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Old 07-16-2007, 05:29 PM
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Hey Ford Guys, HELP ID of Ford rear ??

Hey Ford Guys, HELP ID of Ford rear
Working on this 37 panel truck wanting to up grade the rear brakes to 11" disc
but it now has 8" rotors with a 4 1/2" on 5 bolt pattern We want to go
to a 4 3/4" what axles would we need and from what Ford ? Is there any such thing ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated . Does anyone know the wheel base of the 37 ford panel truck ? I was told 112" but the guy who put the Stang II IFS in has it @ 114 1/4" this creates a front tire clearance problem for the upgrade to GM 11" disc brakes I did last week, I know we are going to have to
R&R it to get the clearance for 15" wheels.

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Looks like an 7.5" out of an Aerostar Van, Bronco II or non-4.0 Ranger to me.
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I believe that's a Dana 44 which could have come out of a Ford truck.

Edit - upon closer look my call is not correct. No drain plug on back plate and the "hump" is not quite right.
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wanting to up grade the rear brakes to 11" disc but it now has 8" rotors with a 4 1/2" on 5 bolt pattern. We want to go
to a 4 3/4" what axles would we need and from what Ford ? Is there any such thing ?
The rear asm. appears (I am assuming it is an 8.8 not a 7.5) to be out of a FOX body due to the upper control arm mounts being there.

(IMO), the easiest way to go to CHEV is to use hardened aftermarket axles drilled for the bolt pattern and then mount an aftermarket GM rear disc kit to it.
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to Ford or not to Ford

I wish the owner/s would go with Chevy but they wanted it all 4ord for some reason , I have never seen such a hack job like this 37 as far as workmanship and odd ball stuff . I was hoping there was an EZ fix but it appears this project is going to be just one headache after another .
I appreciate all the feed back from all you guys just wish they would go GM . I was thinking there could be an axle swap to get the 4 3/4 on 5 but so far no dice but the white fuzzy's on my rear view mirror.
This all started with just putting in a new radiator in and now I have a big can of worms .
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4 3/4" on 5 is mainly a GM pattern. Aftermarket hardened axles are actually cheaper than OEM replacements. That will give you the wanted bolt pattern. I would also think it cheaper to buy an aftermarket GM disc swap that trying to track down a four wheel disc MUSTANG...

Wait a minute. The MARK VII/BIRD/SVO swap is 11" if I remember correctly. All you have to buy new would be the axles, which is like cheap insurance actually.
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I wish the owner/s would go with Chevy but they wanted it all 4ord for some reason , I have never seen such a hack job like this 37 as far as workmanship and odd ball stuff . I was hoping there was an EZ fix but it appears this project is going to be just one headache after another .
I appreciate all the feed back from all you guys just wish they would go GM . I was thinking there could be an axle swap to get the 4 3/4 on 5 but so far no dice but the white fuzzy's on my rear view mirror.
This all started with just putting in a new radiator in and now I have a big can of worms .
I say the owner must be a little bit pregnant. .."wanted it all 4ord for some reason." "... clearance problem for the upgrade to GM 11" disk brakes". I love it when I hear "Its all Ford except for (fill in the blank) andah andah andah."

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I say the owner must be a little bit pregnant. .."wanted it all 4ord for some reason." "... clearance problem for the upgrade to GM 11" disk brakes". I love it when I hear "Its all Ford except for (fill in the blank) andah andah andah."

Trees
Ya ain't whistling Dixie on the all 4ord stuff, these people got raked over the coals by whom ever did the "HACK JOB" for them 3 years ago and if I didn't know them this unit would of been down the road after the radiator job . I by far are not nor clam to be a rod builder but a blind man could of bone better then what was done to on this rod .
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I just called him and told him of the great feed back from all you guys and now I think we're going for the rear cheby with disk and get this thing out of my shop ,plus I don't see nothing but problems with 4ord rear disc on this diff in the truck. I can't thank ALL of you guy's enough for the input your help is much appreciated . I figured since we have a 3 day show to go to on Aug. 25/26 & 27th the idea of cheby parts would change their mind .

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Looks like a 7.5" to me, especially when you look at the bolt pattern. Then again I'm no butt expert.
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Back to square 1 ... maybe ?

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Looks like a 7.5" to me, especially when you look at the bolt pattern. Then again I'm no butt expert.
Now that you bring up the picture you could be right , but that still leaves me with a dead end puttin bigger disc on that rear and a 4/3/4" on 5 ... doesn't it ?
Now I know why I like Chevy's . now this lead may make my life Ezer ..maybe
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It's a 7 1/2" RG and is a piece of crap. Your referral to the owner wanting ALL FORD most likely means he thought he was getting a 9" transplant.

Somebody suckered him. I bet the whole shop had a cigarette after that...
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