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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-04-09, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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turbo coupe

hey i have a 1983 turbo coupe im restoring and i was just looking for opinions

i want to swap all 4 hubs to 5 bolt... would it be easier to just buy the rear axle and front knuckles with hubs from a mustang and fab them in?

or is there an easier way? i have quite a bit of knolege for my age on cars have ground up with this car it was my grand fathers but it has sat in his garage for the lase like 8 years doing nothing

it has almost 400,000 km on it and still fires up and drives with out any hesitations

i will be rebuilding the whole engine bay and the motor to hold the extra horses im looking to make

all suggestions are greatly apreciated

o and btw my dads a machinist owns his own shop and i have whicked conections with a welder and fabricating company

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Re: turbo coupe

most foxbody mustang parts bolt up. I have heard mixed reviews as to if it's only some or all. The car is on a fox chassis. Should be able to buy 5 lug rotors and 5 lug axle shafts and go.

If it were me find a 8.8 rear that probably has the swap done and bolt her up. You'd need it for the amount of power that you're dreaming of. (read your other post) as our era of birds came with 7.5 rears.

84 four eyed beauty!!! 302, AOD, 7.5 rear. 0-60 in ten minutes LOL (the engine is awaiting a rebuild....someday)
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