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project69
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posted 01-21-2002 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for project69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
has anyone put an 8.8 rear end in their classic mustang? I would like to put one in my 69 fastback and use magnum 500 wheels. I'm not worried about the mounting pts but the width does bother me. i found that the 9" from 67 to 70 is 59.25" wide axle flange to flange and the 8.8 is only 52.25". I really don't want to have the rear wheels sitting 3" inward. does anybody have different numbers or ideas?

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steve'66
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posted 01-21-2002 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Read this thread, and particularly TomP's posts.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/001580.html


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project69
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posted 01-21-2002 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for project69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks steve, i was thinking of a 5.0 mustang. I did not even think to look at my explorer parked right next to it. I'll have to runout in the morning and do some measuring.

Thanks again.

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steve'66
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posted 01-21-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool,

Thank TomP,
he's the Ford wrecking yard "guru".

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SAMWE
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posted 01-24-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SAMWE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a a'98 Explorer 8.8 in my '70.
The width is almost perfect.

The center section is offset.
Becaus emy leaf spring bushings are worn when I get on it the axle twists and the pinion hits body.

Tractions bars and good bushings should elminate that mostly. It is not ideal, but all we had to do was move the spring perches and buy a ujoint to adapt it to my stock driveshaft...
If you want the sway bar you will have to make some brackets.

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sigtauenus
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posted 01-24-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SAMWE:
I have a a'98 Explorer 8.8 in my '70.
The width is almost perfect.

The center section is offset.
Becaus emy leaf spring bushings are worn when I get on it the axle twists and the pinion hits body.

Tractions bars and good bushings should elminate that mostly. It is not ideal, but all we had to do was move the spring perches and buy a ujoint to adapt it to my stock driveshaft...
If you want the sway bar you will have to make some brackets.


I saw in the other thread the idea about cutting one side and using two of the other side. Which side is it offset to, ie, which side is shorter? Seems like it would be a easy fix to cut and paste the housing to center up the center section.

Even after reading the other thread, I still don't understand what exactly needs to be done with the u-joints.

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