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Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted August 24, 2002 12:12 PM
Going from 73 chevelle to 83 monte. What type of ford do i need to get correct, stock width, 9in out of. (nonfloater)

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted August 25, 2002 09:23 PM
What width are you looking for? I'm not too familiar with stock GM widths. I have a Ford chart showing all cars with 9 inchers and the widths of them. Let me know the width needed and I'll let you know which models to look for.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted August 27, 2002 11:37 PM
My car builder told me that any rear off a 67-72 Ford truck has the correct width for a metric car.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 28, 2002 01:40 AM
1957-64 ford 57.25" 1964-71ford full size cars 61.0 1967-71 mustangs 59.0 1979-81 lincoln versailles 58.5 1977-80 granada 58.5 the last 2 are the closest for a metric & come with disk brakes.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted August 28, 2002 09:32 PM
Yeah, the Versailles and Granada would be my pick, too. But not all come with disc. Also, they're leaf set-up so you would have to make the correct brackets.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted September 23, 2002 02:41 AM
Go the same car(GM) went with the lincoln

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Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted September 25, 2002 08:44 PM
you're going to pay a mint for a granada or lincoln versaille 9". a 9" is very rare in a granada. all versailles come with a 9" and disk brakes but they are expensive. they're also a little too narrow for my taste. you'll need 2" offset wheels on both sides to keep the tires out of the stock wheel wells on a GM metric. the best choice is a 71-73 mustang/cougar, 70-71 torino/cyclone or 70-71 ranchero. they're all the same width. they are somewhat tough to come by as well, but are the correct width if you want to use different offset wheels for fine tuning. spare axles can be from an 8" or a 9" for this rear end out of these cars.

doug demoss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted October 15, 2002 02:35 PM
Originally posted by jpm:
Going from 73 chevelle to 83 monte. What type of ford do i need to get correct, stock width, 9in out of. (nonfloater)

I have for sale a 9" built to bolt into a metric car just like the one Shane Munson and Andy Boekman use in there cars for sale. I want 675.00 + frt. for the housing, axles, bearings, studs,and retainers.Thanks doug 515-232-0126

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