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What model rearend will fit my 50 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by box50, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. box50
    Joined: Nov 4, 2010
    Posts: 179


    Hey guys, I need to make some changes on my 50 ford, Some of my buddys say put a overdrive in and it will make a big change in how it go's down the road. It is geared to low and I would like to change it so I can drive it more, Changing the gear will cost to much I think, What about a rearend out of something else that will fit,If ya'll have any ideas let me know. Thank's for all your help, I just joined here in September and anytime I have a question Everybody has always helped. Once agin thank's :D
  2. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,685


    Always heard an 8 inch was a good fit.
  3. Chris 50
    Joined: Feb 1, 2002
    Posts: 443

    Chris 50

    I put one from a Maverick in my old '50.
  4. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 819


    What about a 8.8" from a Ranger ??? If you get one from a FX4 Level II it comes with 31 spline axles, 4:10 gears and a gear driven Torsen diff stock. Otherwise there is a quite a range of gears and diffs available fairly reasonably for that 8.8" rear.

  5. Buz
    Joined: May 18, 2007
    Posts: 135


    I used one from a 1976 Maverick. It is about an inch less in width and my rear tires go on with less of a struggle. It fit without moving the spring perches by drilling a couple of holes in the perches for one u-bolt to pass through.
  6. RG49MERC
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 272


    57-59 ford rear end from rancheros or wagons,65-66 mustang v8 rears,mavericks rear ends..there is a lot of rears you can choose from..your stock rear end measure about 57" so Anything close to that should fit..57-59 9" rears fit like a glove on 49-51 fords..I'm using a 8" from a 66 mustang it fit but I need to relocate the spring perch pad brackets..
  7. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


  8. Get the 8" off an early Maverick.i believe that the 72 and later have the bigger hub and you might not be able to slap your og wheels back on.
  9. customrod48
    Joined: Oct 10, 2010
    Posts: 201


    I used the maverick 8" w/3.00 gears on my 50. I also have a c-4 auto. You don't say what your plans are for the engine/trans.... the 8" is good up to 350+ hp. Make sure you check for 5 bolt pattern if you commit to a rear end sight unseen........good luck and have fun..........

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