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Old 04-22-2013, 05:24 PM
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I have recently bought a 1953 ford f100 and was wondering if a ford 8.8" rear end would fit?

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Old 04-22-2013, 05:58 PM
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Welcome to FTE! We love pictures here. Show us what you have. We have them here in all conditions, our favorites are the ones that have pictures.

Quite a few people have put the 8.8 into these trucks.
Here is an article on rear ends for these trucks;
http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...ial_Swaps.html

Here is part of that article:
Ford 8.8" and 9" Background Information

If you're not building a power house then you can/should give serious consideration to the 8.8" rear end

used in many late model Fords.

It is a good rear end and can handle a fair amount of abuse. (Because the 8.8" axle is adequate for many applications and because there are many more considerations other than width in making your decision as to what rear end to go with, there will be a little 8.8" info in this article)
However, the Ford 9" rear end has long been acknowledged by auto enthusiasts of all types (that means the Ch*vy boys too) as the strongest production axle assembly used to date. It comes in various widths and axle ratios and with various mounting systems (though mounted under leaf springs is by far the most common).

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thank you very much!

I havent gotten pictures of it yet but i will shortly hopefully, and its gonna be a project truck so im sure i will have many more questions to come, i know 9 inch is perferred, but i know you can get an 8.8 cheaper so depending on how money goes thats what im considering.

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Off topic - your user name includes customline. Do you have a vintage Ford sedan too?
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yes i do, it is a 1955 ford customline sedan, it is an all original car besides the tires and wheels, it has dual exhaust, the 6 volt system was changed to a 12 volt, and it has a hidden six track cd player, it has right under 19,400 original miles

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Nice. I have a 53 customline, 215 six, overdrive, just converted to 12V in anticipation of air conditioning, lots of miles...


Do you have any pictures of your car (and truck)?
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thank you, and very nice i like that! and i do have many pictures, i just have to figure out exactly how to upload them on to this
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thank you, and very nice i like that! and i do have many pictures, i just have to figure out exactly how to upload them on to this
Short answer to this is to upload the pictures to photobuck (or something similar) get a link to the picture then when typing your post click on the mountain scene icon and past the link in there and click OK.

Now you have two vehicles to post pictures on.
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