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sha_ba_do_bang
09-01-2005, 02:01 PM
I am currently doing a scratch build of a 32 3 window ford,I am also going to build the steel body which will be a whole nother set of posts
the frame rails are nearing completion and I have to start thinking about suspension, the back tires are tubbed and the rear end shortened with a 4link and coil overs, the front i would like to do similar to mustang 2 ifs with a arms and coilovers inside of them , i am going to build all the components except the coil overs, does anyone have any ballpark measurement or could get them or has them?

Thanks for the help

Brendan

anders nørgaard
09-01-2005, 03:51 PM
Hi Brendan,

Welcome to MetalMeet!
Did a Google search on your question.
Found an installation guide from Zig's Streetrods. Lots of drawings and datahttp://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif

http://www.zigsstreetrods.com/zigs.html

gator 1
09-01-2005, 05:41 PM
Theres a lot of geometry that goes into one of these front ends. My sugestion is to make a vist to Charlotte North Carolina to visit Fatman Fabrications and talk to brent(AKA FATMAN). If nothing else you can see one up close and get there catalog. It has a section in the back that describes instlation into a 40 ford. These kits are not super expensive if you get one thats ready to weld in. Fatmans kits are easy installs and the upper and lower arms are made of stainless. Not trying to talk you out of anything just hate to see you not enjoying your car when done because of wrong caster or bad bumpsteer. It can make a nice car hateful.Good luck .Gator

Boogiemanz1
09-01-2005, 10:27 PM
If you go the Heidts Suspension site and follow the links, they have a great info site with a bunch of drawings and theory.....explains the fundamentals very well.......john

http://www.heidts.com/heisinfo.htm

carpro1946
09-05-2005, 03:17 PM
I don't know how much experience you have with front suspension but all of the geometry must be exactly as Ford designed it. No matter what anybody tells you you must have the relationship between the upper, lower ball joint and the outer tie rod end as it is designed. You can shorten the rack or lenghten it while maintaining the geometry, but not the tie rod ends or the a-arms.

I have built MII suspensions before but I now use Fatman's stuff most of the time. This is because the time it took to design and fabricate the MII from scratch is prohibitive.

There is nothing worse than a car that is scarey to drive. I have fixed a lot of them. I have also seen a lot of dream cars sold because they are not fun to drive. Good luck.