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Old 09-14-2008, 11:19 PM
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There are lots of opinions here as every where in our hobby. A stock 28 spline 9" rear will take most anything that engine and trans. combo can throw at it with the exception of a big nitrous shot. For $3k I believe you would be throwing money away.

Look for a good rear in the bone yard or flea-bay in the gear ratio you want for the trucks listed previously. A 31 spline 3.50 geared rear around here will bring $300 to $600 out of a truck, limited slip being the higher priced. You can basically bolt disc brakes on these rearends with the stock pieces from a 90's ford explorer as well. Any good machine shop can redrill your axles and drums or rotors for matching bolt pattern with the front end.

How much you do yourself and how much you want to spend is up to you. Some people don't do the dirty work and others can't handle the stress of someone else touching thier pride and joy.

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I see what you're saying. I've had my 1956 F100 to two shops so far and both have ripped me off. They say they'll do some work and don't or say they did some work and didn't.
So far I've invested over $25k and the truck doesn't even look a 1/4 done. So I've been toying with the thought of making my truck my own experiment. I don't know how to weld, I don't know how to fabicate and I don't know how to paint or prep for paint. Basically I have absolutely no idea how to do any of this. But I guess I'm willing to learn on my own. Another idea is to take my lumps, sell my project for pennies on the dollar and buy one that is already finished.
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Slow down

First thing- Take it easy wanting to get a project done in a hurry will cause you more headaches than you can handle as well as the pitch it attitude.


At this point you need more knowledge and understanding of what is needed to continue your project. $$$$'s is not always the answer. There are untold vehicles out there that have taken the owners 10 yrs. to build for different reasons money, time as well as just finding the right piece they wanted on the vehicle.

#2 Look at your local community colleges for beginner shop classes you can take at night like welding, mechanics as well as body shop classes. They had some evening adult classes around here at the high schools.

#3 I'm new to this board but from what I have read here there are a lot of knowledgable people here that will try to help answer your questions. So don't be afraid to ask questions. The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask and have to back up three steps because it didn't work without the answer.


I sometimes talk in circles so hopefully this isn't to confusing.
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Thanks Tony the input is duely noted.
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