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    Ford 9" rear end/disc brakes donor car

     



    What is the easiest andcheapest way to set up a Ford 9" rear end with disc brakes.
    1) What is a good donor car?
    2) What width do I need for a 32 Ford?

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    Ford Motorsports has a conversion package from ford explorer around 300$ with internal parking brakes

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    Does that give me the correct width?

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    Try to find one out of an early Ford Bronco. They are just the right width. The website below is a good reference for 9-inch Ford widths.

    www.enjenjo.com/9inch.html
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    There are a couple vendors on EBay offering Disk Brake conversions. Some are just brackets and you go to Pick n pull to get Cadillac Eldo calipers and Crown Vic rotors. Others are more complete and just bolt on. Summit Racing also sells a complete kit as does Stainless Steel Brakes. If you do a Google search you will find lots of brake options, once you locate an axle.

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    Thanks. Great website. WOW. Still trying to find a donor type car for the dics brakes, Lincoln maybe?

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    Thanks StuCool. You responded before I did. Good input. Also the width of early Bronco - 58" at wheel mount flange?

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    Great contribution rumrumm, I've added it to the 9" article on the Crankshaft Coalition wiki on another forum....
    http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...nd_information
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    Some Lincolns from the 70's had Ford 9" axles with disc brakes. I just got some off a 77 Continental Mark V to go on my 75 Bronco.

    As mentioned before, Ford Explorers had disc brakes that would bolt onto the 9". I think the years are from 96 to 2001. In fact, the rearends of those Explorers were 8.8" axles which aren't too shabby.

    If you want a Bronco axle, try www.classicbroncos.com. There are always folks with extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    Great contribution rumrumm, I've added it to the 9" article on the Crankshaft Coalition wiki on another forum....
    http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...nd_information
    Thanks Techinspector1. So much great information on these web sites. This is very helpful. Everyone is so helpful. Its all good.

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    Flordia--- Got a brand new set of the adapters ( been layin around in the box for about 5 years if ya need them.
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    Do your research well or it can get expensive - there are at least 3 axle tube flange bolt patterns along with the different bearings that they use as well as at least that many axle shaft protrusions. My rear diff is a smooth back '57, but like all of the very early versions through, I believe '61, has a "non standard" axle protrusion. I used a small bearing flange Wilwood setup then made up the proper spacers to fit the calipers to center of the rotor
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    Quote Originally Posted by DA34GUY View Post
    Flordia--- Got a brand new set of the adapters ( been layin around in the box for about 5 years if ya need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by florida View Post
    Does that give me the correct width?
    For a fendered 32
    Most rodders ... want a rear end that is 56 to 58 inches wide ... measured this way




    Unfortunately ... the only Factory setups that narrow are the 57/58/59 Ford car rear ends and the 66 to mid 70's Broncos. The Broncos have the larger 5 on 5.5 wheel pattern ( think Ford pickup pattern ). They are 58 inches wide.

    TCI sells their 32 chassis with a 56 inch 9 inch under them. They come from Currie and are narrowed units. NO stock 56 inch wide units ever came from Ford.

    This is a 56 inch wide 9 inch under my 32 3W.



    And now with the fenders on ...



    This is a 58 inch wide 9 inch Bronco rear end under my 32 roadster



    Both space the rim out about the same but the 32 roadster has 1 inch per side LESS offset than the ones on the 32 3W.

    Some of the Lincoln Versailles ( 1979 or so ) are narrow enough ( with a proper back spacing rim ) and are 9 inch units.



    Think fancied up Ford Granda

    They come with factory rear disc brakes. BUT ... I would not use one because the brake parts are VERY difficult to find and VERY EXPENSIVE if you do.

    Hope this HELPS
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