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Username Post: Mustang II Front Suspenion Installs - Post Your Links!        (Topic#155158)
patgizz 
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patgizz
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03-25-07 07:20 AM - Post#1127763    

this comes up alot, we need to pile all of our resources(install insight, kit comparions, things the instructions leave out, pictures of installs) on Mustang II front end kits. I'll add as i have time to give more descriptions of my setup, and feel free to add pictures and insight on your own experiences. any posts not important to the conversation will disappear because i want to keep this an info only resource.

i'll also be getting some webspace shortly and the ability(software) to make webpages so that in my little free time i can mess with going into bigger detail or hosting more images from other people.


here are 3 threads linking to my install, i'll eventually pull the info into this thread as time permits.

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...




1954 Belair
1972 Chevelle
1990 C1500 454/5 speed
1995 Impala SS



 
51ChevySled 
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51ChevySled
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Reg: 05-17-05
05-24-07 12:51 AM - Post#1171656    
    In response to patgizz

I've had a few emails with questions and picture requests on my Fatman Ultra-low install, so I posted the pics on my website here: http://villainscc.com/BryansBuild.htm



Hopefully that helps someone out there...for you traditional kustom fans, it'll all be hidden

I'll be adding text as time permits, but for now, it's off to Paso,,,

Bryan

Just lurking...

Villains Car Club
Roseville, CA.
www.villainscc.com


 
52chevybob 
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Reg: 05-27-08
10-03-08 02:39 PM - Post#1534670    
    In response to 51ChevySled

Bryan, your photo has been moved or deleted or you have the wrong URL for it.
Patgizz, there is all kinds of free and almost free HTML editors out there. In addition, even microcrud office will produce crude HTML (it is full of all kinds of trash before the needed HTML code) for you.



 
51ChevySled 
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51ChevySled
Loc: Sacramento, CA
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10-03-08 04:20 PM - Post#1534745    
    In response to 52chevybob

  • 52chevybob Said:
Bryan, your photo has been moved or deleted or you have the wrong URL for it.




That was probably an old Photobucket link. All of my pics are on my website...see my 2nd post in this thread for the URL.

Bryan


Just lurking...

Villains Car Club
Roseville, CA.
www.villainscc.com


 
rodant 
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01-15-11 12:35 AM - Post#2032157    
    In response to 51ChevySled

one question what did you guys do with the old suspension?

The ironic thing about common sense, is that it's not common.

pics
http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u106/rodant_oi /...


 
ECK 
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03-29-11 04:10 PM - Post#2069164    
    In response to rodant

THanks for makign it all in one post I have been on other fourms looking for information . THey say do a search you will find it but no one knows how to do a tag so you can find it.



 
18inchapes 
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10-21-11 05:14 PM - Post#2149758    
    In response to ECK

heres some pics of my '52 with the TCI mustang II installed....






I have the power R&P and I have 5 on 4 1/2" bolt pattern rotors up front ( I have a Ford 9" rear out back and wanted to keep the bolt pattern the same).
I got my kit from JPL street rods in Pa. free shipping and the price was afforabble. ($1629. with the X member)
Very straight forward install, just had to weld the top shock mounts to the frame. Jeff

1956 GMC pickup
1952 Chevy hardtop
1932 Plymouth PB 3 window coupe
1940 Willys sedan
1964 Chevy II SS
1966 Pontiac GTO hardtop


Jeff


Edited by 18inchapes on 10-21-11 05:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
53 Handyman 
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Loc: Seymour, Texas
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10-22-11 12:15 PM - Post#2149956    
    In response to 18inchapes

Looks great. I used one on my 53 Wagon too. Did you get a swaybar with yours? If so have you had any trouble with instolation?



 
18inchapes 
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10-22-11 07:17 PM - Post#2150060    
    In response to 53 Handyman

The swaybar and power rack were free upgrades.
The swaybar was a direct bolt-in. The hardest thing with the install was compressing the springs. Jeff

1956 GMC pickup
1952 Chevy hardtop
1932 Plymouth PB 3 window coupe
1940 Willys sedan
1964 Chevy II SS
1966 Pontiac GTO hardtop


Jeff


 
Cruzin Okie 
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Reg: 10-26-11
11-14-11 07:15 PM - Post#2158099    
    In response to 18inchapes

For those who have gone to the Mustang II suspension, is it what you expected and is it worth the investment? I am thinking of going to it myself and wondering what you that have it think. There are a lot of options out there and when I do it I want to do it right.

Johnnie

1950 styleline deluxe sports coupe, 350 cid, TH 400, nova rear end. Gen IV Vintage air. SOLD!
1953 210 4 Door, 235 with Powerglide. All original except for the 1954 hood bird.

John 3:16



 
kkyle69 
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03-06-12 04:47 PM - Post#2199325    
    In response to 51ChevySled

Where did you find the front suspension kit? Ive got a 50 Fleetline deluxe. my front suspension is bagged already, but planning the v8 swap soon and still wanna keep the bags

1950 Fleetline Deluxe, SBC 355, 700r4, 3.73, Fatman Fab MII Air Bagged


 
Gino 
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03-26-12 07:41 AM - Post#2207624    
    In response to 18inchapes

nice pics, I was going to post a question on my mII install in my 50 coupe.
I thought my springs were too long or stiff on the kit I got because of the way it sits. The angle of the top and bottom arms are at an angle like your pics. I was told these need to ride level. Even after the hood and fenders are added, there will not be enough weight to level them out.
What should I do?



 
RICKYRICARDO 
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04-16-12 06:15 PM - Post#2215913    
    In response to 18inchapes

what engine mounts are you using?

Winter is a grand old time,
there are no ifs or buts/But remember all that salt and grime/Can rust your bolts and freeze your -...


 
49TxChevy 
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Loc: Copperas Cove. Texas
Reg: 05-22-11
06-12-12 09:23 AM - Post#2236193    
    In response to RICKYRICARDO

Well I am considering doing this type of front end install, has anyone done a bolt in front suspension? I am kinda curious about it due to the fact that I really dont have the capability of welding one in, so I am interested in maybe going this route.

Life Sucks Get A Helmet !


 
Sir X Loin 
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07-05-12 03:37 PM - Post#2244828    
    In response to 52chevybob

If anyone has stock spindles and coils I'll take em. My car is slammed and I cant even drive it casuse the roads around me are so bad.

1957 Chevy Pickup 1998 -2012 *sold
1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe


 
Coto 
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10-18-12 08:24 PM - Post#2280998    
    In response to Cruzin Okie

I have a '51 Styleline, and disappointed in the Mustang II. The width of the wheels (tracking) is noticeably less than it should be. I guess spacers are the next option.
Coto

Coto


 
JSanford1974 
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10-19-12 08:32 AM - Post#2281112    
    In response to Coto

  • Coto Said:
I have a '51 Styleline, and disappointed in the Mustang II. The width of the wheels (tracking) is noticeably less than it should be. I guess spacers are the next option.
Coto



What mustang II did you use?



 
Coto 
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10-31-12 09:07 AM - Post#2284769    
    In response to JSanford1974

Not sure. Left it in the hands of a hot rod shop in Costa Mesa. He said it came from a builder in Phoenix, however now I see they're out of business.

Coto


 
19IMnuts53 
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11-26-12 08:53 PM - Post#2292548    
    In response to Coto

does anyone have any photos of a chassis engineering bolt on front end with the steering hooked up? I need photos on how to route my steering rod and ujoints to make this work.

thanks
Rob

no such word as "Can't" you either don't want to or are to lazy.


 
gsport 
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11-26-12 09:09 PM - Post#2292558    
    In response to 19IMnuts53

scroll through my thread "no turning back now"
alot of pictures and how i did it without having to use 3 universal joints..

Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
2013 harley fatboy, sold
2006 JD riding mower


 
Panama Red 
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11-27-12 05:24 AM - Post#2292608    
    In response to 19IMnuts53

  • 19IMnuts53 Said:
does anyone have any photos of a chassis engineering bolt on front end with the steering hooked up? I need photos on how to route my steering rod and ujoints to make this work.

thanks
Rob


Rob, I can post pics of a CE bolt in kit in my 41 if that would be of any help. My blog has the full write up with pics. Should be dated the first part of last year.

Jon Hansen

My '41 Chevy blog

Blog #2


 
gsport 
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11-27-12 12:03 PM - Post#2292719    
    In response to 19IMnuts53

here's mine, i moved it over about 1/4 inch, and rotated it up a little so i'd only have to use two universal joints..


Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
2013 harley fatboy, sold
2006 JD riding mower


 
19IMnuts53 
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11-28-12 08:36 PM - Post#2293254    
    In response to gsport

to move it over did you cut the mounts off and move it?

no such word as "Can't" you either don't want to or are to lazy.


 
gsport 
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11-28-12 09:11 PM - Post#2293266    
    In response to 19IMnuts53

Yes... I described how I did it in the thread " No turning back now"

Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
2013 harley fatboy, sold
2006 JD riding mower


 
19IMnuts53 
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01-20-13 07:33 PM - Post#2309120    
    In response to gsport

gsport looks good, but do you have any bump steer from moving it over?

Rob


no such word as "Can't" you either don't want to or are to lazy.


 
gsport 
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01-21-13 07:26 PM - Post#2309438    
    In response to 19IMnuts53

it's still not quite on the road. Todd Walton at Walton Fabications told me how he does it when needed.

Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
2013 harley fatboy, sold
2006 JD riding mower


 
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