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Just found a complete Lincoln Versailles 9-inch rear, all parts intact. The guy wants $550, you'all think this is a fair price?

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In my neck of the woods (Oregon) that's a fairly common
price. The availability of this rear is getting scarce, due to
the fact it has been a popular mod. I got mine for $375 a
couple years ago minus the dust shields. Some will argue
that all things considered it may be cheaper in the long
run to just get an aftermarket rear disc setup and keep the
8" rear end. Remember, most of those original gears (2.75)
will need to be replaced. I put some 3.70 in mine. I'm sure
you'll get some more feedback on this subject.

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i think i'm a little confused! doesn't the lincoln rearend have a 9 3/8" ring gear? i thought parts for this were very spendy!
so why not get a real 9"? or i'm i misinformed? that versailles has disc brakes, right?
 

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Lincoln Versailles has the standard Ford 9" rear with disc
brakes.

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Thanks for the input, I'm going to have my Dad take a look at the rear-end as he works right across the street from the place that has it. If he says it's a complete unit, I think I'm going to fork over the cash for it. I think later on when I put the 351 in I'll be glad I did it. BTW it is a standard 9-inch with disk brakes. The track is about 3/4" wider than the standard Mustang rear, but the I understand the spring perches are in the same location. A posi third member with a nice set of gears will have to come later on when I do the rebuild before it's installed in the car. Man, those rear disks will look really cool poking out from behind my Vintage 45's!

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You can't see them in my picture, but I've got TTD's on mine.
I painted the caliper Ford blue and the whole setup looks
great between the spokes. When my motor and tranny are
back in, I'll post a nice profile shot. Good luck.

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Do you have the 4 piston calipers in front? If you do it would be wise to change them to a single piston type like the Granada's if you install the Versailes rear.Also upgrade to a Dual master cylinder.

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I have the SSB kit up front with a dual mc and control valve
for the rear brakes.

65 FB "J" 302 lots of mods. 94 GT K&N only.
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