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Old 09-24-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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New dofferential in classic mustang

Nobody know if the differential from a newer model mustang (sn95 width) would fit in my 68 coupe. I found one for sail and was thinking about getting it because it has discs on the back. Would I have to put new mounts on it or what? Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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First, I don't know. Second, when you post in the middle of the night, have a little patience on a response. Did you search this forum for the answer? I'm pretty sure this has been discussed at length.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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You are talking the entire axle housing and not just the differential, right? You can possibly make it work but you will have to cut off all of the mount flanges on the new one and weld new mounts that will allow you to use the new axle housing on leaf springs. The other option is to remove the leafs from your car and add attachment points for upper and lower control arms and coil springs. Either way it is a major conversion and unless you are a master welder/fabricator it can't be done in your garage.
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Not sure, but I have heard that there are some rear disc vehicles where the whole axle can swap right over (not sure if that means the width is correct already). It might be worth finding out if this is true then looking around the junk yards for one.
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Continental Marks are like that. They have disc brakes and a 9-inch diff. The problem is that by the time they started putting disc brakes on them they got away from leaf springs. Aren't there several manufacturers who offer disc brake conversion kits? Of course this may be getting outside of the OP's price range.
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First, I don't know. Second, when you post in the middle of the night, have a little patience on a response. Did you search this forum for the answer? I'm pretty sure this has been discussed at length.
I didn't realize I was being inpatient at all. I just posted a question?

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And yea I know there are conversion kits they are just real expensive so I was just curious if the whole differential might work. Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #8
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Don't think the SN95 kit with diff is worth putting on considering that you WILL have to fabricate and modify! Plus the brakes on that setup are not that great. If they came off a SVT cobra car then it's a completely different story. I know because I've modified my suspension a lot in back and learned the hard way a few times.

Wait, save more money and buy a top quality BOLT ON kit.
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I didn't realize I was being inpatient at all...

I believe that he may have been referring to your "anyone *" post at 7:15 AM (before many are awake).
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BTW....in back I've dropped the car 2", added the maier panhard bar, welded traction bars, racing saw bar and still maintaining the leaf spring setup. The car handles amazing.

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BTW....in back I've dropped the car 2", added the maier panhard bar, welded traction bars, racing saw bar and still maintaining the leaf spring setup. The car handles amazing.

.....and when I say "amazing" I mean AMAZING to the point that I track the car. Next year I will do my disc setup in back.
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I didn't realize I was being inpatient at all... I believe that he may have been referring to your "anyone *" post at 7:15 AM (before many are awake).
Ooh I put that because I put nobody instead of anybody so I was correcting that. My bad

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BTW....in back I've dropped the car 2", added the maier panhard bar, welded traction bars, racing saw bar and still maintaining the leaf spring setup. The car handles amazing. ---------- Post added at 02:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:54 PM ---------- .....and when I say "amazing" I mean AMAZING to the point that I track the car. Next year I will do my disc setup in back.
Yea I got new suspension front and rear and lowered it one inch. I got front disc brakes for the front. If it's that difficult I might just wait a whole and do t later
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Look, I've got my 4piston setup in front with some lowered springs, race sway bar and frame connectors and it's real good for handling. Maybe some coil overs would be just perfect. But as soon as you have to start fabricating....your budget just triples. $$$$$&
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My apologies on the "nobody/anybody"! I took it as "is anybody gonna answer." I think I'm becoming a cranky old man!
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My apologies on the "nobody/anybody"! I took it as "is anybody gonna answer." I think I'm becoming a cranky old man!
Haha no it's fine! I understand where you got that from.

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Look, I've got my 4piston setup in front with some lowered springs, race sway bar and frame connectors and it's real good for handling. Maybe some coil overs would be just perfect. But as soon as you have to start fabricating....your budget just triples. $$$$$&
Alright thanks! I'll check into some cool overs
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