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rear end / brakes, etc / INFO??

HI folks,... I was curious and need some info... I figure this is a GREAT place to get it.

I am redoing an old Studebaker pickup.

I put a Mustang II IFS front end on it and it's got the (whatever the size modern lug pattern on it... 5 x 4 1/2 or whatever for a Mustang)

I bought a 9" Ford rear end and am putting in a Triangulated 4 bar link suspension on the rear.

The axels that I got with the 9" ford rear end are 28 spline, and are 5 x 5 bolt pattern. Obviously I don't want to use these.

I want to get the SAME bolt pattern that is on the front so I can rotate the tires, etc since it's gonna be the car I drive every day. I don't want one size tire and wheels on the front and a different one on the back (as far as what I am asking about).

What have I gotta do to get everything all set up. The rear end don't have any mounting brackets for the brakes, just bare housing right now.

Someone told me it was a real bi*ch to get all this to match up. I figured I could just go buy all this stuff new and bolt it on. They said "No way, Jose'"

SO whats the scoop,.. and what ALL have I got to do to get done what I want to do.

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It would be easier .. and more cost effective IMHO to just find another rear end ... most Ford 9 inch rears come with the 5 on 4.5 wheel pattern. Find one as complete as you can ... I find that a 57 to 59 Ford car rear is the most perfect fit most Hot Rod projects.

Here is a list of common Ford rear end widths ...

http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/F...imensions.html

The measurements are taken this way ...


Here is a good tutorial on 9 inch Fords ...

http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm
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Is the rear housing the width you need for the project? If so, just have the axle flanges redrilled for the 4 1/2" pattern.

What type of brakes are you planning to use?
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ok let me see if I can answer everyone questions...

First the rear end IS the correct length... so that is good.
I guess I failed to state that my major concern was that someone told me I couldn't mount up the brakes (calipers, disc, etc). I plan on using disc brakes all the way around, and they said you couldn't do that without going to a WHOLE lot of trouble (if it was possible at all)

As far as finding another 9" ford rear end,.. gosh,.. I was 3+ months of REAL HARD searching finding this one. Not many left where I am. Several race tracks, and most of them used up in race cars. I was lucky to find this one.

Thansk fort the help so far,... Hope I can get some reliable info...
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First the rear end IS the correct length... so that is good.

I guess I failed to state that my major concern was that someone told me I couldn't mount up the brakes (calipers, disc, etc). I plan on using disc brakes all the way around, and they said you couldn't do that without going to a WHOLE lot of trouble (if it was possible at all)
Being as it is not a dedicated FORD build, finding a disc brake conversion (kit) for the rear should be fairly easy. Most use GM components and you just have to measure your axle flange size.

STAINLESS STEEL or MASTER POWER BRAKES should be able to outfit you.
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[QUOTE=KULTULZ]Being as it is not a dedicated FORD build, finding a disc brake conversion (kit) for the rear should be fairly easy. Most use GM components and you just have to measure your axle flange size.
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OK,.. thanks...
Just so I'm not confused...
You can mix and match Ford and GM parts here..???
A GM bracket to hold the Disc brakes, calipers, etc will fit on the Ford rear end housing.?? Then everything will work with my Ford axels?? Proper clearance, spacing, etc?? Just wanted to make sure before I got all excited. LOL
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You can mix and match Ford and GM parts here..???
A GM bracket to hold the Disc brakes, calipers, etc will fit on the Ford rear end housing.?? Then everything will work with my Ford axels?? Proper clearance, spacing, etc?? Just wanted to make sure before I got all excited. LOL
I posted this yesterday in a different thread. Go to this site for a low-budget disc-brake conversion for 9-inch Ford. It uses mostly cadillac parts. http://www.steeltechsolutions.com/RE...PAGE_CODE.html
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9 inch 5 on 5 ford???

As I recall the 5 on 5 were used on Lincolns and were usually 9 3/8 ring gears . Usually too wide for street rods. Some of the stuff will interchange. It's usually better to find the right size and bolt pattern to start with and will cost less in the long rum.....retired ford engineer
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