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change diff from drum to disc ?

i have recently acquired an XC coupe for spare parts

the shell/body being one solid rust job

one thing on it i had my eye on was the 9inch diff which is drum equiped

is there any options to convert said diff to discs ?

as i wouldnt trade the discs currently attached to the borg warner.

and is it economical or just keep hunting till i find a 9 incher with discs on it allready.

ill be selling alot of parts of the coupe at a later date after ive pinched what i think i can use.


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Re: change diff from drum to disc ?

far better idea to sell it and get a proper disc braked 9 inch.. besides, the 351s did not come with drum brakes in the XC so it's from an earlier model anyway.
Rust or not.. it's always sad to see a coupe bite the big one.
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Re: change diff from drum to disc ?

I also meant to add, the proper disc brake 9 inch diffs had much larger wheel bearings too.
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Re: change diff from drum to disc ?

yeah i was hoping that this coupe would be a 10 year resto job for the future

sadly the rust monster has munched though to many vital pillars

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Re: change diff from drum to disc ?

Yes you can update the drum brake diff to discs using the same axles. It is not easy but can be done.
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Re: change diff from drum to disc ?

Check the width, you might have an XY one under there someone has put in to run big wheels. If it is it should more than cover the cost of an XC one.
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