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Old 06-06-2011, 05:23 PM
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I understand the mustang II is really common in classic cars and trucks but has anyone built one from a stock mid 80's mustang and either modified or built the crossmember into a classic truck in particular a 49 ford?

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1979-up Mustang is not Mustang II(1974-78), it is Fox platform. which is Macpherson strut and requires a tall shock tower in the engine compartment to fit it. They are not even close to the same.

I know someone who put the Fox suspension under both a 1965 Mustang and 1964 Fairlane, but both were drag cars with tubbed rears and lots of engine set-back to clear it all(460 BBF in both). It was a ton more work than a Mustang II. I didn't particularly care for it, made for a rather ugly engine bay with those big shock towers.

Mustang II is so popular because it is simple and takes up the least amount of space.
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thanks that is a tremendous help.
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Yes, there are fellows who have fabricated up their own crossmember, but you may find it is overall cheaper and easier to purchase a crossmember manufactured by one of the suppliers of these pieces and then attach your own boneyard parts to it, that is if you can find any boneyard MII parts. I like the kits that keep the strut rod rather than using a made-up fosdick bottom control arm without the strut rod. Also, using a spacer on the top of the spindle will allow the upper control arm to be installed tilted up at the ball joint end, thus providing some camber gain on turns.
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