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Old 11-08-2007, 08:58 PM
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ok...has anybody sub-framed a 36 Ford? besides mustang II suspension. Thanks for your help!

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Old 11-08-2007, 11:07 PM
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Had a friend that used a Nova sub frame on his 35 five window about 25 years ago. Worked well but was a bit to wide for my tastes. You could narrow the front cross member to make it fit better.
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Don't do it. Sub-framing early cars(prior to 1940) isn't the best option due to width of track etc. There is too much good stuff out there to buy which gives you the handling, steering, braking you might want without ruining a good car.
Sub-framing isn't often the best option for doing later cars either for the same reasons.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:12 AM
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Don't do it. Sub-framing early cars(prior to 1940) isn't the best option due to width of track etc. There is too much good stuff out there to buy which gives you the handling, steering, braking you might want without ruining a good car.
Sub-framing isn't often the best option for doing later cars either for the same reasons.
I agree...they not only are usually too wide and don't fit good, but by the time you put new suspension and steering components and new brake parts on those old subframes, you really don't save all that much.
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I am not sure about your exact car but new interiors and I just clipped a 49 ford and we used an S10 it worked out well because it was a little too narrow but he wanted to keep the ford lug pattern so with adapters it was just right.Your car is older so it might be narrower and fit just right. Also we found a good one so a rebuild was not needed.
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re; frame

What are you looking to gain by this swap?
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I'm as sick of Mustang II front ends as Centerline is of SBCs.
Anything pre-war should have a beam or tube live axle anyway, IMO.
Every time you Coddington-ize an early Ford, God kills a kitten.....
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C'mon now, what every early Ford should have and what the rest of the world insists they have are two very distinctly different things.
I am a traditionalist personally when it come to the early Ford transverse spring suspension and chassis. I do, however, also accept advances in some areas and in some circumstances. The use of dual spring rear suspensions ala Poseys and others is OK by me, coilovers on the same can do the job, but I'm really a leaf spring kind of guy, I guess. I can accept a IFS on early cars only if it is covered up by full fenders, or on the car when I acquire it. I believe in the simplicity and solidity of Henry's original design even when the bones are split.

"Ford be with you." George Orwell, "1984".
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I gotta go with you on this one Pasadena.....If you want a street car with shaky legs and all the creature comforts.....Then go and buy a new Mustang!

For the average guy that wants to complete a build in a respectable amount of time with basic skills, the old adage applies....KISS.

See ya, Youngster.
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