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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 ...

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    ford 9"

    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Jack View Post
    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
    thanks for the response man! looking at a possible late winter project. I figured if i id thid id tie everything together with not only stiffners, but a full roll cage to really stiffen her up

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    That should complete the package for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    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)

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    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.

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    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

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    I hope you are going to post

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbonds View Post
    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.
    Actually it will change the car rides since he's going from an IRS to a solid axle rear...

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    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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