and as much torque, I need a rear end to take that kind of power. I'm looking toward Corvette or similar strength rear ends, but wouldn't mind keeping things in the family.

Does Mercedes make a rear end that I can pick up at a junk yard, that takes this much power? I'm not too bad with a welder, so making mods as necessary is ok. Fewer the mods, the better of course.

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A W124 rear end may be a good option, Mercmad6.3 will tell you more on what's involved.
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