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ok I'm a bit confused. 8" rear end non tapered axles at 57.5"?

The rear end of my car measures 57.5" or maybe 1/16" less. But it has non tapered axle housings with 2 dimples and a plug. I can't figure out what car it may have come out of. Any advice? Its definitely an 8" but not sure where it came from?


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Is there a data tag on it, if so, that should help ID it.
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Is there a data tag on it, if so, that should help ID it.

Nope no tag.

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Where are the measurements taken from, that makes a difference as well.

My 8" isn't tapered, it's out of an early 70s Comet I believe, measures 50" from the backing plates.

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Where are the measurements taken from, that makes a difference as well.

My 8" isn't tapered, it's out of an early 70s Comet I believe, measures 50" from the backing plates.

I measure from the end of the axle flanges - used a plumb bob that was handy but it was pretty thick so at best it would be 57.25 but without a taper so I'm not sure what it could be from.

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What car do you have?

Sorry I forgot to mention it - a 65 mustang fastback. It seems to line up to a 57-58 ranchero/wagon?

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Sorry I forgot to mention it - a 65 mustang fastback. It seems to line up to a 57-58 ranchero/wagon?
That axle would be a 9 inch. The 8 inch didn't come into use until, IIRC, 1962.

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That axle would be a 9 inch. The 8 inch didn't come into use until, IIRC, 1962.

That's right I forgot about that - hmmm

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Hunh, that makes a difference. There's some good info on the Stangnet forum about 9" measurements.
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Hunh, that makes a difference. There's some good info on the Stangnet forum about 9" measurements.

No its an 8" I had to replace the chunk earlier this year. I forgot that the 57-58's were 9"

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