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Old 07-08-2008, 12:29 AM
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Ideas on how to modify the front suspension

Currently we are debating on cutting the front end off and bridge on a mustang front end if it's possible. If we can rebuild this suspension and be able to get dual exhaust system on a 351W we will go that route. But if the factory exhaust was a wrap around and single out the passenger side, will it be a problem getting a exhaust out the driver side??

He wants to build a cruiser that can be driven across the USA, so that has to be kept in mind. It is a 1955 Ford Customline 2 dr, it will have a 351W with a t5 behind it, and a narrowed 9 in rearend. Also if we rebuild the front suspension to stock, we still want disc on the front. So is there a kit to convert front drum to disc?
here is what we got to work with,




build motor mounts won't be a problem if it's feasible. But Figured I would post up and see if anyone knows a way of doing it, or if there is a kit already out that will make it easier.

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There are kits available to install disc brakes on the current 55 front end.
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There are kits available to install disc brakes on the current 55 front end.

Really! Who makes them??
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Check with Speedway Motors..They are my go to guys for that sort of thing..

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72-78 frame Torino's, LTDII, and 77-8 TBird/Cougar are a bolt on system. Master cyl, prop valve, spindles, rotors complete. Same bolt pattern wheels.

Did a 56 Crown 3 years ago with a 5.0.
If you want dropped spindles, I think FatMans has them.

I have an acquaintance with a Mopar 440 and AT in a 56 2 dr. Has to be some room in there somewhere.
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........I have an acquaintance with a Mopar 440 and AT in a 56 2 dr. Has to be some room in there somewhere.
Now thats a nice improvement to any Ford.
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72-78 frame Torino's, LTDII, and 77-8 TBird/Cougar are a bolt on system. Master cyl, prop valve, spindles, rotors complete. Same bolt pattern wheels.

Did a 56 Crown 3 years ago with a 5.0.
If you want dropped spindles, I think FatMans has them.

I have an acquaintance with a Mopar 440 and AT in a 56 2 dr. Has to be some room in there somewhere.

Hey is the LTD suppose to me 2 door or 4 door version??

Sorry I didn't asked sooner.
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The LTD II ("B" Chassis) was a TOTALLY different animal than the "full-sized" ("A" chassis) LTD.

The LTD II was only made 77 to 79.
The Ranchero chassis was the same in those years as well, I do believe.




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