Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend> what rearend will fit under a model A
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: what rearend will fit under a model A Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-08-2013 08:03 AM
kso Here's a chart. Rear End Widths Note the S-10 7.5 rr is not on there, it's 56" and suitable for only low-hp...but common. Most of the narrower factory rears that can support power (Maverick or Mustang II 8", Mopar A-body 8 3/4) have been picked or scrapped years ago so happy hunting. Btw all are measured from the wheel-mounting flanges.
02-08-2013 07:15 AM

where is that measurement coming from.. inside backing plate or to front of drum ??? i have a '67 mustang on my bucket, and i'm thinking its around 54" to the backing plates. the pre '67's have a reduced axle housing.. meaning at the diff it's 3" and drops to 2" at the backing plate... '67 is straight 3". my numbers may be off but u get my point..thats an 8" too..
02-08-2013 06:32 AM
model A parts swap

Be aware . Different years used different parts usually the 5 lug maverick is an 8 inch, Read up on the Wiki here on hotrodders on how to identify rear ends. My Roadster was built over 20 years ago, never completed . It has several things I don't like and plan on changing. The Maverick 8 in rear was installed with coil springs. NOT coilovers. the home made 4 bars used toyota tie rods. about the size of my pinky finger. the front has a 40's axle with more toyota parts. welds to the axle and various places on the frame. I have another frame I plan on using and will use different parts. and will sell the rolling chassis for a rat rod, My choices, I have a stock front axle, a 40's car front susp complete and a 46 lincoln front suspension with the good big drum brakes. Buick finn brakes in a box. and 40 spindles with 65 Mustang 4 piston disc conversions. For the rear I have a mustang 8 out of a 70, about 2 inch too wide, a 5.0 mustang "posi rear with 5 bolt disc conversions, I have located a 65 mustang K car in a wrecking yard with the 9 in rear, the owner just hasn't said what he wants for it. You can buy the various conversions pieces, just have to decide if rear coil overs or a leaf, Welder series sells a weld it yourself hot rod parts. I usually build all my own parts.,,, I have a mill, lathe , plasma, pattern cutter, etc.
02-08-2013 03:34 AM
what rearend will fit under a model A

Anyone know what rearend will fit under a model-a I think it measures 56.50 inches,and I think a maverick rearend will fit. I am going to remove the tork tube and run a open rearend. All help is appreciated

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.