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Old 09-15-2007, 05:44 PM
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1954 mercury kustom build questions

Im buying a 54 merc monterrey 2 dr ht and want to know what late model frames will fit under it? I want to go with modern suspension.Thanks

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The best frame under a '54 Merc is one from a '54 Merc. Unless you've done a conversion like this, you have no idea of the problems you're going to come up against. If the stock frame is solid, rebuild the stock front end and add disc brakes. As for the rear, replace the old springs with a new set. Want more power than the 256motor? Swap in a 302/c6 and an 8" from a mid '70's Maverick. Now enjoy a great little cruiser. Body swaps are very hard to pull off successfully.

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Youngster has given you very good advice. Swapping frames on independent front suspension cars should only be used as a last resort if you can't use an original one.

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I left the frame original. All I changed was; I added the spindles and disc brakes from a 1975 Cougar and add the power steering assembly from a 1960 Thunderbird.
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