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MustangII whats the best to narrow it

I am trying to find the best way to narrow a mustang II frt suspension from the stock 56.5in. track width to 48inches. I know i"ll have to cut down the crossmember but you still need to do something to shorten the rack. Any ideas ?

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no need to shorten the rack. just cut and rethread it.
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I built the frame in my 32,I used a pinto front end,Which is the same as the mustang II .I cut it,and narrowed it 4'' in the middle.I then reversed the spindles where I could put the rack on the back side of the cross member.I used a Geo metro rack.Everything worked out great.Never did a front end alignment.At 65 you could turn the wheel lose.It drove very nice.

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Unisteer has custom rack and pinion where you can specify what you need, you might want to check them out. You need to make sure the pivot points on the rack matchup with your suspension pivot points or you will have problems with bumpsteer.
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You need to make sure the pivot points on the rack matchup with your suspension pivot points or you will have problems with bumpsteer.
That is correct. imagine a line from top pivot point on the a-arm,To the bottom a-arm pivot point.The pivot point on your rack should fall on that line also.


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