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Old 05-31-2005, 09:09 PM
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69/70 Mustang Shock Tower Removal

I'm thinking about of removing the shock towers and change to a new suspension on my 69 Shelby GT500. I was wondering if anyone can help me with this decision as where to get it done and if it is possible with 428CJ/C6.
I plan to Streetmod this car. I owned it since 1974 and don't care about original or value. It's not for sale. It is for my son now and that's what he wants to do with it. I have a nice commercial mechanic shop I use as my Hobby Shop. I have all the tools and Equip. including a Lift and rotissere.
I would like to start this project next year if possible.

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As one of the Moderators here.........Let me be the first to

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I suggest finding a JUNK 69 Mustang and doing it.
The car you describe is a big bucks vehicle and would be a true shame to cut it up IMHO.

If you are determined to do the cut.........I suggest finding a JUNK 69 Mustang to practice on........before cutting the Shelby. The Mustangs from back then were not the best framed cars. A new chassis with IFS ...would most likely be the best, most effective bet and cheaper too in the long run.

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Thank you.

I know a lot of people who feel the same way as you. I would love to find another body (R Code) if possible. However they are hard to come by. I thought about making a clone since I have an original to go by. Anyone know where I can get a body? I have ID plates and title from a 1969 Gt 390 4 speed car I bought for parts long ago. Just need a good shell to use.
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A shell would likely cost you some nice change. I'd try a regular sports roof first. I converted mine myself, using a kit from Autoweld. Tube A arm fronts. I wouldnt cut the shelby....

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Originally Posted by Bayouboy2022

I'm thinking about of removing the shock towers and change to a new suspension on my 69 Shelby GT500.

I owned it since 1974 and don't care about original or value. It's not for sale.


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  • Tug on SUPERMANS cape...

  • P!ss into the wind...

  • Tell the 'ol lady she looks lumpy in that new dress...


    ...and...

  • Destroy rare and priceless sheet metal!

Can I ask why he wants to cut it? What is he trying to accomplish?

There are MUST II kits that will give you what you want but I just for the life of me cannot understand why one would trash such a rare and beautiful automobile.

Excuse me. It seem I need a drink...
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