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Old 01-11-2006, 06:22 PM
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I wondered if any of the xperts might know what ford trucks ie. ranger, bronco or one of the later model cars have a 56" rearend. Iwill be using coil-overs so I will have to weld some anyway. I am working on a 37 ford roaster and have been told to use a 56" rear and front.

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A V8 Maverick ( with 5 lug wheels ) is 56 inches wide.


measured THIS WAY......

I actually prefer a 58 inch wide rear.....under a 35 to 40 Ford. 1957 to 1959 Ford cars are that width and are of the vastly popular 9 inch Ford series.

Here is a site with some rear end widths listed......

http://www.quickperformance.com/Tech...us_measure.htm
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Thanks I have looked at the site and don't see any thing but old stuff that is hard to find I did not see any thing on the ford ranger or any of the things that are so plentyfull. Don't need to spend a grand when some of the rear ends in the junk yard will work just fine I just thought some of you fellowers had been that route. I done got to old laY on the grown to use a tape on the cold wet grown but thanks .

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In my part of SC.....57 to 59 Ford rears bring $150 to $200 all day long.

Rangers do not have the gear ratios readily available that 9 inch Fords do. IF you are determined to put a late model Ford under the 37 roadster.....look at a Explorer.....most of the later ones have factory disc brakes.....with a parking brake...


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The 37 roadster.......is it a original Ford 37 roadster or something else ?

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Thanks thats what i had in mind do you know how wide they are Oh ya i can get one with disk for $125 with drums $100

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Oh yes it is a glass car

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Rangers and explorers use 7.5" rears. They don't handle very much torque. They are designed for a 4 or 6 cyl. If you are running a decent V8, and want a late model rear, look for a GT Mustang. It has an 8.8" rear that will handle a V8 and you can find wrecks from the 80's for a few hundred bucks for the whole car. However, I don't know what the width is. You can probably find out at the junk yard. They should have at least one out of the car that you can drag a tape measure across. If not, one of the yard hands will probably measure it for you.
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Thanks Caveman do you know what a full size bronco has no need to ask the ford place. I don't know if they had disk brakes on any of them or not I can get a early mustang 4 bolt for $100 but I did not need to spend the bucks for the conversion.

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A full size Bronco rear is the same as a full size pickup, so that's probably not what you're looking for either. It's too wide and has a 5.5" bolt pattern. If you can't find any of the cars whose rears are listed on the website mentioned above, you might consider something from Chrysler. The mid-size cars of the 80's had 5-lug Dana rears with 4.5" bolt pattern. I don't know if the width is perfect for your application but you can find out at the junk yard.
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[QUOTE=Deuce]A V8 Maverick ( with 5 lug wheels ) is 56 inches wide.


measured THIS WAY......

I actually prefer a 58 inch wide rear.....under a 35 to 40 Ford. 1957 to 1959 Ford cars are that width and are of the vastly popular 9 inch Ford series.

Here is a site with some rear end widths listed......

http://www.quickperformance.com/Tech...us_measure.htm

I have a small bronco 9in and I believe it is 58" from wheel mount flange to wheel mount flange. Ed ke6bnl
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Thanks fellows i think i have one that will work if the man did not fib to me i'll know for sure wednesday is is a Granada

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