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Old 04-01-2010, 02:38 PM
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How to buy a mustang II suspension

I went to the local hot rod and ask them to get the parts I need. The parts were in agreed on the money. I wanted to swap the disk brakes to a 5.5 eci in liu of the smaller brakes, my car has 5.5 pattern. The cost on the first of 1478.00, the swap ment 1874.00, I was happy anyway. Then they say taxes too. now 2250.00. How can it to be so expensive, the guys, have to order the spindles in New York, the brakes are in Idaho, springs and racks are in nebraska and the control arms are in Californa.

Should I just go to Speedway, they have them, so far to get the wheels to roll it for 1100.00, I know there will be taxes, but I bet they have a warehouse and can put in the mail right away.

I have nevered any that kind of way of business, can anyone give me a clue about to buy those components, I could buy alot from a auto parts such as tie rod ends, shocks, etc.

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:24 PM
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I would buy the Speedway system or any other reputable company like Summit or Jegs. My less then pleasant dealings with ECI make me wonder how they stay in business!!! (I wont expand further on that statement)

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Buy the Speedway kit. Your local shop is putting the screws to you big time. Also opt for the large GM brake kit. Its a couple hundred bucks but well worth the money.
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Hey guys,

I bought a C.E. bolt on for a 35-40, I am not using the struts, I got it for 468.00. It was 625.00. So they try to stick it to me after pulling the crossmember. I got on rodparts warehouse and got every parts, 11" brakes, A arms, spindles, to complete from the firewall to the sway bar as free, 1516.00. I called a guy who builds alot rods, and you get it in a week free shipping!

The guy at rodparts warehouse is Jay, he gave me alot for less. I looked at your pictures on ablum, you have built alot also.

Thanks, you have some really neat cars, thanks for the tip.
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Check these guys out. http://streetrodengineering.com/
Good prices, 1/4 inch metal for cross members, good quality.
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... I know there will be taxes, but I bet they have a warehouse and can put in the mail right away.
Actually, since you live in Alabama and Speedway is in Nebraska, you will pay no taxes on an internet order. You WILL pay a bundle on shipping, so that needs to be included in your cost comparison.
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I bought a C.E. bolt on for a 35-40, I am not using the struts.....
If you're not going to use the strut rods then make absolutely sure you box the lower section of the crossmember from the "A" arm attaching point to the frame rail. There have been a lot of failures in that area when the strut rods are eliminated. Do a search and you will find some horror stories about these failures. Trust me a failure of the crossmember in that area can really ruin your day.
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I was missing something, it was the pipes/gussets

I called him back and he sent a kit, it has a pilot to guide the 1-1/4" hole saw to cut the holes, front and back of the crossmember, then, there are (2) 7" bars, very heavy. I think the pipes would be flush on the front wall of the front crossmember and the back would have the pipe going serveral inches. The bars (left and right) need to be welded, the gussets need to be welded to the back pipe and the crossmember.
Is that right?
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