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Old 08-10-2012, 03:15 PM
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rear end for model a

Hello everyone,I was wondering if someone can tell me what the best choice for a rear end in a model a would be.I am useing a 350 chevy and th 350 trans.looking for what would be the best "bolt in" application.I bought a ford 9 in. which turns out to be to wide and it is really cost prohibitive to narrow it right now.Is there a particular rear end which is the best width for the Model A?
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Go to he pick-a-part and measure an 8.8 from a Ford ranger or explorer..Those I think are a lot closer to what you need and some of them even come with disk brakes..

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sc falk

stick with the 9".

here's 11 pages of reasonably priced 9" stuff.

Ford 9 Inch - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

find a pair of axles and have your housing

narrowed locally.

just about any machine shop can do it.

you already have the rearend.

you keep going back and forth, you'll

never get done.

have a nice day!
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Here's a link with rearend widths. You might need to resize it.
Google
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model a rear end

Thanks for the feedback guys.I agree that narrowing the 9 in is the way to go however,the closest thing we have to a machine shop within50 miles of here is a bp gas station!
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What width do you need?
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If you can find a '57-'59 Ford (car) rear end, they fit just about right with 3.75 back spaced wheels. These are the nice round back version - this from my '31, and it's a '57 rear.

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The '57 to '64 Ford 9 inch car rear ends are 59 1/2 inches wide. I've got a '57 rear end that I need to sell. These housings are smooth and better looking that the others, although not as strong as the housings with the long tapered center. The 8 3/4 Mopar rear ends are also nice looking for street rods. They are also lighter and take less power to turn and have 30 spline axles.
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