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noticed alot of you guys with 4th gens need rear end ideas. Just some fyi, a 80's/90's mustang 8.8 is 1/2 narrower than a novas and is as strong as a 12 bolt but lighter, as for 5 lug axles, you can get 2 lefts from the same vintage ford ranger pick ups, as for perches you just weld on the nova rears in the proper location and get drive shaft to fit, seen this done in a 72 nova drag car.
 

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I had a 1985 S10 before and I put a 8.8 Ford Explorer rear end in it. It was a direct bolt in, no welding, no cutting.
 

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8.8 are a good rearend. I built the one in my buddies drag radial car, he has went 8.01 with a 1.20 60ft! No issues. I just reset it all up a week ago, he has a new 632 with 3 kits on it, shooting for mid 7's. You can find 8.8's all over!!
 
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