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Old 11-13-2007, 11:57 AM   #1
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I have a complete 1995 mustang gt that I am going to use as a doner car for my68 mustang coupe. I have the 5.0 efi pulled out and the t5. I would like to put the rear axle and suspinsionunder the68.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:34 PM   #3
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You might wanna double check the sizing on the 8.8 rear. If the width is different then you'll at least need rear wheels with the correct backspacing
Who cares how much horsepower it has, all that matters is how fast it goes!

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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There is a lot of information out there about putting a 5.0 and a T-5 in a classic Mustang. Most of the information is about installing an 89-93 5.0 and there are some differences in the timing setup and the computer between it and the 95 version you have.

If you have any specific questions there are several people on this board that can give you some pointers.

I haven't seen much about adapting a newer Fox suspension into a classic.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:32 PM   #5
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The fox body 8.8's are the perfect width for that car, but I believesn95 rear axles are a little too wide. The 94-95 Mustangs are kind of a hodgepodge of new and old parts, so they don't make the greatest donor cars. For instance, I believe the sn95 T5's have a shortened input shaft which would prevent them from fitting properly in your 68.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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Thanks to everyone for all your help. I will check the t5 to see if it will fit and I know a friend that has one out of a 1990.
As for the timing issue I have been told I will need a 1993 or later distr. The 8.8 will fit good with late model wheels so I was thinking of boyd cottington Junkyard dogs.
I will try to get pic's of my mustang out here in the next 2 weeks, it is not in bad shape now but still needs alot of work.

Thanks again

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