FORD 9

Joeymartin7

Joeymartin7

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 21, 2018
7
3
Henderson County, Texas
i have an 80 El Camino.
about to start on the Ford 9 swap.

Question for all of yall more experienced G-Body owners...

What is the narrowest i can make this rear end and not have to cut the frame?

I will eventually be getting a deep dish wheel to make it all work right

im wanting to be able to put the widest tire on the car with out having to cut the frame.
 
5

500/600

Greasemonkey
Nov 17, 2018
159
63
Mine is a stock 58" wide. Cutting it to 57" would likely cause the backing plates to contact the lower control arm mounts where the shock bolts on. I'm sure that could be modified some but wouldn't gain you much. On my car notching the frame would gain about 1/4" of clearance on each side, not worth it to me. I'm running 275-60/15 Nitto 555s on 9" rims, fenders rolled, 10mm spacer, 3/4" tire to frame clearance and 3/4" in from the outer quarter lip. The 10mm space is likely to be removed in the future for a 6mm.
 
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