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justin
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Total posts: 263
posted May 19, 2003 06:47 PM  
what 9" ford rearends are ya'll using in your camaros? i found one out of a 79 granada but i'd rather give my left nut than pay what they're asking for it. i was thinking of trying to find one out of a 57-64 or a 67-72 ford truck or a 70-71 torino/ranchero. what do ya'll think?

justin

outlawstock17
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posted May 19, 2003 07:31 PM  
yeah, a granada 9" is kind of rare and some guys know what its worth. it's the narrowest 9" that ford ever made and actually not your best choice. a 71-73 mustang/cougar, 70-71 ranchero/torino/montego are all the same width and will be a better fit, allowing you to use a variety of different offset wheels to help make your car handle. they are also getting tough to come by as well. also, 8" and 9" axles interchange among those years.

save yourself a headache and get a pair of spare axles.

rico 08
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posted May 19, 2003 09:29 PM  
You know i think maybe a even more rare one than that is the older bronco's.

66jj
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posted May 19, 2003 10:11 PM  
67-69 lincoln is 62.5 outside to outside,and 31 spline. and its allready 5 on 5.

extra axles are available from all american in seatle area 75 each, they have over 20 of each.

a stock camaro is 61.5 outside to outside.

wizzard
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posted May 19, 2003 10:24 PM  
if ya can find a bronco nine inch a lot of them have 31 spine axels and can withether 3.55 or 4.10'si've seen them in boneyards for 150$

justin
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posted May 19, 2003 10:56 PM  
What is the width on the bronco rearend and what years should I look for? Thanks for your help so far.

justin

FirstLight7
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Total posts: 69
posted May 20, 2003 01:07 PM  
The camaro that I started in had a 9" from something like a '76 Grand Marquis. I think it may have measured 63" overall. This was too wide in my opinion as I was limited to running only 4" offset wheels on both sides and whatever offsets on the front to compensate. A shorter housing would have been more tuneable.

pit_boss
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Total posts: 80
posted May 20, 2003 04:33 PM  
Year is 66-77, width on the Bronco rear is 58" I am not sure if that is axle flange to axle flange or just the housing only. go to Quick performance website they might have more info on there..... Jim

justin
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posted May 20, 2003 05:16 PM  
I'm gonna go and look at a torino and a bronco tomorrow so hopefully I'll be ready to begin putting it in by tomorrow night. Thanks for your help.

justin

towmandan
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posted May 21, 2003 11:34 PM  
I ran a 67 to 72 ford pu rear in a camaro and it worked ok the problem was the offset pinion when aligned in the tunnel it stuck out the left side about 2 in. further and will make you very tight but you get good exp. playing with wheel offsets I would say its not your best choice.....Towman

tilley88
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posted May 22, 2003 10:51 AM  
The 67-72 Ford pickup rearend is perfect for a Camaro. The axle housing and axles are beefier than the 71-73 'Stangs. They're cheap, too. I can pick 'em up around here for $50 apiece. They measure 61.5" hub to hub. Axles are equal length, so all you need is 1 spare.

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