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streetstang67
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posted 02-05-2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard or read somewhere that a '97 ford explorer complete rear axle with disk brakes and 3.55 locking gears, would bolt up to a '67 mustang. Is this true? If so, what, if any, modifications would be neccessary? And what other years would fit, and did all of them come with those gears? I know thats a lot of questions, but i basically wanna know if it would work. Thanks

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 02-05-2003 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Glens67
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posted 02-05-2003 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve do you think that Nancy would notice if I swapped axles with the 96 Exploder and the 67?
Mabe it's not to late to upgrade the MOORPOWWER.

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It was not a Red Light they gave me a Slow Tree
I WAS NOT LATE the Tree was Fast

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steve'66
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posted 02-05-2003 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glen,

You really should leave Nancy's rear end where it's at.


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streetstang67
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posted 02-05-2003 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how would I adapt the flange type(on the explorer) u joint to the strap type(on the mustang)?

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Bloose
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posted 02-05-2003 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought about this conversion into my Failane but was not wild about c clip axles. I know you can buy c clip eliminators for the 8.8 but decided to skip it.

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streetstang67
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posted 02-06-2003 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whats a c clip eliminator, and where can I get one? Is this the only mod needed to make it work?

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streetstang67
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posted 02-06-2003 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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:Originally off of http://1trick.stangnet.com/faq/8.8rear.html
The main changes that will need to be made are as follows. They shouldn't be too expensive or difficult:

* Move the spring pads to the correct location.
* Adapt the driveshaft to the flange style yoke.
* Adapt the brake lines and parking brake cables.


I imagine I could figure out how to move the spring pads and adapt the brake lines...but I know jack sh*t about flange style yokes. How could I adapt the driveshaft to the flange style yoke? I want to be able to put the old axle in for long street trips, so if I didn't have to permanently change my driveshaft, that would be nice.

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