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Ford 7½" Ring Gear, 10 Bolt, Straight Fins, Differential Cover
PML Part Number 7043
PML makes two covers for this differential. Read About PML Ford 7 1/2 Covers.
|Black powder coating
Volume: 0.4 qt. over stock, approximately
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This rear end differential cover fits many Ford Rangers and and other Ford vehicles with a 7½" ring gear. Some common applications are:
This cover may also fit some minivans, Crown Vics, Grand Marquis cars, and Thunderbirds. Some models may have the larger Ford 8.8 differential, which is more rectangular in shape and longer (vertically). The Ford 8.8 stock cover is about 11 inches vertically and the 7.5 inch is about 9.75 inches vertically. Please check carefully which differential your vehicle has and if you have clearance.
Check out our Ford 8.8 diff cover for pictures and more information if you have the larger differential.
PML makes two designs for the Ford 7½ inch rear end to accommodate a variety of preferences and vehicles.
Drain Hole, Drain Plug and Hardware
This cover has a drain hole on the bottom for easy servicing of the fluid. A magnetic drain plug and new mounting bolts are included with the PML cover.
Inside of PML Differential Cover
The inside of this PML cover follows the curved shape of the stock cover.
The thick flange provides a large surface for a leak-proof seal on the differential housing.
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PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock
These images show this PML differential cover compared to the stock cover.
Our thanks to those who have emailed us pictures of their installations.
Installation on a 1988 Ford Bronco II
Dominique in Switzerland purchased this PML cover in the cast finish then brushed the top of the fins and painted the cover blue to match the bodywork.
1988 Ford Bronco II
Sanding the tops of the fins to make them shiny
Customer painted cover blue
1988 Bronco II with PML differential cover installated
Installation on a 1988 Ford Ranger
John installed this PML cover on his 1988 Ranger with the 7.5 rear axle. He purchased the polish finish then did a custom powder coat in translucent red.
Installation on a 1934 Ford Coupe
John installed this PML cover on his 1934 Ford Coupe with a truck differential.
Installation on Ford Tow Vehicle
This PML differential cover was installed on a Ford dynamometer test trailer axle. The test trailer is a mid-90s towing dynamometer. Ford uses it to simulate grades on a level surface. They tow this trailer behind a vehicle and can simulate a loaded trailer climbing any grade in the world. Our thanks to Jim for the pictures and for choosing a PML rear differential cover to cool down this test rig.
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