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64FalconF-16
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From: Republic Of Texas!! Temporarily living in KY
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posted 10-30-2002 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had any experience converting from shock towers to Mustang II IFS?

any recomendations on where to get the kits for this change or advice on how to install one.

I am thinking of doing this to give me more room under the hood to work on the motor and hopefully give the old Falcon a better stance and ride. It should make it easier at the track to adjust the front suspension too.

Thanks,

Rick

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n2oMike
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posted 10-30-2002 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The newest issue of Mustangs and Fords just did an article on installing a MII suspension in a 65-66 mustangs. It's a good article covering several pages, and shows brakes, steering, etc.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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Mpcoluv
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posted 10-30-2002 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Rod and custom motorsports in Florence SC sells a kit for early mustangs

[This message has been edited by Mpcoluv (edited 10-30-2002).]

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 10-30-2002 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, R&C sells a LOT of kits. The kit used in the Mustangs and Fords article was from Heights, and had some really good frame bracing... much more than the R&C kit. It boxed all the way around the factory frame, and also had extensions that reached back pretty far.

It would be worth looking into. If you are looking into doing this modification, that M & F's issue would be worth having... regardless of which kit was being used. It should surely be worth $3 worth of insight.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-30-2002 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Heidts setup is slick:
http://www.heidts.com/heifram1.htm

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
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posted 10-30-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are doing this to save weight and for tuning at the track take a look at the suspension I put under my car. [ulr=http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/jsracingbbf.html]My car[/url]
It cam as a kit from Auto Weld The kit was reasonable and all Lower and upper A arms have adjustable rod ends. I can send you more pics if you want. Here is the Frame kit itself. Front end Kit
Good Luck!

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Jerry Smith
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
"Crawfish are Lucky! they get their Heads Sucked and their tails eaten!"

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jsracingbbf
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posted 10-30-2002 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Opps let me try this again, dang typos
my car

Jerry

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64FalconF-16
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posted 10-31-2002 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerry,

That is a great looking ride you have there. I still want to keep the Falcon on the street as well as strip. Do you think that kit would be tough enough for the street? Plus it looks like you didi quite a bit of frame work. Looks great!!

Mike, are talking about MMFF? I have this month issue of that and they never put any vintage stuff in there. Is there another Mag I am missing?

The difference I see between the hiedts and the R&C is that R&C includes panels to cover where the shock towers used to be. Thought the Hiedts kit looks stouter than the R&C.

Thanks for the info guys.

Rick

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jsracingbbf
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posted 10-31-2002 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, Thanks for the kind words. I've done alot since those pics. The firewall and motor are complete. About the frame fabrication you mentioned, it came as a kit also. All I had to do was weld it in the middle where the crossmember is. They supplied a sleeve. Once you get it all plumb you weld it together. I think it is strong enough for the street. It looks very light weight and it is. Something bigger may absorb road shock better though. The lower control arms are bushed not solid rod ends. I told you wrong on that last post, only the top A arm are Rod ends. If you look on the Autoweld site and scroll to the bottom of that page, they offer a set up similar BUT you use OEM mustang II Upper and lower control arms. All you would have to do is cut your frame off at the firewall and weld this one to it. THAT would insure you got the geometry of the suspension correct. If you just buy the brackets and use your frame you have to be EXTRA careful about the suspension geometry, bumpsteer etc. Good Luck
Jerry

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n2oMike
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posted 10-31-2002 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 64FalconF-16:
Jerry,

Mike, are talking about MMFF? I have this month issue of that and they never put any vintage stuff in there. Is there another Mag I am missing?

Rick


No, Mustangs and Fords is a different magazine.

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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64FalconF-16
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posted 10-31-2002 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys!!

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