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Author Topic:   9" Ford rearend
john sallstrom
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted July 11, 2003 10:23 PM  
Just bought a rolling '84 Monte chassis that has the stock chevy rear end . I have a 9" Ford "floater" that is now under our Nova. Is there a way to put the ford into the Monte? Is there brackets that can be purchased and welded to the housing? Is there a replacement housing or do I have to buy all new axles, housing etc ?? John

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 12, 2003 09:37 AM  
I got my upper control arm brackets and spring mounts from my local race shop, and I carefully cut the lower control arm brackets off the GM rear end that I had under my monte. I took it all to a race shop that had a jig to mount the rear end in and weld it all together in the correct position. It all cost about $75.

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted July 12, 2003 11:59 AM  
your nova rearend is going to be a little wide.


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 12, 2003 04:49 PM  
well a nova is 60 wide and a metric is 58.5 wide.

maybe thats close enough for you?

its not for me!!

pit_boss
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted July 12, 2003 06:33 PM  
where did it state that his Ford 9" under his Nova was 60" maybe 66jj can tell from here but I can't

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted July 12, 2003 09:15 PM  
pit boss

I assumed someone can use a tape measure.

Your usefull information in your post that will help the guy out is what???

Can we all just email you directly for your expertise??

You can email me anytime.

jmj661@cs.com

Jeff Joldersma

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted July 12, 2003 09:51 PM  
Thanks for the help. I'm going to take the rearend housing to a local chassis builder as recommended. We run 2" backspace on the front and 4" on the rear in the Nova which gives us 1" wider front end. Seems to handle well. I hope the same will be true for the metric car. John

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