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Old 12-30-2010, 10:00 AM
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No. The center of the housing is cast iron. You can't weld the brackets on cast iron. You must find a rear end that already has the eyes cast into the top of the housing or use a housing that is made of mild steel, like the 9 inch or 8 3/4 Chrysler, so that you can weld the brackets on.
ah ok got ya. So looks like a mustang rearend will have to do?

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:53 AM
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It looks like there are a lot of people putting the Mustang 8.8 into the G body cars. The old FOX mustang rear end is narrower than the later rear ends. There are kits that allow you to bolt this rear end into the G body. The only modification that I know of is that the spring perches must be welded to the top of the axle tubes.
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It looks like there are a lot of people putting the Mustang 8.8 into the G body cars. The old FOX mustang rear end is narrower than the later rear ends. There are kits that allow you to bolt this rear end into the G body. The only modification that I know of is that the spring perches must be welded to the top of the axle tubes.
do you know can i use the stock control arms or do i need to get aftermarket fully adjustable ones? i guess trz motorsports has a kit for like $600
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One of the install threads over at Malibu Racing shows guys using the Explorer 8.8 rear. They are making a steel plate truss(looks to be 3/8" or 1/2" thick x 2" wide bar stock) that goes up and over the center housing, just touching the casting at the top so they can drill, tap threads, and bolt through the casting. It spans from one tube to the other, standing up over the center, has a shape that looks like the top half of a stop sign profile(octagon). That gives them the two angle sections of the octagon to weld ears on, and the flat top section to bolt through the top of the case to anchor it, and then it is welded to the tubes right next to the pumpkin.

Wish I could find that thread over there as easily as I did last time. It was a really solid idea, seems like the guy had some like it in some pretty fast cars(9 second 1/4 mile) IIRC.
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Are they cutting the long axle tube and using the same length axle in both sides? The Explorer has a pretty big pinion offset.
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Are they cutting the long axle tube and using the same length axle in both sides? The Explorer has a pretty big pinion offset.
I'm pretty sure that was part of it too, thank for bringing that up. I'm going to try to find the info again, it may have been on a Monte Carlo forum and not Malibu Racing(dang CRS), might have been YellowBullet.
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Ran across this earlier, on MalibuRacing's site.
94 GT Posi 8.8" w/Disc.
http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/vi...779960#p779960

I want to see the setup Eric's talking about also, sounds like it would allow the UCA's to be positioned for better IC.
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