so which one would i need in regards to a 1st gen ?
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.
Can you elaborate more on this? Im not too knowledgeable on the pinion specsThe 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.
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 memberarent 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 .
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.