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ford 9" in a k5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beastofablaze, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. beastofablaze

    beastofablaze 1/2 ton status

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    Is it feasable? I want more strength and don't want to give too much clearence. I know you can trim a 14b but how much do ford 9" go for and would I need to shorten it? What rigs have good or bad 9" rear ends?

    I had a conversation with a ford guy and he had a good point... chevy makes good engines but the axles are turds. I have access to EVERYTHING I could need to fab a setup at work just need some info.

    Anybody done it?
     
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    I'd look for an 80-86 9 inch, with 70-79's being second. You could also convert your d44/10b using ford five lug hubs, or convert the rear to 6 lug (custom axles). Or run 6 lugs up front and 5's out back. Other than the wheel hub patterns, thats the only drawback I see. Good luck on the swap.

    I see 9" in the paper drum to drum anywhere from $125 to $400.
     
  3. BoondocK5

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    here is how I see this thing, lotsa old school guys use the 9 incher for race applications, the things work great and will take a lot of punishment, as far as the actual gearset is concerned, tbe shafts are the only thing I can see as the problem, as with racing the shafts twist in half. if someone could design a spool that fits a furd 9 inch AND have it accept atleast 1.75 inch shafts, the thing would rule the world as we now know it, it would have to have larger tubes and a indestructable steering knuckle for the front end. I keep thinking about this combo, maybe I'll just give the boys down at Modine MFG a call and see if their intrested???
     
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    9" spools are available for 40 splines that use 2 inch diameter axle shafts. Most in that range are gun drilled (rear axles). My buddy runs a Strange 9 inch in his drag car with said axles/spool.

    All of the rock crawling competition 9's from currie and the like use 40 spline shafts and modified ARB's. The stuff is already out there, no need to find a custom axle builder.
     
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    Ive heard of people using them in front applications too. Is this right?
     
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    yes, 9" center section and D60 outers
     
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    I believe Bubba Ray Boudreaux here on CK5 has a 9" in his K5. Maybe he will chime in.:D
     
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    needs some trussing though
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    originally posted by peteh? waaaa?
     
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