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MustangII 8.8 rear end in a '62 Ranchero?

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MustangII 8.8 rear end in a '62 Ranchero?

Post #1 by papawfalcon » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:19 am

I am thinking about putting a Mustang II rear end in my Ranchero. The. 4 lug YES I know it has a bolt payer of 4 1/4. I also have a set of 4 lug hubs that have been redrilled for 4 1/4. How much wider is the 8.8? What I would like to achieve is be able to use newer Ford wheels from Ford car that have a high offset with out using wheel spacers.( I have a set picked out). Yes the front will need spacers.Thoughts? Thanks.
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Re: MustangII 8.8 rear end in a '62 Ranchero?

Post #2 by papawfalcon » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:30 am

Well from what I got a 1975 Mustang II width is 57 inches.And a 1963 Falcon(Ranchero) is 56.5 inches. So. That is 1/2 inch difference. And if you put to big tires under a '63 they rub. So maybe with a mini tub. Thanks for reading.
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Re: MustangII 8.8 rear end in a '62 Ranchero?

Post #3 by jamyers » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:44 pm

That'd be 1/4 difference per side, which isn't that much...hmmm, there's a junked Mustang II near here...
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