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What would I need to do to make the struts shorter on my mustang. I don't want them attached to the fender wells and I want them to sit lower. Is there something I can weld to the subframe to support them. I would like to be able to use the front subframe, use subframe connectors and rear frame rails and remove the body, but the strut attachments hinder that idea. Does anyone know anything cheaper than replacing the front suspension with a double A-arm?
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Old 01-01-2003, 10:38 PM
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[quote]I would like to be able to use the front subframe, use subframe connectors and rear frame rails and remove the body<hr></blockquote>

Obviously, you have a FOX Mustang. The only way you would be able to remove the body (as it is uni-body construction) is to construct a tube frame for the car. I don't see the feasability of this unless you are making a racer out of it.

If you will notice, the engine/suspension carriage rides on the front rails and is removable. The front rails and aprons are part of the uni-body assembly. Same with the rear rails, they are part of the truck pan assembly.

If you only want to clean and detail the lower pans of the car, you either put it on a rotiserie or put her on stands and do it the dirty way.

There are two ways to change the front suspension on the FOX, one a MUST II conversion or there are kits to make it double control arm, similiar to a SN 95 Bird.

I hope this makes sense. Get back with any other questions.
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I don't guess I understand why you couldn't use subframe connectors and aftermarket rear frame rails from summitracing to make a full frame car aside from the struts. For example, <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6767&item=18758903 64" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6767&item=18758903 64</a>
This camaro front end looks like this could easily be done because it would not have the strut problem. My mustang is a Fox.
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I think what I am looking for is a weld on(or bolt) strut frame. Jegs has one for drag racing but it requires a full roll cage. I've seen them for off road trucks, does anyone know any info for mustangs?
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