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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Re: Store bought prepped rear vs. salvage yard rear:
If you are going to a junk yard to get a rear just get a 9 inch...Ford made millions of them, look for a 70's or 80's truck. Cut the axle tubes down. I haven't gone boneyard hunting in a long time, but in the '90s I cut probably a dozen out of old F-150 trucks...the most I think I ever paid for one was 100 bucks, sometimes a 50 would get it. The 9 inch rears in Lincolns usually had disc brakes too.
You can also find some of the 70's style Trans Ams in junk yards, they have the big 10 bolt with a posi and disc brakes too. I think all of them came like that, but not sure.
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