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Old 08-02-2007, 11:24 AM
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I want to build a killer rear end !

i have a 68 firebird with a 10 bolt rear end. i want a rear end that can handle all the power that a 505 cubic inch chevy on 2 stage nos can dish out.

i have read articles on building a bullet 10 bolt. but that can be costly. i am thinking of going with a ford 9 inch.

now i have located a junkyard in my area that has as many fords as the stars in the sky. i can get a 9 inch for less than 100 bucks but i have to pull it.

the question is. which model ford cars are a good donor for the rear end swap? which would be closest in size to fit a 68 camaro, firebird body with out buying one from a speed shop?

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Old 08-02-2007, 12:10 PM
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505 on 2 kits IMO is going to require nothing less than an aftermarket housing with 35+ splined axles. By the time you spend the change on modding a stock housing, ect ,ect ... you will have bought paid for an aftermarket setup from Moser or Currie.
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Take a look at Alstons FAB-9 housing if going fabricated. I have a Fab-9 with a Currie 9+ center and Detroit Locker, I'd put it against anything for being near bullet proof.
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I personally with that sort of power would opt for a dana 60
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:31 PM
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im not a ford guy at all but ive heard (not sure if its true) the the housing of the 9" aint much stronger then a 10 blot if at all. from what ive read in mags and on this site a 10 blot can handle quite a load. maybe look at some 12 bolts.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:52 PM
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thanks for the info guys! i have a dana in my race car but, i bought the car built. i am a bodyman by trade and this is the first rear end i have attempted building. after looking into it, i see this housing is already set up for a camaro or firebird. it costs $500 from alstons. i guess by the time i pay for the junk yard housing do all of the reinforcements and welding of the new brackets i would have wished i payed the money and went with the fab.
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Could someone pease post a link for "Alstons"
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