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Old 03-11-2012, 07:45 PM
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79 mustang front clip

ive got a 48 gmc, and 79 mustang, is it possible for 2 rookies to put the mustang front clip on the 48 gmc, thanks guys,
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That is a mcPherson strut front end and NOT what you would ever want to put in any vintage car.

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79 mustang front clip

most of the info i get says that an84-88 mustang ii is best, i just wasnt sure why, thanks
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what would you suggest for this project
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That would be 74-78 Mustang II that is what all the front kits are based on. Here is one in a truck like yours.



I don't know the brands and which are good or bad but if you post asking there are guys here who have used them. But as far as "do it yourself" they are not. That would be a frame clip for which I am NOT a fan of.

I say a good Mustang II front end or a dropped axle and new springs. I am personally going with the dropped axle and new springs on my 48.

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79 mustang front clip

thanks guys, at least now i know what to search for, thanks,
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That would be 74-78 Mustang II that is what all the front kits are based on. Here is one in a truck like yours.



I don't know the brands and which are good or bad but if you post asking there are guys here who have used them. But as far as "do it yourself" they are not. That would be a frame clip for which I am NOT a fan of.

I say a good Mustang II front end or a dropped axle and new springs. I am personally going with the dropped axle and new springs on my 48.

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Do you know any details regarding this front sway bar (year/make/model car original fitment)??...It looks just like what I need for front of my car.
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Do you know any details regarding this front sway bar (year/make/model car original fitment)??...It looks just like what I need for front of my car.
Progressive http://www.progressiveautomotive.com...llation%20Kits

I just googled "Mustang II front suspension" under images and found it. Once you do that you see where it was posted, in this case http://www.progressiveautomotive.com...llation%20Kits

When you see a photo that interests you that someone posted you can right click on it and see "Properties" or "copy image address" and see where it came from too.

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be very careful on mll kits. i refuse to install one unless it is a fatman. most of the xmembers are made with thin flat welded together and prone to fatigue and crack . i have replaced 4 of them over the years.
a dropped axle or camaro clip would be my choice.
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Progressive http://www.progressiveautomotive.com...llation%20Kits

I just googled "Mustang II front suspension" under images and found it. Once you do that you see where it was posted, in this case http://www.progressiveautomotive.com...llation%20Kits

When you see a photo that interests you that someone posted you can right click on it and see "Properties" or "copy image address" and see where it came from too.

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Thx for the google roadmap--but the example (splined torsion bar type...) did not provide any info desired re: 79 Mustang pix actually shown in thread...
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Thx for the google roadmap--but the example (splined torsion bar type...) did not provide any info desired re: 79 Mustang pix actually shown in thread...
I have no idea why that front end can't be found at progressives site, that is where the original photo came from. Call Progressive and find out.

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Thx for the google roadmap--but the example (splined torsion bar type...) did not provide any info desired re: 79 Mustang pix actually shown in thread...
The pic in question (below) is Progressive's "Sweet Ride" suspension for 47-55 Chevy trucks. This is a 74-78 Mustang II based suspension system, NOT a 79 Mustang as you mentioned. Progressive list the sway bar as seen in this picture (Part # PA-FSB-TA) as a $159 option.



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