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Old 07-31-2005, 11:22 AM
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Anybody got a Mustang II crossmember laying loose or on the car but bare?

I'd like a measurement if you have one. I'd like to know how much material is there between the bolt hole for the lower control arms and the outside edge of the crossmember. Mine has 1.75" of 1/4" steel from the center of the bolt hole to the edge of the crossmember and it's hitting the LCA when it travels upward. I'm curious if I can trim this (considerably) without weakening the crossmember. The one in my car is a Fatman's but it is probably over 10 years old. Maybe they've made some changes over the years??
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If you still need the dimension let me know. I have a Heidts and a Fatman I can check after returning home from Louisville.
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Thanks, A.D. I'd appreciate that.
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The dimension on the Heidts for a '35 Chevy Master is 2 1/4" from the center of the lower control arm bolt to the outer edge of the Heidts frame as measured in a plane level to the floor.

The Fatman built for a '48 Chevy pick-up measured 1 1/4" as described above. There was more material on the fatman above this level to the floor plane plane but I did not measure those dimensions as I had no ready reference.

Hope the information helps.
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Thanks A.D. That's a big difference between manufacturers! Mine's a Fatman's so I guess I could take another 1/2" off if necessary.
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Sinisterv6,

I wonder why the lca is contacting? Don't know how old the Fatman is in my '48 so there may have been a change at some time. Maybe you could touch base with Brent.

Are you building a '36 Chevy with a Buick turbo V6?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:15 PM
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I contacted Fatman's and they didn't really have an explanation. Moving it 1/4" forward removes the problem (see my other thread on centerlines).

Yes on both the car and the motor.
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