mirada rear spring mounts

Transmissions and Rear Ends

  1. mopops

    mopops Well-Known Member

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    swapping ford rear in to 82 mirada with stock rear end suspension what do u use use for spring perches -cut n resuse old ones or ? havent started job yet trying to get ducks in a row first thanks
     
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    Mopar sells spring perches and 8.75 shock plates check mancini or summit for parts
     
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    Duke5A Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Gator on this - buy new. You don't want to run the risk of messing up the old perches not being able to use them. Besides if this swap goes south you could still bolt the old axle in the car to get it mobile. New perches are only $30.

    Just be sure to measure the tube diameter of the Ford axle before ordering.
     
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    mopops Well-Known Member

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    so does my car use regular mopar perches?
     
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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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    Are you using a 8.8 Ford?
    I'm not sure of tube diameters of Ranger axles but Explorer axles are 3.25 witch is larger than mopars.
    Caltrack has a nice set of spring perches for the 8.8.
     
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    mopops Well-Known Member

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    fox body 8.8 wheel adapters to got from 4 to my 5 lug and get width
     
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    Duke5A Well-Known Member

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    Dude, don't do this. If the housing is too narrow, don't use it and if it is the correct width (or can be cut down to fit) then slide axles in it that have a 5 x 4.5" lug pattern.
     
  8. mopops

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    been there done that have done this 4 years -u have to buy good parts and install correctly