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Author Topic:   Ford 9inch rearends??
Dirt Newbie

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posted May 16, 2005 08:29 PM  
Will any ford 9 inch rear end fit in a Buick regal or are there different widths?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 158
posted May 16, 2005 08:59 PM  
They come in a lot of different widths. The one I run in my 86 monte carlo is about 2" wider than the one a friend of mine runs in metric. I don't know which one is best, both of our cars work really well. Mine is 60" from backing plate to backing plate.

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted May 17, 2005 10:44 AM  
The 56 inch wide from housing flange to housing flange ones are good for what you need. You can find them in early 70's late 60's model pickups. The reason I like these is I can run 2 inch offsets and not stick to far out AND both axles are the same length. 29 3/4ths long.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted May 22, 2005 10:02 AM  
I agree with Mikey--find a 67-71 and some 72 F100 pickups --to me they are the best ones to run--sometimes hard to find but they are out there

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 22, 2005 04:01 PM  
its funny how many old ford pickup bed trailers are out there! I found two that way as well. Good upgrade for the trailer going to the metric half its age!

One guy was so happy to do it he tried to pay me.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted May 27, 2005 05:49 PM  
Find one out of a Granada or a Lincoln Versailles 1975-1980 they are 57 1/2 to 58 inches wide from axle flange to axle flange.

neil rucker
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Total posts: 799
posted May 29, 2005 01:17 AM  
as long as it is wide enough to alow your drum brakes or calipers if your running disc brakes to clear the rear frame rails your good. HOWEVER, unless your running a rear that comes out to be exactly the same as stock, you will have to have a bunch of diffirent offset wheels and or spacers to get the track width corrected. even if you dont want it tracking even with the front, say you want the right rear in and the left out to tighten the car in the middle and off, you will need some diffirent offsets and spacers. there has never been a nine inch ford rear that came out to the same width as the stock gm rear in any car ever built. the best thing to do is have one cut and redone or buy the housing and axles from quick performance or someone who can build it to any width you want. it costs more but maybe not when you consider having to buy more wheels, tires, spacers, etc.

neil rucker
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Total posts: 799
posted May 29, 2005 01:33 AM  
the truck rearend the guys are talking about with the same length axles are fairly close to a stock 70 thru 81 camaro as far as the overall width. (brake drum included) but the axle tubes are NOT the same length. in order to have the distance from the end to the frame rail the same on both sides, the center has to be offset almost 2 1/4 inches! this is not possible with some cars. I ran one in a 76 camaro and put it in the center under the car. we ran like a 2" os and a 5" os with a pair of 3" os wheels on the front , and had to have 3 1/2" lug studs so we could use wheel spacers up to 1 1/2" wide to adjust the track width when we needed to.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted June 05, 2005 05:06 PM  
The 9" Ford rear end I run in My Buick Regal Limited came out of a Lincoln Versail.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted June 11, 2005 12:07 PM  
we have 66 to 77 bronco rear under our car I
think it is 54" flang to flang. but you can't
find axles.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted June 11, 2005 03:45 PM  
What about the 77,78,79 Lincoln Mark disk brake rearends? I ran one once in a Metric Malibu. The axles have the big tapered bearings and a 5 on 5 wheel pattern. They are pretty tuff. Not sure about the width but it was wider then the front I beleive. Worked good and could find axles fairly easy, but never needed them.


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