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Old 11-07-2005, 03:24 PM
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I'm looking for a mustang 2 conversion for a 54 chevy p.u. truck. And if there is a 6 lug option . I mean a complete kit w/pwr rack. And maybe some pros & cons towards bolt in or welded. Thank you.

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As a Moderator here, I would like to WELCOME YOU HERE...

Mustang II conversions are one of the most asked about and discussed items in the Suspension-Brakes-Steering area.

Most all of the better known Mustang II manufacturers make a kit for your application.

TCI
Fatman
Heidts
and others.....

as the Moderator.......I try not to recommend brands......but I suggest you looking at the thread at the top of this forum..........about Mustang II failures.....NOT to discourage you... but to illustrate how strongly many members feel about this conversion and some of their opinions....


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I just gotta ask, is a sub compact front end really suitable for a pick up with 6 lug(large) wheels?
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This is a bone-stock truck with a 230 6 cyl. 6 lug whls. are the original 1/2 ton pattern for '54. My question was about kits, not application. In the early 80's we built a '49 Ford 1/2 ton, and used a Pinto front-end very successfully. It ran at Moroso Speedway with a 351 Cleve. in the low teens. It was also our favorite for road-trips.Obviously,IanRiordan, you're entitled to your opinion. But, I've just gotta ask.....Are you REALLY a rodder ? SHOP OWNER Thank you, Deuce, for the info.
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High plain-- welcome here. My first thought was that you where building a super heavy duty truck, why else would you use 6 bolt wheels? In that case a must 11 may not have been you're best bet. No reason to get uptight because some one asked you a question. People here are trying to help, you'll get way better answers if you don't jump down someones throat for asking a question.
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Yes I am a rodder, and have quite a bit of experience with suspension swaps. Clearly our roads are a LOT worse than yours. Look at some Australian rod shop sites - Deuce Custom,Waddingtons, Lilow etc and compare. Sorry if our suspesions are too HD for you.
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I almost forgot, a good friend and previous employer - Tim at ROCKET SPORT TRUCKS in Braeside Vic Aust. was bringing in dropped twin I beams from the US. We had so many failures he has since had a local engineering firm build a far stronger component with zero failures.
With a race car or boat behind an F350 can go 7 ton easily. Keep them in their lane. - (these were not a west coast sourced part).
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