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'31 Model A Tudor Sedan Rear Axle

Well I ran into another problem today. I wanted to put my rear axle, engine and tranny in today so I could finish my new subfloor and it looks like my axle is too narrow. It's 56" from hub to hub and I think I could use 60". Anyone else have any ideas?? I'm really happy with this body but I really didn't want to re-do my whole rear. I think I'll just order the brackets this time instead of making everything.

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Most Model A's want a 56 inch wide rear end ( measured like above ) ... if your Model A is dropped, Zed or radically lowered ... you will need something wider.



Something like the above will need a wider than 56 inch rear.
Some thing like below will use a 56 inch rear.


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The top one would be closer to my ride height. I figure I'd need about 60" but I don't know what rear would be that wide.

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65-66 Mustang 57.25 inches
67-70 Mustang 59.25 inches
71-73 Mustang 61.25 inches
77-81 Versailles 58.50 inches
74 Maverick 8" 56.50 inches
75 Mustang II 8" 57.00 inches
67-73 Mustang, Torino, Ranchero, Fairlane 9" 59.25 inches to 61.25 inches
57-59 Ranchero and station wagon rears, 57.25 inches
66-77 Bronco 9", 58 inches
77-81 Granada/Versailles, 58 inches
67-71 Comet, Cougar, Mustang, Fairlane, 59.25 inches
71-73 Mustang, 61.25 inches
64 Falcon 58 inches
67 Cougar 60 inches
67 Fairlane 63.50 inches (coil springs)
72 Ford Van 3/4 ton 68 inches
73-86 65.25 inches
57-59 Ranchero and station wagon 57.25 iches (narrowest 9" housing)
66-77 Bronco 58 inches but has 5-on-5 1/2 inch diameter bolt circle
67-73 Torinos, Rancheros, Fairlanes 59.25 inches or 61.25 inches
67-71 Comets, Cougars, Fairlanes 59.25 inches


Plenty of online lists available

http://www.maliburacing.com/ford_9_i..._nine_inch.htm

http://carnut.com/specs/rear.html

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

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AAAAHHHHHHHHHH to much info!!!!

Wow thanks, I've been searching in the wrong places. I'll admit I never even thought to google axle width.

That's a great help,

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It's all about wheel choice in the planning stages.

You must choose the wheel first, to determine the offset.

Deeper dish wide wheels require the narrow rears like what you have.


Even on fenderless cars, the wrong offset can look pretty tacky


Here is my 32 chassis with 1955 Olds 60" rear with an "old" looking wheel, but the wheel was widened at the backside only, to fit the big 16" tire.
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