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Old 02-02-2014, 05:13 PM
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I did a search here on the MII suspension for my 47 Chevy Coupe. I have read that the MII is good for cars less than 3000lbs my car weighs in 3800 dry with the original 216 6 cylinder. A 350 SBC will reduce the weight only about 60+ lbs.

After reading all the problems with the MII suspension I really want to stay away from it. I do want a modern suspension. I have read and was told to put it on a early to mid 80's El Camnio frame, I also have been looking at a S10 frame. I was also wondering if a 90's Ford Crown Victoria suspension could be added?

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Keep in mind just about all the aftermarket MII suspension stuff is not really Mustang II at all, just (loosely) based on the original design. Most have been re-engineered and used heavier components, even aftermarket spindles are now pretty much "stock".

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If it was a stock MII suspension... I would agree not to use it on that car... BUT !!! The new after market kit's are much better for that car.. The thing you want to stick to when buying one is,,, Make sure you buy one with a true bottom a-arm.. Not a straight arm like stock... I used a mustang II kit from Art Morrison on my 41 willys.. And I would say hands down it's way over built for your car.. And very easy to install..

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Thanks for all the help. But this is turning into another pipe dream.
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Make sure you buy one with a true bottom a-arm.. Not a straight arm like stock...
There was absolutely nothing wrong with the stock bottom arm, mounted in rubber biscuits, arrangement. The problem lay in the fact that most rodders hadn't the wherewithall to replicate the geometry onto their ride. They wanted to mount the rear of the bar closer to the spindle and that did not work. It put the bushing into a bind and things went to hell in a handbasket. All of the stock components I have seen installed on front suspension swaps, that were installed exactly the way Ford designed them to be installed, worked fine. An aftermarket MII crossmember and stock geometry components would be my choice on this Chevy coupe, unless the OP has considerable experience in this area. If that's the case, I would go for the Jaguar XJ6 arrangement front and rear.
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Front end

On a stock MII the engine was placed right over the crossmember. A lot of weight with a V8. In most rods the engine is set back from the cross member taking some of the wieght off. I've put stock MII fronts under 3 cars and have to go to lighter springs and still cut them down. The last was my 41 Buick. It has cut 300 pound springs and rides like a dream. I would not worry.
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