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Thud
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posted 07-18-2002 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have the widths of the rear axle on '70/'71 Torinos and '72/'73 Torinos?

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Thud
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posted 07-18-2002 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've done some searches and found lots of info... most of it contradictory.

The truth has to be out there somewhere!

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 07-18-2002 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I know the '66-'69 Fairlane rear axle is about 1-1/2" narrower than the '70-'71. I would guess the '72-'73 is wider. Doesn't the '72 have coil springs?

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ccode67
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posted 07-18-2002 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The housing I pulled from a 69 torino wagon is the correct width for a 67 mustang, I just can't recall the exact measure. I'll put a tape on it tonight for you and post tommorrow.

Spring pads in wrong position though.
This housing is available at a good price if you need it.

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Thud
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posted 07-18-2002 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys!

The deal is that a friend of mine is trying to source a Ford 9" for his Chevelle, so the bracketry would have to be changed anyway. I have leads on rears out of a '71 and a '72, but I'd like to have a better idea of what might work before I go play with the wasps and spiders and snakes.

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ccode67
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posted 07-18-2002 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
59 1/4 axle flange to axle flange for the 69 torino wagon.

This housing is completly empty, no carrier, brakes or axles, and definitely no wasps if your interested. $100

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dark7068
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posted 07-18-2002 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
check this site out for rear length's


http://www.ridgenet.net/~biesiade/Fordrears.html

Rick

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Bloose
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posted 07-18-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ccode,

Is that a 9" housing? If so where are you located?

B-loose

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ccode67
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posted 07-19-2002 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bloose:
ccode,

Is that a 9" housing? If so where are you located?

B-loose


9 incher, located just outside of Atlanta.
The inside of the housing is clean, no rust or grit, it was recently disassembled so I could use the chunk and axles and the monster sized rear brakes (10x 2 1/2) for my mustang. The outside needs some scrubbing and probably a good bit of sanding to remove some surface rust, then paint.

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MLariviere
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posted 07-19-2002 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
72-76 axles are 58" flange to flange. They were big bearing axles,so the early rims will not fit. All are 9' in these cars. Not sure of 70-71.

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