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Old 02-07-2006, 06:31 AM
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hello i have a problem with my 4 wheeling project i bought a old lifted ranger and took out the lift kit and i need to find out what the axle's are out of because i took off the drums and guess what no pad left but i did this after i put it in i looked for a id tag or numbers stamped in it but i couldn't find any i don't know much about axles but i was told that the rear was a 9" and the front was a Dana 40 but i had my buddy at car quest look at every ford from 73 to 81 and nun of the drums or pads were the same they were mostly too big please i would hate to scrap these axles is there any way i could get the axle identified

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So ... it's brake pads and shoes that you're looking for?

When you say "Ranger" ... you are talking about the 1/4 ton downsized truck that usually has a 4-cylinder or V6 engine, right?

If so, and memory serves me correctly, there were 2 brake size options...
9" or 10" rear drum inside diameter.

Measure your drum diameter, and the width of the friction material on the shoe ... and I'll see if I can help you get some part numbers.

Front pads are a bit tougher ... but should be visually identifiable by comparing them pictures in a buyer's guide. If worse comes to worse ... do you have a digital camera?

Do they look like these? :


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the axles have drums front and rear but the ranger that i took the axles out of were not the factory axles those are disc pads i will measure the drums tonight
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When you say "Ranger" ... you are talking about the 1/4 ton downsized truck that usually has a 4-cylinder or V6 engine, right?
Not if it's from the 70's, Ranger was a name on the -ton trucks back then.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:34 AM
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Not if it's from the 70's, Ranger was a name on the -ton trucks back then.
Correct.
Ford just loves to "recycle" their vehicle names ... which makes being a partsman a lot of fun.

"Explorer" was also an F-Series pickup.

"LTD" was my favorite ... (NOT!)
eg 73-78 "LTD" was full-size
77-79 "LTD II" was the same basic platform as T-Bird (Loooonnnng Hood)
83-86 "LTD" was that POS midsize with the 3.8 V6

To top it all off ... 79 "LTD Crown Victoria" ("Crown Vic" was recycled from the 50's too wasn't it?) I believe that they dropped the "LTD", and just called them "Crown Vics" as of 1980.
They did the same thing, to a lessor extent, with Mercury Marquis / Grand Marquis.

"Custom" could have been a car or a truck in the mid-60's.
"Maruader" and "500" are also back.

I'm sure there are a bunch more, but that's all that comes to mind right now.
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Yea, that reminds me, my dad bought a -ton ford explorer supercab new from the dealer back in 1977.

That was to replace his 1973 Chevy C-20 back in 73, he never even got it all the way home and had to have it towed back to the dealer to have the first warranty service repair to the front brakes. That truck was back for warranty repairs 53 times from what he told me, and old receipts we found.
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pics of the housing and brakes would be good. might help us id it faster. my guess is that if you got drums all around, then you are dealing with older axles. something from the late 60's to early 70's. i think disc brakes were still options at that point and became mandated in the early 70's... like 71 or 72 i think....
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well the drums are 10 inch there the same size as a 96 ranger but the bolt pattern is for full size and i have to find my camera to take some pics so i will turn my House upside down oh and the pads off the 96 ranger work to the axle was cut down so it was wider than the stock mini ranger i hope that will help
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i would have checked those earlier years but the carquest computer doesn't go back that far it only went back to like 73
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well the drums are 10 inch there the same size as a 96 ranger but the bolt pattern is for full size and i have to find my camera to take some pics so i will turn my House upside down oh and the pads off the 96 ranger work to the axle was cut down so it was wider than the stock mini ranger i hope that will help

OK ... just to make sure I understand this correctly ...

You want drums and shoes for the front AND rear (or is it rear only ?)
If it is front and rear ... are they both 10" ID? What about the shoe WIDTH?
(I DID ask this earlier)

You want Ford 1/2 ton bolt pattern (5 x 5.5)

The only thing that I can find that seems to come close is EARLY Bronco.
They had 11 x 2 drums/shoes on the front, and had 10 x 2-1/2" on the rear with the lighter duty axle (2780 lb) and had the 5 x 5.5" bolt-pattern.

Early Econoline (64-72 E100) had 10 x 2-1/2 on the front, and those drums were also 5 x5.5" bolt pattern.
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the shoes are 2.5" wide my 96 ranger shoes will fit it all i need is the rear drums
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[You want Ford 1/2 ton bolt pattern (5 x 5.5)

The only thing that I can find that seems to come close is EARLY Bronco.
They had 11 x 2 drums/shoes on the front, and had 10 x 2-1/2" on the rear with the lighter duty axle (2780 lb) and had the 5 x 5.5" bolt-pattern.

Early Econoline (64-72 E100) had 10 x 2-1/2 on the front, and those drums were also 5 x5.5" bolt pattern.[/QUOTE]]

what year bronco because that size is what i need if you cant figuer it out its ok i think the front on the econoline will work
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i'd say try a 69 bronco... that might have it...
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C6TZ 1126 A (Obsolete from Ford) fits 66 to 75 "U" (Bronco) 10 x 2-1/2"

NAPA #640-1460 IS still available.
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