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what rearend will work

i got a friend that wants a 9in but more he needs one that is 52 in long to work in his 67 camaro does anyone know what he might pull one out of at a junk yard or something along those lines

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52" is a mighty short rear end. The late 50's 9" rears are about 57" long. The Camaro uses a 60" rear in stock configuration and the 67-71 Comet, Cougar, Mustang, US Fairlanes are about 59.25 inches.
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i got a friend that wants a 9in but more he needs one that is 52 in long to work in his 67 camaro does anyone know what he might pull one out of at a junk yard or something along those lines



Most experienced rodders measure the rear end this way.......because measuring from the rear of the backing plates varies so much, due to brake drums widths....which can vary by 1 inch ( meaning 2 inches overall )

I had a 69 SS Nova years ago, And I used a 57 to 59 Ford passenger car rear end. The 69 Nova and the 67 Camaro has the same width rear end. The 57 to 59 Ford car rear end was 2 inches more narrow than the stock rear end.

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hes got

hes got 11 in wide rims and set them in where he wants them and thats ohow he got his measurement but any rearend will do he just prefers a 9in but it dont have to be
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what rearend will work

Take a look at this site. I think it will help you guys out.

http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Suspe...tml#Suspension
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The 57 to 59 Ford rear end is the most narrow Ford 9 inch.........available from the FOMOCO ....stock.

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Here's some info that may help. These measurements are from flange to flange. Subtract 5" for bare housing length.

65-66 Mustang 57.25 inches
67-70 Mustang 59.25 inches
71-73 Mustang 61.25 inches
77-81 Versailles 58.50 inches
74 Maverick 8" 56.50 inches
75 Mustang II 8" 57.00 inches
67-73 Mustang, Torino, Ranchero, Fairlane 9" 59.25 inches to 61.25 inches
57-59 Ranchero and station wagon rears, 57.25 inches
66-77 Bronco 9", 58 inches
77-81 Granada/Versailles, 58 inches
67-71 Comet, Cougar, Mustang, Fairlane, 59.25 inches
71-73 Mustang, 61.25 inches
64 Falcon 58 inches
67 Cougar 60 inches
67 Fairlane 63.50 inches (coil springs)
72 Ford Van 3/4 ton 68 inches
73-86 65.25 inches
57-59 Ranchero and station wagon 57.25 iches (narrowest 9" housing)
66-77 Bronco 58 inches but has 5-on-5 1/2 inch diameter bolt circle
67-73 Torinos, Rancheros, Fairlanes 59.25 inches or 61.25 inches
67-71 Comets, Cougars, Fairlanes 59.25 inches

Where to find the 9" rear axle
67-73 medium and big block Mustangs and Cougars
66-71 Fairlanes, Torinos, Montegos, Comets, and other Ford intermediates
with big blocks
57-59 V8 Fords and Mercurys
77-81 Lincoln Versailles & Trucks

Type of 9" axle housings
67-73 Mustang/Cougar - light duty, thinnest housing material, small axle
bearings, 28 and 31 splines
57-68 passenger car and 1/2 ton truck - medium duty, stronger than Mustang
type, 28 and 31 splines
Ranchero/Torino - heavy duty thick wall housing, 3.25 inch diameter axle
tubes with flat tops
69-77 Galaxies (coils), Lincolns (coils), and late pickups (leaf)- 3.25
inch diameter all the way to the backing plate, coil housings have upper
control arm mount


How to recognize 9" housing centers
57 - no dimples, flat center band up the center of the rear cover, bottom
drain plug
58-59 - two dimples on back of housing, flat center band, some had drain holes
60-67 - two dimples, flat center band, oil level hole in back cover
63-77 Lincoln, LTD, Thunderbirds had 9.375 inch centers, housings were cut
away at the gasket surface for ring gear clearance, one curved rib at the front
top portion of differential. Strong, but no gears.

Types of 9" Axles
28 spline axles cannot be shortened and resplined (they're tapered)
Some can: 69-73 Mustang and Cougars have a straight 28 spline axle.
72 and earlier 31 spline axles have the ability to be shortened
73 and later 9" (big cars) have a 5-on-5 bolt circle and the axles cannot be
shortened
67-73 Mustang axles identified by wheel flange:
oval hole - 28 splines two large holes and counter sunk center - 31 splines
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