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I am gathering info to install a Mustang II IFS into my 59 Chevy pickup. I spent Saturday at the Lonestar Goodguys show looking at trucks like mine. I saw numerous great looking trucks with this type of IFS. Something I noticed was that some of these the original crossmember was retained and some were removed. When I asked about it I did not get answers that agreed. I think leaving in the crossmember would be a benefit of strength. Do some brands require removal and some not?

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In some cases, the original engine crossmember supports the engine mounts and if they are to be retained, then you could leave in the original crossmember. The most popular brands of Mustang II front ends ie Heidts, (my personal favorite), Fatman, etc all have crossmembers that are designed to be used on their own, and I have yet to see a vehicle go out of alignment due to the crossmember from one of these companies bending. Retaining the original is not necessary. Removing it allows you more room for exhaust, steering linkage, etc..
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