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I purchased a 33 Ford on a Cornhusker chassis with a Heidt's front suspension. I'm trying to identify the particular type of suspension, i.e. a Mustang II, etc.. I know the front wheels are American Racing with a 14X6 bolt pattern. Attached are a couple of pics if the front suspension if anyone can help identify it.

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It's an aftermarket suspension based on the Pinto (aka Mustang II) geometry. Nothing on the car is directly interchangeable with a factory Pinto/MII suspension. The lower control arms are modified to not require the strut rod used in the OEM version.
 

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It's an aftermarket suspension based on the Pinto (aka Mustang II) geometry. Nothing on the car is directly interchangeable with a factory Pinto/MII suspension. The lower control arms are modified to not require the strut rod used in the OEM version.
Thanks Joe. I know it is manufactured by Heidts, so now I can continue my quest for parts with some confidence. I appreciate your reply!
 

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One thing that sticks out to me is that it is rear steer, while the MII is front steer. This means a MII rack will not work. It is possible that it is more Jag based than MII, but I have to agree with Joe, it is a hybrid design. At one time, many high end street rods were built with Jaguar suspension. Probably a clean sheet build based on available components, though. Custom spindles at the very least.

Edit: Here is a link to what I think you have:


Says it is not Mustang II based.
 

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One thing that sticks out to me is that it is rear steer, while the MII is front steer. This means a MII rack will not work. It is possible that it is more Jag based than MII, but I have to agree with Joe, it is a hybrid design. At one time, many high end street rods were built with Jaguar suspension. Probably a clean sheet build based on available components, though. Custom spindles at the very least.

Edit: Here is a link to what I think you have:


Says it is not Mustang II based.
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As a followup, I received a callback from Mike at Heidt's. What a great customer service experience!! This is a Heidt's Superide Independent Front Suspension, 4 1/2" Ford bolt pattern, with Wilwood brakes. Thanks to all that helped and answered my questions!!
 
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