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Author Topic:   Build Ford 9 inch
DirtDobber
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posted February 03, 2004 07:15 PM
After doing a search and getting tired of waiting I thought I would just ask. I am wanting to setup a Ford 9" for my Monte Carlo. Where do I find the brackets for the setup and is there any advise I can get from ya on this??


Okie11m
Member
posted February 03, 2004 07:45 PM
Speedway sells the brackets now. In my journeys,I have found that taking brackets & the housing to a shop that has a jig will stop alot of headaches. There is a guy around here that will do them for $100. By the time you figure out all the angles,take a thousand measurements, & weld it the $100 isn't that bad.


DirtDobber
Member
posted February 03, 2004 07:56 PM
Okie Where is "around here?"


racer17j
Member
posted February 03, 2004 09:03 PM
for ther lower mounts we just take them off the stock metric rear end and on top just use some rectangular tubing and drill holes in them to put the bushings in the tops i'll agree 100% with okie any good chassis builder in your area will have a jig and will be 1000% better then fighting it and not knowing exactly where to mount it we have had cars that the mounts were off a bit and it didn't handle at all changed the mounts with our jig and it was like a brand new car


daddyrich
Member
posted February 04, 2004 09:06 AM
ultimate race products have the brackets u need 1800-race-kar


77k
Member
posted February 05, 2004 12:11 AM
I cut the rear frame out from under a car and made my own jig,takes a little time but makes it easy on building replacements.It's easyer to set up with the body off.


77k
Member
posted February 05, 2004 12:23 AM
I like rubber in my top mounts,old trailing arm will work if you brace them up,one side of lower a-frame will work too. I use lower brackets off of metric re-end.I will put new fill plug in back of housing [makes it a lot easyer filling it]and I will weld a drain plug in bottom.It doesn't take that more time and makes it a lot easer on down the road.


mansfief
Member
posted February 05, 2004 08:13 AM
You can cut off the lower brackets off of the 9 inch, reverse sides, trim a little ane weld them back on the 9 inch. If you have to lower your arm at the rearend, the 9 inch brackets has flat bottom and that makes it easier to weld metel to.


BiggerBill
Member
posted February 05, 2004 03:24 PM
Thanks ALL for the replies.
Maybe I can find this post a little easier next time .
I like the plug ideas there 77K!!

Bill Tell me more about the rear ends. I am looking for something in the 60 to 62 inch.
Email me ifn you wish at dirtis4racn@yahoo.com


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