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njmc
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posted 01-22-2002 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for njmc   Click Here to Email njmc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine is looking to buy a Maverick/Comet just so he can put the
rear into his 49 Ford. Is there anything that would prevent this or make it
too much work, or will it bolt right up? Thanks.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll have to weld new spring perches on it, and get an adapter U-Joint. It has about a zero chance of being a bolt-in.

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-24-2002 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

The Maverick rears are good rearends, but it most certainly won't bolt up. If the car is leaf-sprung (probably) it shouldn't be much more than a perch re-weld though.

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69maverick
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posted 01-24-2002 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My question is why would you want to? There are plenty of rears that will bolt right in out there that are better rears to start out with ! Find an old 50s or 60s station wagon or a Fairlane with a 9" and bolt her in there.

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njmc
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posted 01-24-2002 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for njmc   Click Here to Email njmc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys for the replies,
My friend has now found a mustang 8.8" that he's thinking of using instead. Will there be any trouble with that?? Thanks again.

Nick McIntosh
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-24-2002 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same thing as the 8". It won't be a bolt in.

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