April 2006 – The Rear-end That Almost Was

The rear-end that almost was.

Late model Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln LS, and Jaguar S-Types all share a common rear end. It is really cool, but just wouldn’t work for me. It was too hard to narrow as much as I needed, and the wheel bolt pattern was wrong. It was 5 on 108mm, when I wanted 5 on 4.75 inches.

The pictures got kind of out of order. It would have been a great rear end if the bolt pattern were different, it were easier to narrow, and the rear end was upgradable at all.

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