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10-20-2008 09:29 AM
timothale
The M II conversion

What's there looks good I would still add heavy filler panels for the shock towers, longer sub frame to extend under the front seats,, and a ladder , one rail under the rockers and another reinforcement to the rear box area. lincoln versailles used an additional frame stiffner down the center of the Left and right floor pan, Mustangs with the hi po" K ' engine used heavier gage rockers and the convertibles used an additional flat sheetmetal piece to box the rockers ..I would probably make it look like an old nascar engine cage, curved tubing from the cowl to firewall seam under the fenders to the front sub rails. and a tube under the arear where you bolt on the fenders and beef up the radiator support with cross tubing braces. ...I remember an early protype car that they put on big sticky tires and ran the road race track ...the Radiator support flexed and bent. things moved. ...They original objective was not how strong can the chassis be.. but a 'boulevard ride'
10-19-2008 05:22 PM
Don Meyer www.meyerbrosrods.com ........Don
10-19-2008 11:30 AM
staleg
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale
to install M II in the Mustang right . you need to add a front sub-frame ... not worth the effort inless you plan to install a hemi or wide cammer engine... most of the suspension loading was in the shock tower area ...the bottom rails of the stock mustang are not strong enough and in an older car could have rusting inside areas that you can't see,,,,Retired Ford Engineer...
Fat Man Fabrications, that are well known for putting a M II under very many different cars, says exactly the same, so they offer some kind of updated strut rod stuff for the classic Mustangs instead.

And one more thing: The 69-70 Mustang are well known as rather nose heavy car, isn't they?
Not what the usual after marked M II kits are made for, I guess...
10-18-2008 08:52 AM
S10xGN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caddy227
I have a 1970 Mach 1 I am putting a MII suspension kit in. After reading through some of the posts here I have some reservations about who's kit to use. I liked Rod & Customs kit and was wondering if anyone has any information on them. Good or Bad. Thanks
R&C makes a great product and they give awesome tech support. Check my '72 Maverick install:

Russ
10-17-2008 10:21 AM
timothale
Must II to old mustang

to install M II in the Mustang right . you need to add a front sub-frame ... not worth the effort inless you plan to install a hemi or wide cammer engine... most of the suspension loading was in the shock tower area ...the bottom rails of the stock mustang are not strong enough and in an older car could have rusting inside areas that you can't see,,,,Retired Ford Engineer...
10-17-2008 09:25 AM
Deuce I can some what understand someone wanting to install a IFS Pinto/Mustang II front end under a older 30's/40's/50's vehicle with out dated suspension but a 1969 Mustang already has a decent IFS under it. The ONLY reason I could see for the Mustang II stuff in a 1969 Mustang would be to eliminate the shock towers.

I believe that the original suspension on a 69 Mustang is stronger than what you are thinking about trying to install.
10-17-2008 03:33 AM
tomslik i'm using a heidts for a nova in my 69 rambler.
checked it to tci's crossmember for a nova and it was too narrow (would have made headers more of a problem than they are now)
i have a heidts in my 48 chevy coupe that i've beat on for years.
i've installed a couple of street rod engineering kits, well, i just leave it at that...
done a few other brands, too but i doubt they'd apply to your 'stang.
not familiar with your suggestion, got a link to 'em?
10-17-2008 12:45 AM
Caddy227
Rod&Customs Mustang II IFS question

I have a 1970 Mach 1 I am putting a MII suspension kit in. After reading through some of the posts here I have some reservations about who's kit to use. I liked Rod & Customs kit and was wondering if anyone has any information on them. Good or Bad. Thanks

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