Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Toronto, Canada
Ford 9" rear end........how to tell for sure what it is.
thanks for the info guys. It will still make it tough to spot the differences between a 9" and the other axles from the info provided.
I looked at the car last weekend and tried to lowball the guy for it (offered him $150 for the car) but he just walked away from me, didn't even want to talk. There's no way that car's worth 500 bucks and he probably didn't even pay anything for it when it was traded in. I did find out that he's had it on the lot for about 2 months so I'm wondering why he's even holding on to it for this long. I'm planning to go there again tomorrow with a friend who's going to try to deal him down for me.
I know this car doesn't have disc brakes and there's no way I can look at the tags since it's sitting quite low on the ground (almost like a lowrider) so it's hard to get a good look at the axle. The possibility of it having an 8" axle would suck cause I don't need this car if it doesn't have a 9" in it.
From the info provided, it seems to me that the 8" axle with the bolt-on carrier similiar to the 9" was avail. only on late 60's earlier 70's cars, is this right? If that's the case then this car would have a 9" underneath it. The 8" axles I'm familiar with is like a conventional axle with an axle cover on the back (both the parts car I have now and project sleeper have this axle assy.)
Can anyone confirm the answer to the question in the last paragraph? thanks.