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Old 02-13-2008, 04:11 PM
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Questions for the MII IFS gurus

Looking at the various Mustang II IFS offerings in different publications I see that in some cases, vendors sell only the crossmember. While I understand the reason for different crossmembers for say a 56F100 vs 53Chevy, I take it that the upper and lower control arms are standard or common between the two? In other words you could use a "F" type crossmember and "H" type control arms? Why would you want to do that?

I take it that spring and shock (assuming no airbag) are determined by engine/transmission selection?

And finally, what type of spindles are used? Are they a "common" type or something special.

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must 2 ifs

some companies make a 2 inch drop spindle toreplaces the stock one ...tubular lower arms can be stock replacement fit with a strut rod or a true A arm which required added bracket to the lower crosmember... you have a lot of choices for disc brakes I woulod always go for bigger brakes at least 11" rotors and the gM style calipers the granada calipers tend to stick and wear out one side of the rotor and pad The factory had about 11 different springs that fit the last time I looked. I don't know what is oem today but a lot of aftermarket stuff is available or coil overs or air bags... It's just more money.
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weld your own

There is a company in canads that makes a Must II kit that you can custom fit for cars not on the popular conversion list. the parts come flat and you bend and weld and trim to fit your frame. I have 48 nash and will probabaly do that if i don't sell the car first.
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If a person had on hand MII spindles and locating arms he would only need the crossmember..MII parts maintain for the most part the geometry of the original MII so it is not an issue..

Spring and shock selection is made based on the weight of the completed car and the proposed use of the car..Competition will require a different spring and shock valving as compared to the fellow who wants a comfy ride for Sunday cruises..

The spindles used can be either stock ones or aftermarket depending on the desire of the owner..

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Bill,

Some folks like to "customize" their front suspension to suit their specific needs. Unless you have a specific performance requirement, it's best to order a complete hub-to-hub kit from one manufacturer, including a sway bar. Typical MII kits will lower the front end by about 4 inches. If you want to slam it into the weeds, order a 2" drop spindle kit.

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even if you decide on a different manufacturer of your aftermarket bench, get the information about the weights and theory about the mustII from heidt's from their catalog or online,there's alot of good info there to help you understand how the bench should be designed, and weight distribution on a streetrod versus the stock application!
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Thanks Guys! I have a much clearer picture now.

Crossmember is going to be different based on application. Arms and spindles are essentially the same, although I see some arms listed as narrower. Springs, shocks, steering rack, brakes, hubs, and sway bar are going to be dependent on use, weights, etc

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