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Old 08-02-2004, 04:46 PM
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90's T-bird IRS on my '68 Cat

Lately I've been playing with the idea of putting a mid 90's T-bird LX IRS under my '68 Cougar. The wheel spacing is almost perfect (69 inches on the T-bird vs. 68 1\2 on the cat). Threw a measuring tape on the frames too and the T-bird IRS' front mounting points are within 2 1\2 inches of the inside of my cat's frame. The rear mounting points seem a bit dicier. I think they are 5 inches too far in. It's nothing a good cross member can't fix. I'm fairly sure I can "convince" the assembly to fit, but that's not really my problem (although any input would definately be welcome). My question is, since this is my first rear suspension project, just how accurate do I have to be? Do I have any leeway; can the rear be realigned if I'm off 1\8 or so or will I have to rip it all out and start over?

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Rear install

Short answer is that you need to be very accurate in doing this,,other wise the car may "dogwalk",, measure 3/4 times clamp tite weld once..others have done this so you can to if you like,,

The ideal is to use the adjustments for the very minimum of necessary minor alignment of the rear whells..
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Well, I guess I'm going to find out how well I can read a tape measure.

Thanks for the info.
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