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Old 11-11-2007, 12:24 AM
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IFS failure = tragic results

This IFS failed ...

And look at the results
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:27 AM
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While driving ... the IFS failed and this is the tragic results ... last photo is a BEFORE photo ...
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:30 AM
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One more ...

Fortunately no one was seriously injured.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:33 AM
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To keep this techanical ... this was a No strut rod IFS front end. The type Centerline and I warn folks about. The owner of this 32 Tudor ... bought it ... he did not build it ...

It was a straight section of road with good pavement ... and it failed.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:14 AM
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I had heard of bolts breaking, but it looks like this time the crossmember itself ripped apart.

Was that a Heidts Superride setup?

Or a TCI setup?



Both are big names in the MII kits.

The way the lower A arms mount below the crossmember on that triangular mount instead of through the crossmember looks like it is. There is an awful lot of stress on that little 4" width of metal, with no gussets to put some of the stress back into the crossmember..


It's a good thing no one was hurt.


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Old 11-11-2007, 01:29 AM
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damn, thats brutal. sounds like a lawsuit in the making. did you know this person? I m glad that no one was hurt.
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That is very sad.Hope every one is going to be ok.The result of the failure would interesting,will you be able to find out more Deuce?
Wonder if IFS was home made or bought from a source.
BTW: I am a fan of strut rods,those pics of suspensions are ok IMO for show cars only,not 3000lb or so daily drivers.

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Old 11-11-2007, 07:23 AM
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Man, that is too bad! Looks like that guy went for quite a ride.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:34 AM
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Wow---Gotta show this to my better half when she gets up.
The 97 T-Bird lost a balljoint/lower control arm yesterday.
She was doing about 70 on a busy 4-lane freeway.
Damn lucky to not have had an ambulance ride.

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Now I'm really worried. I bought a 36 Ford with real MII IFS.

Now that I've had time to really look over some of the work done on this car, these pictures have me worried.

Would someone tell us WHAT to look for or WHO we could trust to look the IFS over ?

I know that there are threads about this subject on HR.com so I guess I'd better start reading again.

THANKS, DEUCE !! These pictures just may save someones life.

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Not wanting to mention names, but didn't one of the "big" guys in this field has QC problems with their crossmembers a few years ago????
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:31 AM
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I know I'm an air-head in the mornings, but------------

Whats QC ?
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The fog just cleared.

Quality Control, right ?

Sorry to waste your time.
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wow thats a scary ride , glad no one was hurt.
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I know I'm an air-head in the mornings, but------------

Whats QC ?
Quality control, I believe it was Fatmans IFS that was having the problems. Those photos are a bit distrubing, would like to find out more Randy.

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