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Old 02-11-2014, 01:53 PM
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I am thinking of buying a 32 or 34 ford fiberglass body. I am looking for suggestions for a IFS. I want something cheap(not a Must II) that would look good under fenderless high boy.

I hoping there is someone who might of installed a IFS from a foreign
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Lets hear your suggestions........Don

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I really don't think there is anything out there that will look good.. To pull this off on a fenderless high boy,, You have to go with the fancy step up from the mustang II to make it look right..Seen way to many that was just WRONG..

Cheap and look right on a fenderless high boy,Them two don't blend well together..,
Not sure your going to find anything..Good luck,, And post pictures as you go...

I'm planning a 32 build by the end of the year for myself..
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I am thinking of buying a 32 or 34 ford fiberglass body. I am looking for suggestions for a IFS. I want something cheap(not a Must II) that would look good under fenderless high boy.

I hoping there is someone who might of installed a IFS from a foreign
vehicle.

Lets hear your suggestions........Don
Fenderless and IFS.... not Mustang... maybe foreign....

Give a call to all of the major frame makers and Factory Five. You'll find quite a few options out there. I'm afraid the MII geometry/availability is the roll-off-the-way easy way to go though. Parts are at NAPA, coil/shock, air and coil-overs fit, it works fine unless you're going off-road racing, it can look good if dolled up a bit.....

Just for something different I'm bucking the trend and using Ford stamped parts instead of tubular upper/lowers, but I've got fenders.

If you find something cool, let us have a look too.
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http://www.barryslc.com.au/gallery.a...action=display

they are from down under, use JAG parts but different geometry












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Cheap and the current early Ford build (or any other brand) just aren't words that go together. Then add an IFS from some other odd ball brand vehicle will look like .... crappy on a fenderless car. Kugel Komponents have a few that look pretty nice - Kugel Komponents, Independent Front Suspension - but most IFS on a fenderless car for the most part just looks wrong. The current Street Rodder magazine has one of Kugel's cars featured
If this is the look you want though, go for it - it will be your car and the above - it's just my opinion. (mine is TCI, but on a full fendered car):



Then, without knowing your background, maybe you could design and build your own IFS

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I like the look of the 2009 AMBR winning willett roadster
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I have a couple JAG F 40 front suspension all apart and one crosmember I planned on using the stock crosmember to build a fixture then build my own tubing crossmember similar to the K&k and use the jag components but coilovers or shockwave, but Health issues and other things have slowed down my projects. Maybe some day I'll get to them again.
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Tim...sorry to hear you are having health problems.

Anyone else have a suggestion?


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Click on this link: https://www.google.com/search?q=hot+...2F%3B694%3B413 and see if you can find something you like.
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I am thinking of buying a 32 or 34 ford fiberglass body. I am looking for suggestions for a IFS. I want something cheap(not a Must II) that would look good under fenderless high boy.

I hoping there is someone who might of installed a IFS from a foreign
vehicle.

Lets hear your suggestions........Don
If I ever get the chance to build another ANYTHING, it will have a Jaguar XJ6 front and rear suspension system.
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I will start looking at xj6 installations......I trust your suggestion as always.

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I restored my 64 Jag E Type back in the 70's. This front end would get a little attention (torque rods up front, 4 coilovers in the rear), but buying the parts would bust the budget these days. I just sold my spare set of SU carbs for $1,650.00 unrestored.

The E's rear end is a snap to install, drops in and out as a unit.

This is not a pic of my car. Google is our friend.
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I restored my 64 Jag E Type back in the 70's. This front end would get a little attention (torque rods up front, 4 coilovers in the rear), but buying the parts would bust the budget these days. I just sold my spare set of SU carbs for $1,650.00 unrestored.

The E's rear end is a snap to install, drops in and out as a unit.

This is not a pic of my car. Google is our friend.
Now, after looking at this.... do you really think you can graft something that looks like this onto a hot rod's chassis and go down the road in a straight line?

I wouldn't even make the attempt, but if you go for it let us know.
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Jag irs-32 ford

Snowwhite sells a crosmember that mounts the pumpkin in rubber
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K & K is the only custom fronts I have seen
snow white built this car years ago, custom IFS
http://www.snowwhiteltd.com/gallerie...black_fog.html
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custom chassis

When I lived in Calif there was a retired machinist that lived in San Martin Calif that built custon Model A ford chassis using jaguar components, He used the XKE front torsion bars. It has been about a dozen years since I was last at his shop behind his house. I don't know if he is still at it. He also drove a full custon early stude, bright yellow.
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