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« on: July 09, 2017, 10:33:34 PM »
Hi All.  Long story short I have an old Lehman trike. I have a problem with the rear end. Was told it was early Pinto. I need left axle and spider gear. But not sure witch one it is. What i have. rear drop out, 8 bolt, square pan. (not octegon) 4 lug with drum brakes. I also think that it is 2.73 gears. Any ideas?Would rather talk on phone if possible. Took me all afternoon to get this far.
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Re: rear end
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 08:45:27 PM »
In reply to the other post where you stated you were confused. http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/rear-end-by-loner-(reply-to-locked-thread)/msg175065/?topicseen#new

  I'm not sure what has you confused? But, I will basically restated what I said before incrementally.

1. There were two different rear ends used in Pinto's.

2. One type is the 6-3/4" which sounds like what you describe. There is a removable rear cover. However, a picture would be helpful to decide that is actually what you really have. Or, you can do a Google image search.

3. The other type is the 8", it has a smooth rounded cover that is not removable and the gears are accessed by a section removable from the front.

4. There are no specific Pinto parts dealers like there might be for a classic Mustang or Camaro. There are a few individuals that sell parts they have acquired.  Asking specifically here would be a start but frankly this board has very low activity. So, you may not get any response, or it may take some time. Update - Case in point: 48 hours have passed (see image) since I replied to your initial, locked post with a separate post..., Dewayne the Administrator then unlock and moved your post and I have re-answered your post at this new location on the Forum. In that 48 hour time period the three most recent posts are all three of those actions. Like I said, it can be slow.

5. It is likely difficult to find someone just selling the axle or spider gear.

6.  You would probably more easily find someone selling a whole 6-3/4" rear end but that is a heavy item and costly to ship.  If you let people know where you are located (in general) you have a better chance of getting a reply if they know you are near by.

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Re: rear end
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 09:10:05 AM »
8 bolt, square pan. (not octegon)

That tells me it's not a 6.75in Pinto rear end. Pintos only came with two options: either a 6.75in integral carrier (with an eight-sided cover) or the ubiquitous Ford 8in with a drop-out third member.

I have a 6.75 diff and axles I'm not going to use, but wouldn't stock Pinto axles be too wide for a trike anyway?
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Re: rear end
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 10:22:02 AM »
My 80 Pinto with a 6 3/4" rear end has a square shape cover on the rear end. Check the bolt pattern on the axles to see if its 4 1/4".
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