This is a discussion on ford 9" within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I wanted thoughts and opinions. I have an old ford 9" out of a 66 mustang laying here and had ...
10-31-2008, 01:31 AM #1
I wanted thoughts and opinions.
I have an old ford 9" out of a 66 mustang laying here and had the thouht of possibly working it under the goats backend by fabbingup a 4 link or ladderbar setup.
reason for doing so, strength, weight reduction and maybe help traction.
do you think it would be a plus or minus for racing. I didn't buy the car for a plush comfy ride.
10-31-2008, 04:25 PM #2
Yes, It will give you strength and and elimate whell hop with the four link set up right. It will be a lot of work and a one peice drive shaft will be a must. You will also need frame stiffiners. If it is going to be a race car IMHO you are on the right track! good luck
11-01-2008, 03:18 AM #3
11-01-2008, 11:14 AM #4
That should complete the package for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12-20-2011, 07:28 AM #5
Over 3 years later, and I'm finally doing it..... Ford 9", 4 link suspension, tubbed with 31-18.5 15s on 18" wide Crater ss 15's
Rear subframe is pretty much done, 9" rear is mounted to the subframe, one wheel widened with a tire on it.....now its just about time to start cutting out the rear floor and wheel wells to fit the new subframe (hope to test fit this weekend)
12-20-2011, 08:26 AM #6
For one, a 66 stang did not come with a 9 inch, unless someone put it there aftermarket.
And it wont affect the ride in your car, because it still require all of your suspension.
12-20-2011, 10:09 AM #7
Your right about the 66, it was an 8"......but I ended up getting rid of the 8" and going with a later 9".....I think I should be VERY happy with the end results. With almost a total of a 40" contact patch I hope my traction problems will be over lol
Also dropped a locker and 4.56 gears in the rear
12-20-2011, 01:39 PM #8
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12-20-2011, 08:53 PM #9
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12-21-2011, 02:20 AM #10
All the old brackets cut off the rear end the new brackets welded on.
Widened 15 x 18" crager ss's
New rear subframe with wheel and 31-18.5 15 tire mounted
Fully adjustable 4 link bars
My son in one of the new tires lol
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