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87-88 Thunderbird turbo coupe rear-end compatibility with fox body

 
NeoGeo
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Posted: 04/16/11 09:27 PM

Have a 78 Ford Fairmont, and would like to know if a 87-88 thunderbird coupe 8.8 rearend with 3.73 gears will work? I wouldn't be using the disc brakes on the back...i would use me stock axles and drums....WILL IT WORK ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED...  

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brainman
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Posted: 04/18/11 07:30 PM

sounds like a trick ? but yes it will work. some older fox bodys have a 7.5 axle and the thunderbird /couger rear is the 8.8 . but if you might be in doubt why not measure it? i have swapped 7.5s out of 4cly. stangs with bird /couger 8.8s with no problems. but why would you do all that and not use the disk?? seems like kind of waste. disk would be better in the long run. coincidently most every thing else that will fit on a stang will work on other fox bodys, suspension,coils, traction/lift bars,sub frame connecters,trans crossmemer,k-member,rear end,even some dashs, windsheilds,headliners,seats and other parts ..   oh  ya  sleepers rule!!  

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