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Old 07-18-2005, 12:02 PM
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Front end on 1951 (or '49 or '50) Ford

I am looking for input on those who have upgraded the front end of thier shoebox Fords. I am torn b/w a clip from a late model car (and what you have used), a Mustang II and the Jamco set up.

I am leaning towards a clip and I have heard the '78 Monte Carlo works well. ALso, I am thinking I may be able to get a good parts car with a fresh 350 and a nice rear end I may be able to narrow and pop under my Ford. Anyway, any ideas/thoughts?

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Going through the same thing. This board haas really enlightened me on the subject.

Looked into the Jamco deal and was not too pleased about the price to send them my a-arms and them welding in ball joints. It came out close to the same price as a new stub when you added the springs, sway bar, brakes and spindles. And in the end no power steering. Then add the fatmans kit after you put on the Jamco stuff in to add a rack for power sterring and you are over with a pan issue that needs to be corrected on most pans and rear steering.

I am looking at getting a Street rod engineering stub as from what I have been told and seen believe it is better made when compared to Fatmans and Heidts offerings. There is a few things to consider when using these things and alot of information on here about it. Bolt hardness and diameter is a major issue with many out there. There has been some disturbing reports on here of failures by Fatmans at the least.

I have talked to alot of local guys on stubs cut from late model cars and camero and S-10 have come up alot but for the hassel of lining them all up and then cleaning up the wear the working parts have on them when you get them a stub seemed the best at least for me. JMTC
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