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Old 05-15-2006, 10:22 PM
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what rear end will fit a 1965 ford mustang

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Old 05-15-2006, 11:08 PM
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I've got a '65 myself, and it was my first car. =) I like my stock rear, what're you planning on doing with the best car in the world? Racing? Daily driver? (Also, what size engine and such? I wanna know just 'cause mustangs are my thing). Hopefully someone can give you a good answer!
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Originally Posted by ep50merc
what rear end will fit a 1965 ford mustang
64 and 1/2 to 66 Mustang rears interchange
There are 3 basic ones ...
1) the stock 4 lug type
2) the stock 5 lug ( 8 inch series )
3) and the RARE 9 inch series ... 5 lug type ... in high horsepower Mustangs.

Other rear ends can be fitted ...

A common choice in my area is the 57 to 59 Ford passenger car rear end ...
9 inch series, 5 lug axles and strong ...
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:12 PM
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Any Maverick or Granada of the 70s is a direct bolt in. read on.
Most Mustangs and Bigger Falcons up to 69 have the same width rear end and direct bolt in.

Most every unibody Ford (except the 62-65 Fairlanes) had the same rear end and spring perches for a direct bolt in. 57 1/2 inches wide wheel to wheel.

The axle housing tubes are 3 inch instead of the original early Mustang/Falcon 2 1/2 which requires new u-bolts and the holes elongated or an upgrade to '67 u-bolt plates for the wider 3 inch holes. Just grab the plates from the donor car and watch that shock mount position is in front of the axle.

Eight inch and the light nine inch rears have the same axles.

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i have a 65 falcon and i took a 1969 ranchero rearend and it fit in my car all i had to do was move the spring perches and a 1969 mustang is the same to but people argue with me but its in and it works so i say it works
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