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Old 05-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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Hey guys. I got a 1970 Torino. While reading articles about suspension upgrades on a Mustang i noticed it looked the same as what I got. I was just wondering if they are the same platforms and what will interchange between them? Thanks in advance guys.
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IIRC '69-'76? Mustang is built on a Fairlaine platform, which is what a Torino is
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Yer slippin Matt.. A 73 is the last year for a intermediate size Mustang, in 74 they became grown up Pintos...or Mustang IIs.

I always thought that the Mustang was officially built on a Falcon Platform, and the Fairlane was a Falcon too.

Doesn't really matter, There are a bunch of parts that will interchange, but be careful, a Torino has a 2" wider track width and 9" longer wheelbase than a 70 Mustang. If you look at some of the companies that sell suspension upgrade stuff for both Mustangs and Torinos, for 1970 they list different part numbers for the equivilent parts, some of the parts they offer for Mustangs are not listed at all for Torinos.

I would look at it on an individual part by part basis.

I believe that most of the main front end parts are the same, like spindles, brakes, and a arms, but I'll bet that things like swaybars, springs and steering parts are needing verification as to whether or not they are the same.

Same goes for the rear end.

Floor and shocktower sheetmetal and bracing stuff, like subframe connectors and tower to tower braces, definately needs to be checked to see if Mustang stuff fits.


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thank you guys, should make finding stuff easier.
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