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Old 08-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Rear end help

Will a 8" out of a 72 mustang fit my 65? I has disc brakes and 3.0 gears.
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As long as where the springs sit and the then length are the same
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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I doubt it. Your best bet is a 9" from a ranchero
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Rear springs are the same design for all first generation so the pins would be good. Compare the width of the housings from flange to flange. I'm with Travis, I think you'll be OK. But measure first. '72 is pretty specific so I guess you already have a line on the axle?
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Yeah I was talking to a guy but my dad fist want to get it yet so he sold it. So all rear end setups for first gen mustangs are the same? Correct?
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Spring rates differ but the size and shape of the spring itself are the same. Shock mounting plates and u bolts can differ due to some axle housing tube diameter differences, so get them too if you do the swap. Shocks were also the same size but could be tuned differently.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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as long as ur still in need of a new rear axle i definitely recommend the 8.8 out of a fox body! me and my dad got one that was already pozi with 4.10s and some even come with disks and they are relatively cheap cuz there are so many of them out there there is some fab work to be done if you want to run one tho here is a link that shows what you have to do
The Ford 8.8 Mustang Rear End - Car Craft Magazine

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as long as ur still in need of a new rear axle i definitely recommend the 8.8 out of a fox body! me and my dad got one that was already pozi with 4.10s and some even come with disks and they are relatively cheap cuz there are so many of them out there there is some fab work to be done if you want to run one tho here is a link that shows what you have to do
The Ford 8.8 Mustang Rear End - Car Craft Magazine
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no the rear end from a 71 mustang will NOT fit a 66 mustang unless you narrow it substantially. as for the fox body rear end, it can be made to work after all the fox brackets are cut off and new leaf spring perches welded on.
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