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Mike Friedrich
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From: Boonville, MO USA
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posted 03-03-2004 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Friedrich   Click Here to Email Mike Friedrich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a '37 Coupe with a 9 inch Ford in it. I was wanting to put an 8.8 from a '97 Ford Explorer with rear disc brakes. My 9" Ford is out of a '57 custom. I know the Explorer rear end is about 2 inches wider. I was wondering why the pinion flange is off-centered on the 8.8 and if that would cause any problems installing it in place of the 9 inch? Thanks for any input on this!

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Bluegras
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posted 03-09-2004 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluegras   Click Here to Email Bluegras     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you measure axle to pinion each side it should be the same. The axle tubes may be a different lenght each side. The way it's formed in that area makes it look off center otherwise the drive shaft in the explorer would have been at a compound angle to the transmission.

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