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Old 08-11-2020, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default 9" dif for 55 fairlane

is there a 9" dif from a newer model that will bolt on 55 fairlane
i think 55 ford is about 53" backing plate to backing plate
i'm looking for more choice in gear ratio
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Old 08-11-2020, 03:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: 9" dif for 55 fairlane

57 58 ford will work
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Old 08-11-2020, 05:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: 9" dif for 55 fairlane

I am using a '57, 9" rear end on my '55 Courier sedan delivery wagon. No modifications at all. I believe the '57, 58 and '59 banjo housing rear ends are same and should fit.
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: 9" dif for 55 fairlane

I found the narrow 9 inch rear were seldom seen and very expensive. Another option is an 8.8 from a Ranger pickup, or an Explorer. The Ranger will need the perch cut off and welded on the bottom, and be sure to true the housing after a big weld.
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Default Re: 9" dif for 55 fairlane

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I found the narrow 9 inch rear were seldom seen and very expensive. Another option is an 8.8 from a Ranger pickup, or an Explorer. The Ranger will need the perch cut off and welded on the bottom, and be sure to true the housing after a big weld.

Ranger rear ends come in 2 widths, 56 1/2 WMS to WMS and 58 1/2 WMS to WMS. Most of the 8.8 rear ends I have found are the wider ones. I believe the 55 Fords were 57 1/4 WMS to WMS. The 7.5's are the narrow width but most have smaller brakes. The complete brake assembly from the smaller brake rear end is a direct bolt in exchange for the larger brakes. The narrow rear ends have an off set pinon. Don't know how if that will be an issue or not.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: 9" dif for 55 fairlane

I’m using an 8” rear end from a 74 Maverick in my 1953 Courier sedan delivery. Bolted right in and plenty strong behind a 302 with AOD.
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