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Old 07-27-2005, 07:09 PM
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hello all, simple question. a mustang II front end or a s-10 grafted on?


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Yeah, the "target vehicle" makes a big difference! If the frames line up pretty good grafting isn't bad at all. If you're going MII and there is a cross member made for your vehicle, that may be the best way to go. With grafting you also have to worry about mounting everything else. There's a lot more work to do -- body mounts have to be placed just right, etc. If a premanufactured cross member is made, you keep all the original body mounts and such. So how much time do you have, and how much work you wanna put into it?
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g'day all, well worked my 2nd day at a rod shop near my home . apparently the owner likes how i work. he's suggested a s-10 donor for my 37 plymouth. plus he has offered me use of the shop anytime(just have to clean up afterwards).
phil's done an s-10 to dodge before so looks like that will be my direction i can use the clip,dif, steering column,booster &m/c etc....
also after i finish assembling the jag xk-e we'll be doing a 37 dodge into a rod. so i'll be able to learn on that project
things are really looking good .....my goal is driving to the nsra nats in 06

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Old 07-29-2005, 11:32 AM
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Having an experienced guide and access to his shop makes the choice VERY clear, doesn't it?
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Before doing any cutting I recommend measuring the S-10 clip every which way be sure it will fit and clear your front sheetmetal, also how well the motor fit,radiator, front steer, IMO I'd recommend the mustang 11
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Zonk, my boss, has done a couple of mopars with the s-10 component. i looked at his 35 packard with a nova sub-frame. looked beautiful. i had to run my hand on the frame to feel the welded areas. it appeared just like the factory had done that-a-way!
i suspect the s-10 is narrower than the nova,so i am sure it will fit inside the fenders.


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