Brought to you in part by:

.

Tools and Supplies at Eastwood

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  Front Suspension Rebuild.

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Front Suspension Rebuild.
Mike65
Gearhead

Posts: 1571
From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-29-2001 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm getting to the point of rebuilding the front suspension in my 65 fastback. Where have you guys & grrrls purchased the front end rebuild kits from & what have been your experiance with them & what has been the quality of them?. Thanks for the help.

------------------
Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
87 Crown Vic
96 Ranger Extd Cab
99 Explorer Sport
M&M #- 890
MCA #- 04549

IP: Logged

46and2
Gearhead

Posts: 224
From: Kentucky
Registered: Nov 99

posted 04-29-2001 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 46and2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am glad you asked that! I was going to lay a post down tonight asking almost the same thing. I am going with PST suspension myself. I just needed to know since my whole front and rear suspension is shot. What all do I need to replace? Everything?? One kit has the control arms and one doesn't. We are talking almost $300 between the kit with the arms and the one without the arms. Can I live without new arms???

------------------
'73 drop top Stang - '90 Ford F-150 4x4 - '78 Ford F-150
'95 Mercury Cougar V8 -'83 Mercury Marquis
'89 JEEP Cherokee - '79 JEEP Wagoneer
'71 Scout 4x4
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/convertiblesclub
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/jeepshotspot
http://www.mild2wild.org

IP: Logged

66fstbck
Journeyman

Posts: 83
From: Worhtington, Pa. USA
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 04-30-2001 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fstbck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, I'm in the process of puting mine back together as we speak...... I got the parts at Laurel Mustang but I think that they get them from Canadian Mustang. Anyhow, the parts seem to be of good quality. I went with the rebuild kit w/o upper arms. BTW the arms are easy to rebuild !!!
Good Luck

------------------
Alan 66 Fastback

IP: Logged

fordfan
Gearhead

Posts: 2557
From: Walla Walla, Wa, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-30-2001 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 66fstbck:
Mike, I'm in the process of puting mine back together as we speak...... I got the parts at Laurel Mustang but I think that they get them from Canadian Mustang. Anyhow, the parts seem to be of good quality. I went with the rebuild kit w/o upper arms. BTW the arms are easy to rebuild !!!
Good Luck




They may be easy to rebuild.... but the fact that the area around the Ball-Joints had been Welded back on .

This car has been an Intreging experiance... (READ: Nightmare..).

------------------
*WARNING: RATED MA for Mature Audiences only!*

Joseph J Shaffer IV
Walla Walla, WA
MustangsandMore Member# 37
'68 Mustang Coupe, 2.79 gears.
'64 Mercury Comet, 2.80 gears
'62 Ford Falcon 2dr Wagon
'43 Dodge WC-53,FACTORY 5.83 gears i belive!
'41 Chevy Pickup, No rear, no gear!
'70 Chevy Pickup

IP: Logged

amartin725
Journeyman

Posts: 58
From: Attleboro, MA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 04-30-2001 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amartin725     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was planning to just rebuild the upper and lower arms on my '65 until I started looking closely at them.

There were cracks around the mounting holes for the spring perch, and the holes were starting to get larger. I'd say, look closely before you decide to rebuild them.

For the piece of mind, I personally bought a whole front end rebuild kit from Mustangs Plus.

Al

------------------
Turd's Rule!!
200/3-spd
"200 & 250 Head Under the Knife"

IP: Logged

Nos351C
Gearhead

Posts: 3000
From: Rohnert Park, CA USA M&M member#591
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 04-30-2001 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same problem (cracked arms arond the perch bolts) when I rebuilt mine... so do check those should you have the arms apart

------------------
Marcus
Warsteiner- Because Life is too short to drink cheap beer!
"You just got passed by a GIRL!" -A.J. Foyt
My World

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2002, Steve LaRiviere


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Where are the M&M Members From?]

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronym Guide][Calendar of Events][Chat Room][Classified Ads] [Links]

[Members' Photos] [M&M Mug Shots] [Technical Articles][Ford Parts Number Deciphering

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Advertise on Mustangsandmore.com] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts]