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Mustang II rear end for a shoebox ford?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by deluxester, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. deluxester
    Joined: Mar 14, 2004
    Posts: 474


    I found a 1977 mustang II donor car for my 1950 but I am not sure if the differential is the best choice for this car. I could also use the front end pieces or clip if this is a good idea. Help before I commit to this thing.
  2. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,717


    If it is an 8" it is good. If it does not have drop out center, pass on it. It is 57", so other 1950 owners can tell you if width is good. V8 models should be trac-lock. This was fuel economy era so probably 3.00:1.
  3. old dirt tracker
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,002

    old dirt tracker
    from phoenix

    all must 11 that i have seen are 4 lug bolt pattern. rear will look funny and hard to find 15" wheels for . front is fine and you can get 5 lug rotors for it from speedway. you might be able to redrill the rear axle to 5 lug.
  4. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 531

    Jack Luther

    8" Maverick is probably the easiest swap into a shoebox Ford.

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