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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwb74mabr4...25542.jpg?dl=0


    Try the link above for a pic of the suspension....I'm apparently not bright enough to upload a picture here. Nevermind the fact that I build communications networks nationally...

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    Here you go... It's like a puzzle here...
    Right click on the picture, and pick view image, and you can see it full size then...

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    I hope you have researched those ball joints-in the oem mustang the upper ball joint carried the weight in compression of upper arm-this set up has weight HANGING (pull) on lower joint-------plus going to be some serious forces during braking

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    The research has been pretty exhaustive. This setup is from Street or Track and has been race proven. Baer brakes were chosen as well. Besides, ANYTHING short of pine 2x4's would be an improvement over the factory Ford design...

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    Well, actually, the Ford OEM design was quite advanced at the time-----and I truly hope that you don't have any problems with it---------
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    I can't rap my head around these so called new suspensions they come up with on a lot of vehicles.
    When I look at the older setup on the Mustangs, it is just all there. In my 68, I could pull daylight under the front wheels, and the suspension was excellent. The tubing style, and the way the setup is, just makes me shake my head... Not trying to knock it, but, For the price they charge, I'm afraid I would be buying used, and rebuilding it. Just look at all the features the older style has to it. JMO.

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    Glad your back posting here Jeff. This is an interesting build filled with good info to help others.
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    The difference is night and day. The old stuff is awful comparatively. I've driven both and can assure all that this design is FAR better. More control of the tire contact patch as well as beefier spindles and better braking. If the design from 67/68 was all that spectacular, they'd use it to this day...

    More hubris: I'm ditching the leaf springs out back as well....for a 4 link Martz design...and a Tremec 5 speed in place of the slushbox or 4 speed.

    The goal is not to build a "fresh for 1967" Mustang. The goal is to have a fully modern vehicle with a fuel injected (FITech) FE powerplant. The engine will be a solid roller (Competition Cams) build with Edelbrock heads and intake. Accessory drive will happen via serpentine belt from Billet Specialties, pistons are Diamond units supplied by Barry at Survival Motorsports, rods come from SCAT, the crank is stock. Ignition from MSD and let us not forget air conditioning! Important here in the sunny South ;-)
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    So you are planning on lowering it also then ?

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    I definitely plan on lowering it a bit as this setup allows for easy ride height adjustments. 18x10 wheels for the back and 17x9 for the front is what I'm leaning towards. With the power levels expected from the engine, stock rubber just isn't gonna be able to keep up. I'm not looking to get in the weeds mind you, just enough to set the stance and lower CoG a bit.
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    I searched that outfit and seems like they are pretty well into what they do---good luck with your alignment people----
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