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Old 03-19-2007, 01:22 PM
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I need ask Mustang II questions ( ID ) please

This is not a "don't you use a stock MII crossmember post"
I have some questions on the MII, I need help ID'ing the X-member
I need to ID the crossmember. I'm figuring I have a pre 74 Pinto with my luck. Is there some tall tale sign of what I have. I bought the cut out crossmember yesterday. I know I have the 13" wheels with the 4 lug discs.
I know I don't have the secondary strut mount corssmember. I do plan to build or find one.
If this is a pinto frontend, I read that the strut rods are different, should I find actual mustang II one before mounting and making strut mounts?
Also, Am I going to have to get different A Arms and spindles? anyhow to get
get 5lugs setup, was clear in my searches of the knowledge base.
Another thing is that I didn't get the stock swaybars, but was I was going to get
a bigger on anyhow.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:14 PM
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It looks like you have a 74 and up.

Telltale signs..
The early brakes have a cotter pin holding the retaining key, and the later calipers have flat head allen screws holding the retaining key. They also have a weirdly shaped bracket that surrounds the caliper that I don't see in your pics.

I don't think you could get a power rack before 74 either.

The later spindles you can put bigger brakes on without changing spindles. Speedway motors has everything you will need to get 5 lugs with stock roror size or you can go bigger ,(11"), brakes with ford or chevy bolt patterns.

I think the brake rotors thickness is another giveaway, with the early rotors being .750" thick, (minimum .690.) and the later ones are thicker, .870",( min.810")

I know the lower ball joints are different from pre/post 74 in the lower a arms, but I can't remember how.

Check the casting # on the spindle, IIRC it should have a D4 number on it somewhere.

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Yeah, the 71/73 PINTO was a different animal. FORD changed the sheet metal in 1974 and both platforms were the same (PINTO and MUST II). No PS until 1974.

Oh...I forgot as usual. You can use larger GRANADA rotors but please use FORD calipers and not DELCO-MORON...
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I edited your thread title ... so you might would get
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thanks for the info guys

I am taking more photos as I disassemble. I will also be cleaning up the frame parts that were left on this.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:30 PM
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Just curious...what are you going to install this on?
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though I posted this

so it's going on a 64 fairlane wagon, the wagon has been chopped up at the frame rails this is how I got it a month ago.
going to rebuild the frame stubs and go from there.
you can see my 57 ford in the background.


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That looks relly straight for a 64. Start a journal of your buildup so we can all see.
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