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Wide 9" Rear end No not that kind

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flattyAndy, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. flattyAndy
    Joined: Jun 2, 2008
    Posts: 8


    I'm building a 29 A pick up with a 9" ford rear end . The rear en cam out of a 70's something sedan it's 60 " wide seems too wide what's everyone running for width on your rear ends ?? I might scrap this one and start new or cut it down
  2. I used the wide one I had. Un cut[​IMG]
  3. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    Don't scrap it, if you decide to go new, sell it... They are very easily cut down too, but sometimes it is just more economical to buy one that is already narrowed or just came from the factory in a narrower car. My Falcon has a 195? 9 inch in it, and it is 58" backing plate to backing plate. I will be narrowing it soon too.
  4. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,550

    from Kent, Wa

    56 to 58 is what you will want with a full fender Model A.
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  5. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,942


    Late sixties broncs have a 57&3/4" rearend one of the narrowest ford made.
    Not that hard to find them either.
  6. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,884


    66-77 Bronco had 58"
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,941


    I'd have to agree with the don't junk it comment. If you don't need it it will be just right for someone else.

    At the worst case it's real good trading material.
  8. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,670


    id use an early bronco they fit nice.
  9. percifab
    Joined: May 1, 2010
    Posts: 79

    from Dixon,CA

    I used a bronco. Works well. Can't hurt them
  10. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,799


    A 57- 59 ford should give you 57" with a 4 1/2" bolt circle, or a 65-66 mustang 9" [ if you can find one ] would give you 57" as well, or if you can live with an 8" there are lots available, it may not be financially feasable to cut down a rear end.
  11. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Maine

    The Granada 8" is about 58.5 inches between wheel mounting surfaces. I know some Granadas where built with 9 inch rear ends but they are probably rare. An 8 inch will handle any power you could ever get to the road with that light of a vehicle. And if you want something that will launch, I have an ( almost new) 8" pumpkin with a gears set that is about 4.90:1. :)
  12. I had mine narrowed 10 inches and rebuilt new Dutchman axles, bearing all for under $600. and I traded labor for that, for zero out of pocket cash.

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