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petet66
Journeyman

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From: pelham ny usa
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-12-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for petet66   Click Here to Email petet66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any experience with installing a Mustang II type front suspension in an earlier 65-70 Mustang. I installed a kit from Rod And Custom Motorsports and was wondering if anyone out there had seen or did one? Thanks

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Dave Gibson
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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 03-12-2002 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Petet,
Welcome to Mustangsandmore.com. Glad to have you here with us. Check out all the Forum's and enjoy. Be warned that this site is very addictive.
I have not attempted the conversion that you are talking about. But I believe we have touched on this subject before. Check out the technical archives at the bottom and run a search using the search feature for this site.
Again, welcome to the M&M extended family.

Dave & Terri

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richard bohm
Gearhead

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

posted 03-12-2002 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have thought about this suspension swap many times. while i might do it on something one day, i wont do it on my mustang, and not because it isnt "original". the m2 suspension was designed more for ride than handling. i know you can make these things turn corners, i have even done it, but the early mustang suspension is better for handling than the m2 and that is what i want. for a car that is just a street car it works great especially if you are installing something larger than the stock 289. that said, the swap is quite involved. you needt o pay attention to detail, using the measure twice cut once deal wont work well here. you need to trial fit EVERYTHING several times. you will probably tack, cut and retack everything severals times before you get it right. one other thing i highly recomend is that you get the chassis blueprints and take the body to a GOOD frame shop and have them jig the car and make sure it is absolutly straight. fix any problems with the chassis before you cut the car up for the swap. also read and understand the directions before you begin. if you have any questions ask them and get them clear in your mind before you even think about cutting the car. if you do all this, you will be successful, and have a car that rides and handles well, and tracks straight.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 03-12-2002 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More than one tech writer has not given the II an ovation. The original Mustang suspension with mods IS a better handling trans. But the conversion is becoming more popular and now the 4.6 is being put in-thanks to Rod & Custom

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69 Sportsroof
Gearhead

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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-13-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about this?

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2000/01/rack/index.shtml

Saw an install of this on Horsepower TV.

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

posted 03-13-2002 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i hope i didnt give people the impression that i dont like the m2 suspension swap because i do. i just want people to realize that there is a lot of work that needs to be done and a lot of detail to pay attention to. and to realize that they may not be getting what they want. mag writers have a tendency to expect more than they should from swaps like this.

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