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Postby kenbober » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:03 pm

Found a ford 9 inch that is 57.25 inches backing plate to backing plate , is it to wide for a swap?

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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby spencerforhire » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:39 pm

Stock h-bodyis 54.5", so less than 3" too wide. Careful wheel choices, like something meant for a 3rd gen Z/28 or T/A will be pretty close.
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby Smiley » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:37 pm

"backing plate to backing plate" is more like 49.5" on H bodies, 54.5" is the outside overall width.
S10 2wd rear ends are about the best stock width swap for early 4 link cars.
Monza housing with S10 axles for torque arm cars.
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby spencerforhire » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:51 pm

My bad; I did it again. Replying to threads on my phone without properly reading the whole thing.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby kenbober » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:29 pm

Smiley wrote:"backing plate to backing plate" is more like 49.5" on H bodies, 54.5" is the outside overall width.
S10 2wd rear ends are about the best stock width swap for early 4 link cars.
Monza housing with S10 axles for torque arm cars.

the narrowest stock 9 inch i can find is 57.25 . I think there is a mopar 8 3/4 for the A body around 55" but I have a 78 Sunbird and want to stay with the torque arm. The arm stuff from the F body seems the easier way to go >
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby kenbober » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:33 pm

Smiley wrote:"backing plate to backing plate" is more like 49.5" on H bodies, 54.5" is the outside overall width.
S10 2wd rear ends are about the best stock width swap for early 4 link cars.
Monza housing with S10 axles for torque arm cars.

I have S10 axles but am thing I want to go to the drags a few times each summer and cannot bring myself to put anytrust in the 7.5. Seen too many fail at the strip and since it will be driven there and back I figure the ( inch is the safest bet
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby Smiley » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:15 pm

they make a new 12 bolt torque arm housing
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby kc10a » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:09 pm

Who makes a 12 bolt torque housing???
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:50 pm

Strange does for one and I think there is another. Harry Here is a couple of links: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/ that is a picture without adequate description of just the housing and here is the whole F-Body assembly: https://www.summitracing.com/int/search ... =Ascending
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby Kenova » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:35 pm

I believe Currie does too.

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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:12 pm

I believe they did Ken but I couldn't find it listed, a bracket for 9" torque arm rears yes, and I know someone used to make a third member in a 9" with an integral T/A mount but I couldn't find that either last time I looked. Harry
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Re: Ford 9 inch

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:12 pm

Autoweld make 9" housing. all brackets, ready to bolt in early 4 link. I bought one. NICE.
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