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Old 04-24-2010, 09:25 AM
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Old MII Clip

Hello all, I am new to your site and of course I am here because I have run into
problem. I bought a MII clip to put under 37 Studebaker and it has 4 lug Disc (very little rotor). I want to go to a 5 lug with bigger rotor and stay on budget. Any ideas? Not sure of the clip year, was told 73 Maverick but after doing some research don't believe so.

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First you need to find out what "clip" you really have. Even if it is a stock Pinto-Must II. A novice would probably not get it right.

Back in the seventies, before Must II kits. I used to do the modified Pinto-Must II factory fronts. Cut and fit to old Ford frames and even a 1936 Hudson.

First problem is. Ford built the donor cars with thin sheetmetal front frame sections. To beef up an area they just spot welded more layers of sheet metal over the weak area. Then along comes Hotrodder and neatly trims most of this laminated rust/frame away. Leaving flimsy floppy front crossmember.

Next is mounting crossmember.. There is a factor called "anti-dive" calculated into factory piece when originally assembled. Also mounting the upper A frames in proper relationship to the main crossmember..Fabricating bolt/adjustment, mounts.

I rejoiced when the Must II kits came out. SAFER, heavier material and all the geometry worked out..

If you gotta go cheap.. Get the budget aftrmkt crossmember, the one with raw welds. Finish the welds yourself and use the stock Must II A arms and other items on the purchased crossmember.. You will be money WAAAAYYY ahead.. BEEN THERE!!!

EDIT= For larger rotors Use 78+ Malibu for 4 3/4 bolt pattern. Ford Granada or chrysler Volare rotors for 4 1/2" bolt pattern. You will have to swap around bearings but the right combination does come up.. Fabricate caliper mount or Speedway has different ready mades.

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MII fronts

I gotta agree with BOBCRMAN. Using one of the many kits (having new AND stronger materials) available puts you way ahead of trying to reuse a salvaged clip. Even for an experienced chassis guy (and, no offense, but your question makes it sound like you probably aren't one..neither am I), that makes for an iffy and troublesome project.
This is not something you want to cut too many corners on!
Good luck.
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welder series

Welder series in Canada make a lot of weld it your self rod parts, they have several width of suspension kits. they have 65 U tube how to's including building and installing a M II front end.
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ford ranger rotors

A few years ago you could buy 5 bolt ranger rotors that had been trimmed to fit a M II, but if you are changing to 5 bolt wheels spent the extra $ 100 for the caliper brackets to use the bigger brakes
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