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Old 05-18-2012, 02:21 PM
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Will an 8.8 fit in my 1965 F100???

I have a 8.8 from a 96 explorer will it fit in my 1965 F100? Any advice on how?
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? I'm not sure
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I have a 8.8 from a 96 explorer will it fit in my 1965 F100? Any advice on how?
Different wheel bolt pattern to start with.
F100=5 on 5.5"
Explorer=5 on 4.5"
Why would you want to do this?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:52 PM
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the Explorer 8.8's are a little narrow- a Crown Vic (pre-2003) would be a better choice.

but like the previous poster said, you've still got to deal with the different bolt pattern.
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Agree with above, the 9 inch is a better rear end, they 8.8 is a c-clip axle retainer rear end. There are better ways to get disc brakes.
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Thanks for the feed back, I have had a lot of luck in the past with an 8.8 that is why I went with it, and to get disk brakes also
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the Explorer 8.8's are a little narrow- a Crown Vic (pre-2003) would be a better choice.

but like the previous poster said, you've still got to deal with the different bolt pattern.
Is the crown Vic a direct bolt in? Will any bolt in?

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Is the crown Vic a direct bolt in? Will any bolt in?

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Do I even need disk on the rear?
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none I am aware of are bolt in I just put a Pre 2003 crown Vic rear in my truck and after cutting the coil stuff off it's as simple as putting the leaf pads on I am even using the sway bar
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none I am aware of are bolt in I just put a Pre 2003 crown Vic rear in my truck and after cutting the coil stuff off it's as simple as putting the leaf pads on I am even using the sway bar
How strong is the Vic rear end? where did you get one?
Thank you for the information
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Do I even need disk on the rear?
No, not really- unless maybe you're driving through a lot of water, or in the mountains.

The stopping power of the drums is perfectly fine.
If you've got a functioning 9" back there now, I wouldn't mess with it.
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No, not really- unless maybe you're driving through a lot of water, or in the mountains.

The stopping power of the drums is perfectly fine.
If you've got a functioning 9" back there now, I wouldn't mess with it.
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I have the donor to put disk on the front. ithink i will leave the back alone? I have a 74 F100 do you know if the power brakes and steering will work in the 65 F100

I am going with a 460 with a C6
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yes, i'd leave the back alone.

the 74 steering and brakes should bolt up. you'll need to swap the column, or cut yours down some.

lots of info about that on the site, here's a tech article:
Power Steering & Disk Brakes 2wd 65-72 .: Articles
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yes, i'd leave the back alone.

the 74 steering and brakes should bolt up. you'll need to swap the column, or cut yours down some.

lots of info about that on the site, here's a tech article:
Power Steering & Disk Brakes 2wd 65-72 .: Articles
Thank you for the article, it is very detailed

Thanks again!
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If you switched the front to a crown vic suspension, then your bolt pattern would be the 5x4.5 pattern like the explorer 8.8 rear. It's what I'm doing. Just picked up a cv front today and it only had 10,000 miles on it. $200 for it
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