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Old 02-13-2005, 06:55 PM
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IFS Mustang II Hub to Hub Kit

I've read the posts about this kit and got even more confused. I was leaning toward the Fatman IFS Stage 2 kit for my 1941 Dodge pickup. My chose was to do the front end with this kit or do the disk brake kit with the dropped spindle using the original suspension. I read an article that said Mopar was ahead in design with their suspensions and the old suspensions were safe to use. I'm new to all this and I need help deciding. Has anybody used either of these kits on a pickup? How did it turn out? Which way should I go?????????????????
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There has to be about 6 guys here, including myself. who have used Mustang II IFS systems on street rod pickups and I don't know a single one who would do it differently. Might be one or two but I haven't heard anyone who actually has one complain too much about it.

I tend to favor Heidts kits and mine supports a 750 lb. Hemi in a '53 chevy pickup just fine.

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Give Fatmans' a call, they have the spindles and the kits. There is nothing wrong with the old MOPAR steering and suspension if you only plan on casual driving, if you plan some heavy mountain or high speed highway driving you would be miles ahead to upgrade to the more modern MII kit.
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I vote for Heidt's. My 34 has the Heidt's Super Ride suspension on it. The geometry is based on the mustang II, but that is where it ends. It uses tubular A arms with coil over shocks. There is another rod in our club with the same IFS and the owner raves about it. I can't wait to get mine on the road.

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Art Morrison has these as well and they are a fine looking unit..Only thing mustang is the spindles..

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Don't know for sure about the 41 Dodge PU, but I think it was parallel leaf springs and straight axle (know 48 was). Sure, MOPAR introduced independent front suspension in the early 30s and that basic design was used until torsion bars were introduced, but that was in autos only. I am a Fatmans Fan because there seems to be more beef. I have also been at their production site and I have seen the mock-ups and testing in work as well as the production. Yes, I had a bolt failure on an early Stage III unit, but Fatman stood behind it by replacing the buggered parts and upgraded bolts at no charge. I caution you to ensure the kit is designed specifically for your truck or you may find your self doing a lot of fabricating to make it work.

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