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Rear rebuild

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Humpbackshooter
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Rear rebuild

Post #1 by Humpbackshooter » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:02 pm

When I pull my axles to have them converted to 5lug......I was thinking I would go through the rear end and replace bearing and seals. Change the grease. Should I also go into the pumpkin and rework it too? That being pull the gears and clean them up too. I was thinking that I would drop it out/ remove from the car and bead blast, prime and repaint the whole thang.

That being said........if I paint it.......when it came from the factory, was it painted solid or was the axles one color (black) and the 3rd member a different color( blue )? I saw a rear end that was done like that and it looked good.

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Re: Rear rebuild

Post #2 by Humpbackshooter » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:04 pm

This is for my mustang......67...coupe.....I6-200.....AT.

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Re: Rear rebuild

Post #3 by bmbm40 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:24 pm

You are doing some great mods to your Mustang wish I had one to work on.
If you have ever considered or think in the future you may want to change your rear axle ratio you might decide on that before taking that stuff out for inspection or service. As a for instance if you have built a hopped up 200 for you Mustang you could possibly benefit from a slightly taller ratio for more relaxed highway cruising.If you want to give up a bit of acceleration.
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Re: Rear rebuild

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:26 pm

Stock from the factory the 7 1/4 inch rear axles were black, on the bigger 8 inch axles the housings were black and the drop out third member was a dull red. Good luck
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Re: Rear rebuild

Post #5 by Humpbackshooter » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:55 pm

Bmbm40.......thanks for the info. Right now I still have it mounted to the car. And I have got to get a closer look at the tag. ( being lazy ) The taller gear would be good, but I was going to try and keep it stock as much as possible. I did want to pump it up some but I plan on PS and it came with A/C from the factory. I like my A/C too. So i'll be playing a game of power vs cool air. Still should be able to get both though. You need to get you one/ another one and go to town.

Bubba. that's what I needed to know.

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Re: Rear rebuild

Post #6 by Humpbackshooter » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:04 pm

Anybody got a break-down on this rear end? All the ones I find on the "net"....just don't look right to me. Also.....does NAPA, Autozone have the ring and pinion gear tool to set the correct distance and backlash?

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