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From: Daven Anderson
Date: March 15, 2001
Did you say CHEAP 3:7/3:8 posi rear? Oh,that's a good one,ha ha ha! That's the type of rear end most of the 'rodders' are looking for,and unless you're VERY lucky you'll pay accordingly. (This applies for any 'Big 3' rears)
Complicating things is that 1960 was the last year for the 3:73 ratio in the Mopar 8¾,after that there's nothing between 3:55 and 4:10. (Unless you buy the new 3:73 gears made by Randy's Ring And Pinion) http://www.ringandpinion.com
I presume you were looking for a good used rear that's already together (with the gears and posi), in this case the 9 inch Ford rear would be the best bet as far as actually being able to FIND it, but unless the owner is asleep/hopelessly ignorant it won't be CHEAP! And I wouldn't have the slightest idea of what Ford vehicle would meet your needs rear-width-wise,although somebody on the web should....