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69 Fastback Front suspension opinions.

Hi everybody, new to the forum. I have a 69 mustang fastback. I'm in the process of building a full chassis to accomadate the 557 stroker I plan on installing. The frame is 2x3x3/16" (overkill I know, but worth it IMO) Anyways its time to start thinking about the front suspension. I do not want a highrise hood, nor do i want to cut back the firewall. Rod and Custom has a Mustang II kit that will fit a big block no problem. There has been a lot of controversy about going with the mustang II design or using the shock towers and modifing stock. I plan on beating the car, (tailwhips, donuts, powerslides etc) and want a suspension that will take all the abuse and then some. If this was your car what would you choose for suspension?
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One option would be to look into what Carroll Shelby did to modify the front suspensions on the old Mustang Trans-am cars. They worked very well and were certainly driven hard.

Another option would be C4 Corvette suspension. Much better geometry for wide tires than Mustang II. Maybe even look into late model Mustang suspension.

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Carroll Shelby uses Total control Products front coilover front and rear suspension on on the new fastbacks he sell for $100,000+ dollars.. And the thought of putting Chevy parts on a mustang made me hit my head on the desk.. lol I'm not sure what he used on the cars before TCP was in business tho. Any other opinions out there?
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You might do some research into the mods on the early Shelby cars. They would do things like replace all the rubber bushings with metal (you could use polyurethane) and they lowered the upper inner control arm mounts down about an inch to improve the camber gain and lower the roll center. Doing things like this along with adding high quality shocks, springs and anti-roll bars, and a proper performance alignment (NOT factory specs) the car will handle very well.

As to the Chevy parts, personally, I wouldn't care who built the parts on my car as long as it hauled a** and cornered like it was on rails.

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