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Unread 09-05-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1966 mustang coupe rear end swap to a ford explorer

Hello everybody,I just bought,a rear end from the yard ,and i would like to installed it ,on my 1966 mustang coup ,I understand ,that I will have to make modifications,,is there anybody that have made this kind off swap b fore,that can give me ,all the info on how to do it ,,how much to cut/were do I weld the new3'perches, which driveshaft do i used,exe all off you're help will b greatly apreciated ,thanks everyone
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Several have done it, quick search came up with this.
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-8-8-66-a.html
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Is your car a 8 inch now or is it a 7.5?If its a 8 inch keep it if its a 7.5 then i would look in to changing it out.
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Is your car a 8 inch now or is it a 7.5?If its a 8 inch keep it if its a 7.5 then i would look in to changing it out.
i thought in 66 the small rear end was a 7.25?
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i have done the swap already to my 66 coup ,from 05 ford explorer ,i welded new perches ,i did not cut it so far so good ,i am working on front suspention know ,trying to install all suspentions and parts from a donor 68 mustang that was in a crash ,,the rear end swap was not complecated ,you just need time in youre hand and a good welder for the perches they cost 30 dollars the pair email.me for more detail ,
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i did this sway in a 67 and what i did was grind the purches of the 8.8 and measured everything off the old axle and welded them back on the 8.8 then i used the old spring mounts that had the shock mount on it and cut the shock mount off and welded it to the 8.8 shock mount because it was so much bigger, i welded it so that one of the u bolts passed thru the old mount and the new mount if your confused by that i will get a picture for you
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i have done the swap already to my 66 coup ,from 05 ford explorer ,i welded new perches ,i did not cut it so far so good ,i am working on front suspention know ,trying to install all suspentions and parts from a donor 68 mustang that was in a crash ,,the rear end swap was not complecated ,you just need time in youre hand and a good welder for the perches they cost 30 dollars the pair email.me for more detail ,
Do you have any pics? I'm considering this project when we address the rear end this winter after we finish the engine and tranny install and front suspension gets put back together.


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Does anyone have information or pics on this swap? Where can you buy replacement perches etc... I have to do brake lines and master cylinder yet and I would like to have posi and 3:55 gears for our T5. Any info would be great. Thanks.


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