Rear axle width chart

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  1. littleredtoy

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    Somebody on here posted a chart or a link to a chart with various Ford products axle widths. I searched, but no luck....can anybody help with that?


    While I am not actively working on the '69 Maverick project, I have collected some parts. I may pass that project over to my Dad. He seems a little more excited about it at the moment. We have been given a drivetrain out of a '69 Mustang, 302 2V, 3spd manual. We are going to get everything. The car is a coupe and will be going to the junkyard when we strip it. I guess we will hang on to the tranny for now, I have a Maverick clutch/brake pedal assembly. I know the z-bar setup is different in the Mustang.

    Questions:
    1)will the 3spd. tranny clutch fork etc. be any good for use with a 4 or 5 spd? (If I go 5 spd I'll be funding Franks ongoing projects buying his tranny crossmember) Should I keep the driveshaft? I can measure the one in the Comet, but it is an A/T. I don't know that they are the same for manual shift cars.

    2)8 inch rear axle....how much wider will the '69 Mustang axle be than stock Maverick width?

    3)I'll probably save the front spindles etc. Honestly, I don't know if it's a drum or disc car, probably the former. Either way, they should work to get us over to 5 lugs, correct?



    Other than stuff I may E-bay out to Mustang folks, is there anything else anyone thinks I should keep off of it mechanically for the '69 Maverick?
    Thanks, boys and gals. :Handshake

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    And heres one that Jack posted awhile back



    65-66 Mustang 57.25 inches

    67-70 Mustang 59.25 inches

    71-73 Mustang 61.25 inches

    77-81 Versailles 58.50 inches (80)

    67-73 Mustang, Torino, Ranchero, Fairlane 9" 59.25 inches to 61.25 inches
    66-69 Torino, Ranchero, Fairlane 67-70 Mustang 59.25, 70-71 Torino 71-73 Mustang 61.25

    57-59 Ranchero and station wagon rears, 57.25 inches

    66-77 Bronco 9", 58 inches

    77-81 Granada/Versailles, 58 inches (see above)

    67-71 Comet, Cougar, Mustang, Fairlane, 59.25 inches 66-69 Comet/Fairlane 67-70 Mustang/Cougar

    71-73 Mustang, 61.25 inches

    64 Falcon 58 inches

    67 Cougar 60 inches (67-70 Cougar 59.25)

    67 Fairlane 63.50 inches (coil springs) (no such vehicle)

    72 Ford Van 3/4 ton 68 inches

    73-86 65.25 inches

    57-59 Ranchero and station wagon 57.25 inches (narrowest 9" housing)

    66-77 Bronco 58 inches but has 5-on-5 1/2 inch diameter bolt circle

    67-73 Torinos, Rancheros, Fairlanes 59.25 inches or 61.25 inches 66-69=59.25 70-71=61.25

    67-71 Comets, Cougars, Fairlanes 59.25 66-69 Comet/Fairlane , 67-70 Cougar 59.25

    79-93 Mustang 7.5 and 8.8 57 inches

    Lincoln Mark7 LSC, SVO Mustang and Fox Body Saleens use a 59.5 inch wide rear axle

    94-98 Mustangs use a 58.5 inch wide rear axle

    99 and newer Mustangs use a 59 7/8 inch wide rear axle
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    That's what I needed. Thanks, guys!
     
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    Is the width measured from the housing ends or axle flange?
     

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