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Old 12-18-2008, 09:10 AM
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9 in ford rear end

I found the reference for 9" ford car rear ends, but nothing on the truck rear ends with the 5 x 5.5 bolt pattern. Anyone have a source for which vehicles had which widths?

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There are basically just two widths on the 9 inch Ford pickup rears.

The 57 to 72 models are 61 inches and a fuzz
the 73 to 86 models are 4 inches wider
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oldguy892, If this is for the 53 F100,the 57-72 that Deuce listed bolts right in.The picture of the springs that I showed you.That is my 54 truck with stock springs and a 1966 F100 9 inch.
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9 " ford rear end.

Redlightning, Yup. That's what I was looking for. Must have a later model in it. Tires are out past the fenders.
How wide a rim can you get on the back, and clear the fenders? Rough guess is an 8" rim w 0 offset would squeeze by.

One more afterthought. If I find the right width, can I switch out the pumpkin with the one I have?

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One more afterthought. If I find the right width, can I switch out the pumpkin with the one I have?
I had a 48 F-1 years ago and a 58 F-100 rear end was almost a direct bolt in. The 9 inch center section from the 73 up should be a direct fit into the 72 and back 9 inch housing ... as long as both are 28 spline units. Some of the later units are 31 spline
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some of the tubes are 3 1/4 or 3 1/2", can't remember which and it's too cold to walk out to the shop...
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9 in ford rear end.

FWIW. Found an older rear end, 61 inches flange to flange. 28 spline, so my newer pumpkin fit right in. Also was able to transfer the entire brake system, backing plates/shoes/cylinders/e-brakes, didn't even have to tear it down.
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