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Old 04-25-2005, 08:29 PM
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who makes this mustang II coil over suspension?

I purchased a car with a mustang II coil over frontend. The control arms and top of shocks and misc. have been chromed and were in a box. The individual I bought the car from wasn't the original builder and had no clue what make the front end was. The project had been started in 1993. I need to purchase a complete bushing kit and screw in ball joints, but I have been unable to find a pic of my front end parts. I'll attempt to put a pic of the parts, but It'll probably not work. Please go to my e mail address at jaxhome@hvc.rr.com and drop me a line if you think you could identify the front end if I sent you a pic.
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:27 PM
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Photo posted fine but I don't recognize it.
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I do not recognize it either, but it appears to be a bit dated. The use of a strut rod on Mustang II suspensios has given way to coil over shocks.

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Looks like a heidts, but they label everything. Hmmm? Fatmans? It doesn't look like a Chassis Engineering piece.
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:15 PM
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Lower control arm

It's the lower control arm that confuses me. Plus what else do I need for the shock? I've put in a pic of the coil spring this time. It's 3 1/2 inches across. Does this help? This set up is on a custom built 34 ford frame built in 1993, at least that's the date on the receipt for the chroming job.
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:30 PM
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I'll take a pic of this to a friend, he's been building street rod chassis for 40 years. Probably be thurs before I can get there. Dan
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93 is about right, I have a friend who has a 34 that was built in 92 and it has the same strut rod suspension as yours. My frame is 2004 and it has Heidts coil overs with tubular A arms.

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Old 04-26-2005, 09:38 PM
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ask your friend

Could you ask your friend with the 34 what brand is his frontend?
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Could you ask your friend with the 34 what brand is his frontend?

Will do, but I doubt he knows what it is, since he is the third owner of this car.

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Old 04-30-2005, 05:13 PM
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Hey Jax, i asked a couple of buddies about your parts, one's been building chassis for about 40 years, the other owns Speed Frame in Farmersville, they both seem to think it's a Fatmans. A couple of things they told me to pass on, if the upper ball joints are threaded, they are Chrysler, if not most likely GM. Both seemed to think it was beefy enough for a 34, max weight on the front should be about 1700 lbs, 200 less than a Mustang 2. For the bushings, a Energy bushing (brand name) should be readily available, if not they will cut to fit. They also said something about YMHW type, screw in and and a black type of bushing but I didn't write it down clearly and I'm old and forgetful. Good luck, I hope this helps some. Dan
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:34 AM
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Not a Fat Man

Just spoke with fatman. They claim they never made a single tube for the lower control arm. Check out my original pic. I'm really stuck.
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it appears like it uses a mopar screw-in BJ in the upper and lower (think car or 1/2t pu), that's the easy part.

i have no idea what the bushings are gonna be but try getting a hold of heidt's with some measurements and see if they can help with the bushings.

that set-up looks familiar but i'll be damned if i can remember.
how about Progessive maybe?
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It looks to me that any of the four bar urethane bushings will work. If you measure the I.D. of the tubes that can be confirmed. And I sure that the screw in ball joints are the same units that are available from Speedway motors. I don't know who made the parts originally.
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Update; Just found two Rod & Custom magazines w/ front end mfgr articles. Dec 1990 issue lists 23 manufacturers; August 1993 lists 9. None of the ones featured in the photos from these manufacturers is remotely like the one in your photo.

I'm beginning to think yours is a home made setup.
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Might want to look at the kit car market, they also use the Mustang II suspension. I recall seeing an ad that looked sort of like that. I think the company did AC Cobra style cars.

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