1963 falcon~granada rear end question

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1963 falcon~granada rear end question

Post #1 by wheelzzs » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:54 am

I am thinking about looking for an old granada for the disk break(5lug) setup for my 63 falcon. Will a granada rear end fit under the falcon as it will help determine how much a granada would be worth to me for parts. I want a 5 bolt lug setup as I hate 4bolts
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Re: 1963 falcon~granada rear end question

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Post #3 by james singleton » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:24 pm

I smell "STICKY" here!!!!????? Moderators??????

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Post #4 by new_falcon_owner » Tue May 27, 2008 11:35 am

definately needs a sticky... i dont know how many times i search for this info,lol.

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Re: 1963 falcon~granada rear end question

Post #5 by Eric Rose » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:24 pm

I just measured the WER code axle from a '78 Granada yesterday;

43" between the centers of the perches
45" between the outer edges of the perches
50" from backing plate to backing plate
58" between wheel mounting surfaces

Hope that helps... the axle I have is for sale, I think I posted it in the classifieds. :thumbup:
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Re: 1963 falcon~granada rear end question

Post #6 by MustangSix » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Many years ago the Granada disc brake 9" was the ticket for Mustangs because so few cars had rear discs that would easily swap.

But now the Granada disc rear is kind of obsolete. The calipers, rotors, pads are all harder to come by and expensive. The e-brake is difficult to hook up. The stock gearing was usually some very tall freeway ratio with an open center section.

These days, with all the aftermarket support out there it's easier, cheaper, and you get better brakes by either buying a kit for an 8" or 9" rear. Another very viable option is adapting a different disc rear from something like a Ranger or Explorer.

And for the Falcon owners, an inexpensive, narrow rear end option with discs, posi, and a wides selection of gears is the Chevy S10 7.5" or 8.5". The 2wd rear is 54.25" wide and will give a bit of extra room for wider wheels. Just redrill for the Ford pattern or use Chevy pattern wheels.
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