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Old 11-25-2005, 03:06 PM
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As a Moderator here, I would like to WELCOME YOU HERE.....

It is common practice to narrow a 9 inch Ford the way you describe. I have done it the same way many times. You just have to be careful when swapping in another axle shaft because Ford got weird along the years of the mid 70's. Some of the Rancheros had the 5 inch bolt the Lincolns. And there are two or three different wheel bearing set ups.....

There are companies that specialize in narrowing axle shafts ( about $65 ) and narrowing housings ( about $95 ) But is less expensive to just get another more narrow set up... Especially since you are not needing a real narrow one.


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