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Kellxr7
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posted 04-24-2003 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a 9" for my 68Cougar, It is a few inches too wide & doesnt look right with the wider tires I have on the back, I was thinking of narrowing it about 3" on each side so I can put a set of a little wider tires on. My question is how hard is it to do this? I know a bit about fabrication I worked in a machine shop for a small while & just wondering if I should leave this to a pro or can is be done @ home with a little time? If I do take it to a shop, any Ideas of the cost approximately?

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steve'66
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posted 04-24-2003 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a link to a good article,

http://www.moparts.com/ub/ubb/Forum20/HTML/000030.html

SteveW

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posted 04-24-2003 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mark Williams sells those tools for $460. If you shop around you might be able to find one for less. It would probably be better to pay someone to do it at that tool price unless you think you will be doing a lot of rear end narrowing.

http://www.markwilliams.com/

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MDF99
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posted 04-24-2003 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 9" rear end I run in my 66 Mustang I got out of a junkyard 79 Bronco 4x4. I had a guy in northwestern Ohio narrow it, rebuild the trac-loc, install a good used Ford 3.50 gear and order/install new Moser axles. He charged me only $75 to narrow the housing. In my experience you run into money w/ the custom axles and third member labor.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 04-24-2003 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MDF99:
The 9" rear end I run in my 66 Mustang I got out of a junkyard .......... He charged me only $75 to narrow the housing. In my experience you run into money w/ the custom axles and third member labor.

I build my own 3rd members, but I don't narrow my own rear ends. BTW you run into LOTS of expense WHATEVEr you buy that has RACE associated with it.

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