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Old 09-21-2011, 08:14 AM
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8.8 off-set install in a 31 ford

Hello, does anybody know if a ford 8.8 off-set diff. will work in a 31 ford while using buggy type springs ? The present width is almost perfect for the car so cutting ain't gonna fix it,,,thanks for the heip.

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There are different width's of 8.8. 87 and later 80's Mustang are narrow. You can get 2 ranger 5 bolt axle shafts . the short side ( they are different left to right ) . then trim off the old brackets and install the kits for buggy spring brackets, Lincoln Mark from the 80's disc brakes bolt on, Lots more 8,8 info on the later mustang forums.
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when you say buggy, will the center of the spring or the ends of the spring on the rearend? /\ or \/
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thanks for the info, I live in Montana which makes availability of parts a problem, finding one of what - ever youre looking for can take time ,, but two,, might be a problem,, thanks again,,,Jim
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the end of springs attached to axel housing , the center then attached to crossmember
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buggy springs and modern diff

i used a 9in from a Granada and the original bugey springs. made my adapter to bolt to the original spring pads on the axel.the tork arms where home made as part of the spring hanger and a pad for mounting to diff.had trouble with bending the torq arms and required several up dates,also made a short panhard.works fine,also needs a cleanup as not a thing of beauty with the reinforcements. cliff
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