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What year did Ford make 8" rear ends?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by billj, May 10, 2011.

  1. billj
    Joined: Nov 1, 2003
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    I needed to change the ring and pinion gears in my 8" and when taken apart, someone welded the spider gears to make a locker.

    Now I am trying to find a donor rear end to find a new carriage.

    Can anyone tell me what years and vehicle types had these rear ends so I know what to look for.

    Thank you, Bill
     
  2. early 60's to mid 70's....mustang , fairlane , granada , maverick , maybe even some falcons?
     
  3. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
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    from Maine

    Actually they were made into the early 1980's
     
  4. optional in these cars - range 62-80
    Mercury Bobcat 75-80
    Mercury Comet 64-77
    Mercury Cougar 67-73
    fairlane 62-67
    Fiarmont 75-79
    Falcon 63-70
    Galaxie 75-79
    LTD 65-78
    Maverick 70-78
    Mustang 64-73
    Pinto 75-80
    Ranchero 64-78
    Torino 71-72
    Zephyr 78-79
     

  5. shmoozo
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    from Media, PA

    One thing worth noting is that the Ford 8" rear came in at least two different versions. There was the 6-cylinder version which had fewer ribs on the gear case and was significantly weaker, and there was the V8 version that had more ribs on the gear case and was significantly stronger. Unless you're running a 4 banger or a mostly stock 6 you'll want the V8 version.
     
  6. billj
    Joined: Nov 1, 2003
    Posts: 184

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    it should match up?

    Thanks for all the help so far, Bill
     
  7. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    from Canada

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    Yep...all of the above and some Pintos
    and Mustang II's had them too.

    Mart3406
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