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Pro-T Rob
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From: Monroe, LA - USA
Registered: May 2001

posted 06-04-2001 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pro-T Rob   Click Here to Email Pro-T Rob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been looking at the suspension and power steering upgrades by Total Control Products for the early Mustangs. They look like well engineered products (albeit a bit pricey).

I'm curious, what other companies out there offer effective products for the modernization of the 1st Generation Mustang suspension & handling systems? I've seen the replacement front clips offered by Martz Chassis which seemed worthy, but I've read no real exciting reviews (none at all actually) covering this 30+ year old company. The $2250 price tag seemed on target for power rack & pinion, dropped spindles, coil-over suspension, and disk brakes all in one brand new weld-on package, especially since it would replace the frame below my radiator where the majority of my corrosion resides. The only problem is that it destroys the originality of the car if I ever decide to go back stock with it (but that's HIGHLY unlikely anyway).

I know Global West offers suspension upgrades for the early Mustangs, but I haven't heard from anyone who's experienced these first hand. Are they effective, and worth asking price?

What other options do you guys know of for a successful '65 Mustang power rack & pinion upgrade? How about coil-over shock upgrades? Thanks again for the help

Rob

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richard bohm
Gearhead

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From: tucson,az-luray,va
Registered: May 2001

posted 06-04-2001 03:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the global west products are quite effective, and sturdy also. a story was told by a cop who looked at a mustang that was totaled in an accident(major damage), and while the front end was pretty much destroyed, the global west upper arms were just scratched. griggs racing has a set up that uses fox bodied mustang suspension and r/p steering with coil over shocks and an upper control arm. any of these system upgrades will cost you over 1500.00. all i can say is if you cant afford it all at once buy it peicemeal.

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Pro-T Rob
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From: Monroe, LA - USA
Registered: May 2001

posted 06-04-2001 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pro-T Rob   Click Here to Email Pro-T Rob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you have a link for Griggs Racing? I like the idea of a system that primarily uses Ford OEM parts.

I'm going to order the current Global West catalog today and get current on what they have to offer. I don't mind paying for quality products, I just don't want to pay out for one product only to learn there's a product out there that performs better for less.

I'll check out Griggs next as it seems they have the best idea going with the OEM parts. Thanks in advance for any links or contact info!

Rob

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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 06-04-2001 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here ya go www.griggsracing.com

I'd say this guy has gone BEYOND restomod here, but you might get some pointers.


http://eatporsche.stangnet.com/

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 06-04-2001 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man that dude must be dropping some HUGE bucks! Must be nice!

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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joe
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From: Los Angeles
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posted 06-04-2001 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
54K and counting,

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joe
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From: Los Angeles
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posted 06-04-2001 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's nice to know that there are monsters like this out there kicking the #$%! out of everything else.

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 06-05-2001 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not quite at the point where I have decided to modify my front end further but Griggs is my first choice. The cost will hold me off for a while but it will happen. The Total Control system is second choice.

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