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i have a 1970 pinto frontend 4 lug,i want to change to 5 lug ford 4 1/2, the mustang ll conversion kits want work on 1970,71,72 only on 1974-80,,what do i need to do?

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i have a 1970 pinto frontend 4 lug,i want to change to 5 lug ford 4 1/2, the mustang ll conversion kits want work on 1970,71,72 only on 1974-80,,what do i need to do?
Is this front end on an actual PINTO or rod?
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If it is Pinto, of those years, the spindle and brake caliper mount are different. The rotor will fit the spindle, but is 1/8" too thick. In my past I have turned the 5 hole rotors by .125 and installed them. Not saying that is the way to do it, but the car that they are on, is still running 15 years and 40,000 miles later. The car also only weighs 2700#.

The hat on the stock rotors is too small in diameter to redrill, I have also seen adapters made, but that adds a bunch to the width of the front end.

I think that if you got the control arms, spindles, calipers, and replaced them the Mustang II stuff will fit the crossmember. The Pinto steering mounts differently than the MII stuff also, and the tie rod ends are different, so you would have to pick up the later steering, and fab some mounts for it.

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pinto frontend

this frontend is on a 1931 ford coupe ,i thought that cutting them down might work , but i wasn,t sure i would have good brakes...did you have to take any off the brake pads? i do have a pair of mll 5 lug rotors, they fit perfect but calipiers want fit. i,m going to put a 1970 351c ford motor in it. if i don.t get discusted and sell it first....thanks
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I did not have to take any off the pads, the rotors measured out at .125 thinner. You will have to have a friend in the brake lathe business to do this, since most shops will say that it is past the rotor limit that is stamped on them.

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What about Granada rotors? I think that is what I have on mine and went from the 9" Pinto and MII rotors to 11" rotors and 5 lug bolt pattern. A manufactured mount for the caliper and you get better stopping power and the 5 bolt wheels. A win,win deal
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