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Old 11-25-2010, 04:34 PM
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1936 Dodge sedan, What would be the best rear end set up ?

I am building a 36 Dodge sedan. It will have a 350 and a 700R transmission. I am really undecided about the type rear end setup. It will have a Mustang II front end. I have a 06 Mustang rear, but it will need narrowed. Any suggestions would be great ! It is not going to be any high horse power, just a good cruiser.

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If you just want a narrow rear end and you are not worried about strength then the 2 wheel drive S truck rear end is about as narrow as you can get. Most of these are the weak 7.5 10 bolt, so don't expect a lot out of it. The '57 to '64 Ford 9 inch rear ends are 58 inches wide. I don't know how wide you want it to be.
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I'm betting that your 06 Mustang diff is an 8.8, and if it is then it would be a strong rear-end. Good up to 400+ HP and about the same amout of torque. I'm also betting that it has disc brakes. Not really neccessary, but really cool and easy to work on.

About the only thing you could do better is to find a diff that is the width that you need, to avoid the extra work in cutting down the axles and tubes, but you would be happy with an Trac-loc 8.8 - if that is what you already have.
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couple of axle web links

I have a couple of links to post that can maybe help you in your search or decisions.

http://www.quickperformance.com/Tech...us_measure.htm

gives a lot of information regarding wheel bases and axle widths for both your project and donors.

and in regards to using or finding an 8.8 which I picked one up for my Nova from an Explorer, which gave me a newer axle with a limited slip and 31 spline axles without an expensive upgrade to an older ford 9inch. I used this link to print out and then went boneyard hunting.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
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Thank all of you for the input. Those two websites are really helpful.
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I'm building a 36 Dodge 2 door sedan also. Putting in a 96 S-10 rearend. If you find a S-10 Extreme they have an 8.5 ring but they are hard to find and usually about $600

I narrowed my frame so this one dropped right in. 54" outside to outside.

I'm up in Chesapeake VA but from Dothan, AL.

I'll shoot you my email on a pm would love to see what your working on.

If you look under project journels and search for johnhalabama I have a bunch of pictures of mine on here.

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John
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I have a couple of links to post that can maybe help you in your search or decisions.

http://www.quickperformance.com/Tech...us_measure.htm

gives a lot of information regarding wheel bases and axle widths for both your project and donors.

and in regards to using or finding an 8.8 which I picked one up for my Nova from an Explorer, which gave me a newer axle with a limited slip and 31 spline axles without an expensive upgrade to an older ford 9inch. I used this link to print out and then went boneyard hunting.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
diddo on the explorer rear,59 3/4" on the outsisde to outside drum brake model i have
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