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dzznuts
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From: oakville, ont, canada
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 04-16-2002 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dzznuts   Click Here to Email dzznuts     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey guys,
i want to change the suspension on my mav to a mustang II suspension but have no idea where to find one at a good price. anybody know? all the yards in my area dont have one and i just done have the cash for a new one (around two grand). im a university student so cash is limited.

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77sleeper
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From: Mesa Arizona
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 04-16-2002 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
odds are you will receive very negative comments here. MIIs are getting extremely rare in the wrecking yards!!!!!

why, you ask, well most IIs that hit the yard are immediatly seperated from their front ends. Once a car does not move it is then crushed.

buy new slowly or reconsider!!!!!!!!

please?

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Percy Hazel
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From: Bellingham, WA, USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 04-17-2002 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your limited on funds work with what you've got.
Most of the early Mustang stuff will interchange.
If you don't leave our II stuff alone we will swoop down in the night and kidnap you and tell everyone that you are a GM lover.

Luck

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Mike Patterson
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From: Huachuca City, AZ, USA
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posted 04-17-2002 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me see, you want to change the suspension on your car to smaller brakes, lighter duty control arms and weaker springs because?????

If your going to use one of these suspensions on a heavier car than it was designed for, you want the upgraded version anyway just to be safe. Even if you have an early 6 cyl Mav, with 4 bolt wheels, the bolt patterns are diffrent and if you have 5 bolt wheels its an pain to find matching pairs of wheels.

Kinda makes me wonder how may IIs were junked and then the componets discarded when people found out they had to be upgraded.

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Maxwell_fax
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From: Port Royal, PA, USA
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posted 04-18-2002 05:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I recall correctly the Maverick and the First Gen Mustangs use the same suspension... There is tons of stuff available that would involve alot less headaches... And that wouldn't get you beaten round here..

If you still insist on a MII suspension I would really suggest saving up and buying a new one.. Chances are any of the one's you pick up in a salvage yard aren't in the best of condition anyhow.. I have yet to find a decent set of control arms.... They all seem to be bent or rusty... Anyone ever try straightening these things out and doing some re enforcing?

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wscottward
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From: marietta ohio
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posted 04-23-2002 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wscottward   Click Here to Email wscottward     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a couple of the 11 frontends but how do we get one from Ohio to Canada?

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kingdan
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From: london,ontario,canada
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posted 04-23-2002 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kingdan   Click Here to Email kingdan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a complete frontend for you and I'm just down the 403 an hour or so in London(it's still in my parts car) If you are interested let me know and might be able to work something out.

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dzznuts
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From: oakville, ont, canada
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posted 04-23-2002 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dzznuts   Click Here to Email dzznuts     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah im interested for sure. what condition is your front end in kingdan? im in ottwaw right now but will be heading down to oakville then guelph on the first of next month. give me a call at 519-822-7944. if you could send a pic that would be great too. my email is [email protected]

thanks for responding wscottward but oregon might be a bit too far to send an entire front end. maybe if anything isnt in the best shape we could see about shopping it.

thanks guys for your help

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