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Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

Long shot but I know there are some car nuts on this board. Can anyone ID this rearend setup? I'm thinking it looks custom, but it is in the style of a Corvette rearend, with coil overs instead of a leaf spring. It looks similar to Heidts Superride irs, but it has the four link bars like a corvette instead of lower A arms. Also, the rotors are inboard instead of at the wheels like a corvette. The carrier is 9" ford that has been narrowed ALOT and mounting brackets welded on. Any ideas on who could have made this setup?
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

that is one messed up 9"! Are you sure it's not a custom jobbie? Where did you find it? What was it in last?
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

Its in a custom 1935 Ford Pickup hot rod project.
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

Wow. My vote goes for custom.

That said...ping Baketech
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

Its a jag rearend. Comes out of the likes of XJ12's, XKE's etc. Inboard discs, 4 link, and 9 inch centre. Very tough and easy to mount huge wheels on.

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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

G-Force, Shelly's dad has a similar setup on his T Bucket. Jag read end.. If you are interested in something similar, contact Ron at Ron's Rear Ends - (818) 361-5457. He does a lot of the 9" for the racers out here. Did the one in my F150, and it was better than new..
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

It is not a Jag...they have removable rear covers like a chevy, this is a ford 9" housing, only the 3rd member comes out the front, no rear cover.
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

Looks to be 1977 or newer...
http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/95578/
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

So G-Buddy what seems to be the issue? You need to find spares or ?? for this creation?

Yeh it seems to be a jag inspired design only with a ford 9inch for the punkin.

You know how many splines are the axles? What make are the brakes? Those rotors look like they might be off the shelf items for something domestic.

What city was the rod sourced from?
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So G-Buddy what seems to be the issue? You need to find spares or ?? for this creation?

Yeh it seems to be a jag inspired design only with a ford 9inch for the punkin.

You know how many splines are the axles? What make are the brakes? Those rotors look like they might be off the shelf items for something domestic.

What city was the rod sourced from?
Its a project I am thinking about picking up from a buddy. Just trying to figure out what I am getting myself into. Trying to figure out what calipers bolt up to that, if there is a source for the bearings in the outer bearing carriers, etc. Heidts makes a very similar set up with their own aluminum center section housing, I am guessing this is an eary version, or custom copy of it. I got to assume the rotors and calipers were sources of a common mid size/full size GM or Ford product of the 70-80's. The front appears to have Heidts version of a Mustang 2 suspension...but the spindles are missing and the steering rack is mounted on the back side of the crossmember instead of the typical front. Heidts is the only one I have ever seen do this for their open wheel front IFS. I dont know much of the history of the truck, a coworker who was big in drag racing in the 70's and 80's (worked for ed pink, Weiand, Garlets, etc)got it from an old friend who used to build dragsters and hot rods.
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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

A few pics (note the bike, you might remember it from the "OCC are Hacks" thread, thats the one I built for this coworker)

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Re: Hot rod, 9" ford rearend question

GFJ...awhile back one of the kit Cobra outfits was building an IRS 9" setup...can't remember which one....

ignoring all the rusty and nasty, it looks like a fairly decent homebuilt to me...

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