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http://www.metropartsmarket.com/rearend/measure.html

There are at least 4 different commonly available Ford yokes that fit the 9", and you will be able to match the length almost exactly.
so which one would i need in regards to a 1st gen :) ?

The Lincoln rear has a centered pinion where the Chevy II has 1/2" pinion offset. The Lincoln brake parts are getting hard to find and are pretty expensive. Wheel spacers would fix the width problem but you'd need longer studs. If you were changing studs you could have the bolt pattern redrilled to 5x4 3/4" Chevy pattern.
Can you elaborate more on this? Im not too knowledgeable on the pinion specs

arent those rearends getting expensive ? like 6-800 bucks . SEEMS you can get any rearend and have axles made(forged) and housing shortened for the same cost ? I have used this rearend also ,but it was 15 years ago and it was expensive back then .
Yea, theyre about $1400 online now (without the oem locker), I havent gone to a yard but I imagine in the $1000 range . Good thing the guy I bought the car from threw it in along with an extra 9" third member:D

1977 2L50 . Talk about tire melting gears. haha. At least it came with the oem locker. I have heard that the brake parts run about $400.

 

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Can you elaborate more on this? Im not too knowledgeable on the pinion specs
Measure the distance from the axle c/l to the u-joint c/l on your original rear axle and the Ford axle. If it's shorter on the Ford, use the longer yoke.
 

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where to get pininon yoke with 4.5" depth as shown

How widely availible are the deeper pinion yokes? I checked ebay and saw about 1/2 dozen shorter ones will check locally and hit the junkyards but just wondering how availible they are.

Thanks in advance
 

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The deeper ones are mostly found on cars, like the 60's and 70's full size ones. Trucks use the shorter version.
 

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i put the versailles rear in my 63 and it was pretty much a bolt in. there is a u-joint available that allows the chevy shaft to bolt to the ford rear. i thought it would be an easy way to get 4 wheel disc. then i bought a currie posi and super strong axles so i ended up with alot in it, but i don't regret it. strong rear that i should never have to worry about. the calipers and vented rotors are heavier than they need be tho.
 

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The Mustang Boys will want that rear end big time.

It's a good unit.

I got a Detroit Locker for sale that will fit perfect!!!

The disc brake stuff is easy.
Any parts store will have it or can have it in day.
the parts are "W" class but not discontinued. They are the same on a lot of FORD vehicles.


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i put the versailles rear in my 63 and it was pretty much a bolt in. there is a u-joint available that allows the chevy shaft to bolt to the ford rear. i thought it would be an easy way to get 4 wheel disc. then i bought a currie posi and super strong axles so i ended up with alot in it, but i don't regret it. strong rear that i should never have to worry about. the calipers and vented rotors are heavier than they need be tho.
where would I be able to find this u joint?
 

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9 inch rear

What is involved when installing a Ford 9 inch rear end on a 1st generation Chevy II ?
 

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What 9" rear are you going to install? Some bolt right in, others require some additional work.
 

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9 in

It is just a plan in the near future. What do you suggest in using? What I really want to do is swap out the original rear end with something better.
thanks
 

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Are you looking at a custom built rear axle, or a swap out to a stock one from another car?
 

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9 inch

How about a rear end from another vehicle? Will they actually bolt right in?
 

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There are certain ones that will bolt right in, like those from the late 50's sedans, the Versailles/Monarch setups from the late 70's, the early Mustangs, some Broncos, etc.
 

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I swapped my stock one with a 9" out of a late 60's mustang. I have a 3rd gen though. I found an article in hotrod magazine listing the total lengths of the stock chevrolet rear end, also the ford 9" rears were listed. You probably could find it in their archives. The swap was very very easy. Used the factory chevrolet driveshaft. Had to have a brake hose made, the ford brake lines were bigger. I did this swap about 13 years ago. Installed a powertrax locker in it. I have been very pleased with it. That 9" takes whatever I throw at it.:D
 

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Fords has standard axle flange to axle face spacing.

brakes will work with a 8inch or 9inch Ford.

Axle width will only change by the thickness of the rotor hat.

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Does anybody know what the axle offset is on a 9 inch ford with the 11 inch Torino brakes? It also has the housing ends with the 1/2 T bolts, I think they are Torino also.The reason I am asking is I found this brake kit on CL and want to know it it will fit my rear end/axles

http://www.currieenterprises.com/cestore/productsRE.aspx?id=1920

You can buy that kit directly from Ford Motorsport for less money. I bought one to put on a narrowed 9" for my Nova. From what I remember, you have to have the big bearing ends. I used some from Mark Williams. The kit pretty much bolts on...uses Explorer calipers and E-brake setup that's kind of slick. I used Lokar E-brake cables to rig it up. If you have any questions, let me know.
 

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9'' Ford rear, have I struck gold??

I sold my Camaro project last week. In the deal the buyer had a complete drum brake 9 inch ford rear.
It is a open rear with low 3.?? gears.

This thing has spring perch center to center measurement of 43''
Flange width of 55 3/4
Axle width of 58 1/2

This thing can bolt right into my NOVA.
Spring perch is identical, width is only 3/4 short on bolt sides. SO whoopee!

WTF? Where did this come from?
I mean WHERE IN THE HELL DID THIS COME FROM?:eek::confused::confused::D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Al
 

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I have the same in my nova:yes:
 
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