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Old 06-17-2008, 04:49 PM
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8" Rear end?

Hey, I think my rear-end is beginning to show its age and thought if I were to upgrade I should do what Kenny did and shove an 8" under there. Anybody know where one may reside?
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:36 PM
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Here's one from craigslist a few days ago. Seems like it would work and an OK price if it's in good shape. Could maybe get the price a little lower but I paid $57 for mine and $150 to narrow. $750 when the smoke cleared.

I would think a `64 and `65 are similar but don't know for a fact.


1964 Falcon rearend - $200 (Belfair)

Reply to: sale-718023284@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-06-12, 6:45PM PDT


1964 Ford Falcon Futura rearend. This is a non-posi 28 spline 8 inch 2.79 gear ratio complete rearend. It worked fine when I removed it. The only reason I am selling it is because I am replacing it with a 9 inch. If you are interested give me a call at (360) 275-7392 or email me. Thanks for looking-Toby



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4-lug or 5-lug

Kenny,

Didn't you get a 4-lug 8" rear and not a 5-lug? Or did you convert to 5 lug? I somehow thought there was a 4-lug 8" rear that was made for the Falcon... same width and all. Maybe I better do a little more research after I hear from you.
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Kenny,

Didn't you get a 4-lug 8" rear and not a 5-lug? Or did you convert to 5 lug? I somehow thought there was a 4-lug 8" rear that was made for the Falcon... same width and all. Maybe I better do a little more research after I hear from you.
Kenny's came from a four lug Maverick. It was then narrowed to 55.5" which is 1/2" less than stock.

The 64-65 may be a different width. I'm not sure. You should get that one on Craigslist.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:48 PM
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From what I remember, I think the 4-lug Mav is not very common. Maybe only 1 or 2 model years?? I got lucky...
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:51 PM
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I'll check with the guy, but it would be far cheaper to fix mine than to convert it to 5-lug or converta 5-lug to 4-lug - and have the driveline modified. I assume you had to also rework that too? I have already modified my driveline once when I did the 4-speed swap (lengthed it a few inches and did it myself), but if I have to change the yoke that's a different deal altogether. So if it's a 5 lug it might be worth getting if I was going to a V8, but that's not in the plan for now. And as for finding a Maverick. Ha!
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The add states that it is from a 64 Futura. Wouldn't that have come with a four lug? Call the guy and see if it is four or five lugs.

It may not be the original so it could be anything. I was under the impression that the L6 cars came with the 7 1/4" and only the V8 cars came with the 8". The Futura would have been an L6 so the stock unit should be the 7 1/4". I bet that it is not original.

You could weld up the old stud holes and redrill for a four lug. You could also get new axles from Currie.
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Well it turned out to be a V8/5-lug 8" and so I passed on it. Kenny, did you have to modify the rear yoke of the driveline to install that 8" you put in?
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I did have to get a new yoke. The 7.25" & 8" are different. I also had to get the driveshaft shortened a bit (for the 2nd time since I had but in my C4 when I had the stock rearend). That was $167 at Driveline NW and also included new u-joints.
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I did the same swap as Kenny did except I swapped over to five lug..
I had the granada front discs laying around..
I had to shorten my drive shaft as well it cost me about half of what Kenny spent..

I then added rear disc brakes as well.. plus I got to use some cooler wheels...

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