Whats your reason for wanting to use the '97 rear end? To have disc brakes, 5-lug, or both? To use the disc brakes you'll have to make changes to the brake proportioning system, parking brake sytem, brake lines, master cylinder, etc. If you're going to do 5-lug, you might as well do the fronts also. It won't be but a few hundred dollars more getting the parts from a salvage. Then you can find a cheap set of take-off wheels and tires until you can find some that you like, unless you already have the money. Check out the Disc Brake/5-Lug sticky at the top of this forum also.If this will work what changes do i need to make to my stang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!