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Ford & Dodge Cragars....?
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:50:57 PM »
I have these 2 five-lug Cragars off a '68 Valiant I used to have, and I wanna put em under my Pinto.
Could I keep it all-Ford and use a Ranger rear 8) ...or will I have to look into a Mopar rear?  :(

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Re: Ford & Dodge Cragars....?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 08:16:10 PM »
Pre-72 A-body mopars had that odd 5 on 4 inch bolt pattern that fits nothing else I know of.
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Re: Ford & Dodge Cragars....?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 09:23:52 PM »
Pre-72 A-body mopars had that odd 5 on 4 inch bolt pattern that fits nothing else I know of.

Exactly. You would need wheel adapters from 5 on 4 1/2" Ford to 5 on 4" Dodge.
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Re: Ford & Dodge Cragars....?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 11:11:47 PM »
Trading the read end from the Pinto's original to a 4 1/2" Ford (a 9" rear, I presume?) What would be the ideal vehicle to yank one out of? An early Mustang, Maverick..?
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Re: Ford & Dodge Cragars....?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 10:05:27 PM »
actually a rear out of an explorer is what youd want, get 2 short side axles and have the long side cut down to match the short side... its an 8.8 with 31 spline axles and a posi from a 4x4 that comes with either 373 or 410 gears
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Re: Ford & Dodge Cragars....?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:23:17 AM »
what years explorer? mlbrowne71.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 09:35:09 AM »
any 4x4 before they went to irs...
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 06:19:45 PM »
Thanks!
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