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Old 01-02-2006, 05:15 PM
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Mustang II Suspension swap?

Anybody here done a MII swap? I had no intention of doing this when I bought my '67 Nova..... But when I got the car all tore down, I found I don't really have a choice, frame was fairly rotten.

When it came down to crunching numbers, adding up all the hours to repair the frame, all new suspension, and steering parts, and not to mention changing over to disc brakes. The MII swap is even less cash.

Anywho, anybody done it? Any tips? I hope to drive this car this summer. This subframe is a direct bolt on to where the old subframe was



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Old 01-02-2006, 06:35 PM
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Bonuts,

Are you looking at installing one from Heidts like these? http://heidts.com/heip26.htm#sub
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The clip I bought is made by a guy out of Spokane, made specifically for a 62-67 Nova, with the support the goes to the firewall, and will (eventually) hang the inner fenders and rad support.

I should have actually asked where have people bought parts from? All MII parts are a direct bolt on to the clip, and I'm going to need to buy everything from control arms to a rack. Who makes good parts?


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Old 01-03-2006, 05:11 PM
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I've bought from this guy, heavier construction than most, good product and he's not so big he doesn't have time to help if needed. Dan
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Do a search on this site. Tons of info on this swap already here.
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I just put a complete mustang IFS on my 54 panel.
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=19072
It'll be a while before it gets road tested but, the install was reasonably smooth. NOT a bolt on though. For that, your looking at a Fatman fabrications unit.
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Nice, I'm just looking for the parts and peices now. Mine is a bolt-on, remember my car is a unibody car, 8 bolts and the subframe is off (almost).


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Call the company you got the clip from and ask them about parts suggestions. If it's a true MII clone you could even go to a junkyard and pull suspension components... not that I've seen an MII in a junkyard lately, they're about as hard to find as Ramblers! But Pinto parts should fit too. Your clip may have been made with a specific crossmember in mind though.

Speedway Motors (www.speedwaymotors.com) carries good MII parts -- their own and one or two other manufacturers. You need to go ahead and order a catalog from them too. It's one heck of a good reference for pieces and parts.
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Yeah I thought about a parts Mustang and just take all the needed peices, but these Novas have tire clearance issues, so I'm going to go with narrower tubular control arms so I can fit some decent size rubber. Plus I just found a place that sells all the parts I need (control arms, rack, springs, brakes etc) for around $1200, so really i'm thinking I might as well go new.

I just went and got the clip yesterday.... Beauty this guy does nice work. Just have to finish the firewall, and I'll be able to bolt it on.


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