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Old 02-27-2003, 03:28 PM
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New member just getting into it, I have a 1950 Chev Sedan Deluxe 4 dr and I want to upgrade the front end ( susp & brakes) but keep the stock 235 for now. I have been told by the local shops mustang II. I was wondering what else might easily fit an be priced better ( $1600 for hub 2 hub nII kit)? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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If you like doing it yourself, you can do a stock MII x-member for a fraction of the cost of the aftermarket units (I usually do it for free - buy an old car, strip out the front end then sell the doors, engine, rear end, etc. for what I paid for the car) and be as strong or stronger in the end. Great value!
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Agree w/Willys36- that's what I'm doing to my '50 Plymouth- works great and is same thing I have done on my 'J'. Measure twice- cut once and all that- lots of articles have been written on it- you'll really enjoy the upgrade.
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I found that the one thing no one ever seems to tell us is that the way to level the MII/Pinto front end is put your level on the bottom of the stock crossmember. This is the only place on the stock x-member that is square and flat. If your crossmember is mounted with bottom level with the world all your front end geometry should be right.
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[quote]Originally posted by pasadenahotrod:
<strong>I found that the one thing no one ever seems to tell us is that the way to level the MII/Pinto front end is put your level on the bottom of the stock crossmember. This is the only place on the stock x-member that is square and flat. If your crossmember is mounted with bottom level with the world all your front end geometry should be right.</strong><hr></blockquote>

My installation instructions tell that!
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Thanks for all the replies!
Does anyone know what might fit besides a mII?
I may pick up a donor car and if so would like to get eng, trans, and rear end as well. I would like to avoid newer than 80 to avoid computer issues. mII af that age group and of the v8 type are hard to find at donor car prices.
Any suggestions would be great.
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Does Anyone Know if a early 70's Nova would work?
I noticed the front and rear widths are near the same.

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The NOva idea is probably cool, but it may be a little hairy for a newbie to hot rod construction. Whacking the frame in two and making sure everything is aligned properly and welded/gusseted safely may be a little advanced at this time. Try the crossmember from a Mustang II, Pinto, Bobcat, preferably 1974-80. It's pretty straightforward and affords a good opportunity to learn and goof-up without destroting your car in the process.
Just a thought.
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Passadena,
Thanks for the reply. I agree I don't think I want to get into welding and cutting frame at this stage. The Mustang II can be found but isn't it too narrow for my vehicle? What is involved in making it fit?
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