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Old 05-13-2003, 06:04 PM
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Does anybody know of a good junkyard swap for a 40 ford coupe. We have tried a rearend out of a 68 mustang but it seems too wide.
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info I have 66-77 bronco,maverick maybe alittle narrower
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A stock 40 Ford rear axle is 60 inches ......measured from the wheel mounting location to the wheel mounting location.



Most people around here try to use a 57-59 Ford rear end from a passenger car. It is 57+" ...measured the same way. They are the narrowest stock 9" Ford I know of. Fairly common and easy to find here in the Southland. I have a 9 inch Ford narrowed to 56" for my 40. That is the lenght TCI uses in their Stage III frames for 40 Fords.

Chassis Engineering sells a bolt-in kit with leaf springs, hangers, shocks and everything you need to install a rear end in a 40 for around $450. You can install without removing the body. Only need simple tools and a drill.

Go here:http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/

These sites have 9 inch Ford widths listed

hiqties.hypermart.net/9inch.html

<a href="http://www.dfwmotorsport.com/Fairlane/9inchrearends.htm]http://www.dfwmotorsport.com/Fairlane/9inchrearends.htm[/URL]

You may have rims with too much offset.....to the outside...

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Deuce Rodster, What size are the rear wheels on your 40' and what is the offset? Nice car, my Uncle wants to use the same wheels and wide whites
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[quote]Originally posted by 49burb:
<strong>Deuce Rodster, What size are the rear wheels on your 40' and what is the offset? Nice car, my Uncle wants to use the same wheels and wide whites</strong><hr></blockquote>

My 40 has 15X7 rims with 235/75/15 tires. The wheels have 4.5 inches backspacing. The rear end is stock (60 inches wide).

I have another frame already built to put under it but have not. I have had it 3 years. TCI Stage III roller. It has IFS, SBC, 700R4, and a 9 inch rear.

Having too much fun to tear the old 40 apart and redo it.


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I recently pulled a 9" from a 72 Cougar. 60"s mount to mount.
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I used an 8" in 5lug out of a Maverick, no narrowing, move the mount pads in about 1/2 in. if I remeber right. I have a 36 Ford coupe, used 15s x7, 235 70 tires, it looks great. the 8inch is a tough rearend, unless you're going racing it should be p;enty tough. I'll have 350 horses bolted in butI'm not planning on doing more than a scratch ever now and then Dan

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