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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
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posted 03-17-2003 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine has a nice 54 Ford 2 door Ranch Wagon, & is going to put in a Mustang 2 front frame clip. He is going to sell his stock front suspension (hopefully), but I was curious if it was the same as the 55 & 56 Fords, & if it was also the same as the 55-57 T Birds. Anybody know?

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posted 03-17-2003 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know that Ford changed the frame and suspension in 57. they made a big deal out of advertising it. I do not know if 54 through 56 are all the same. I know they looked the same but looks are deceiving.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 03-17-2003 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOOKING at my 1956 Fairlane and my 1957 Custom I 'd say there no interchang between them ex cept maybe thr coil springs, everything looks way different!!!

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Rory McNeil
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posted 03-18-2003 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I realize that the 57-59 full sized Ford front suspension is very different, but I believe that the front suspension on the Thunderbird stayed the same from 55 thru 57.This 54 has wide, open upper control arms that look the same as the 55-56 Fords (non T Bird)as well as the 55-57 T Birds.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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Bob Hopkins
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From: BRIDGEPORT NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 03-18-2003 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you may be right If Ford figgered to replace "T-bird in 58 they may have not changed supension as cost saving!!

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