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Old 01/12/2017, 11:04 AM   #1
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Project update and suspension question

After many years of starting and stopping my 68 CS project car - I finally gave up! I sold the building I kept it in and I had to give in and.... Take the car to a real restoration shop for completion!!!

My old threads on the project are OLD. But it was a rotisserie, sandblast, complete makeover project. I got it all the way to epoxy primer and running when I punted.

The car is not concourse. Its a C code, Alcapulco blue. Besides a complete rebuild, the following mods have been done: Interior color change, Mustangs to fear headliner, Real center console, dynamat, electronic ignition, alum radiator, elect fan, Painless Wiring, 9" 3:55 posi rear end, Borgeson steering unit, Disc brake conversion, larger rear drums, shelby drop, new steering column and wheel... every nut and bolt has been replace with new or cleaned and painted.

I am now re-thinking the front and rear suspensions... I rebuilt with original replacement parts. I feel like this will be the weak link in enjoying the NEW ride.

Since this is already a "bolt on modified" car... I figure why not. It's been a while since I researched suspensions... What is a good set up? Any other advice?

I already have WAY more $$$$ into the car than I'll ever get out of it. I'm already into it for about 40k and it's not painted yet!! Paints happening within 2 weeks.

I'll post updated pics soon!
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Old 01/12/2017, 05:18 PM   #2
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I am now re-thinking the front and rear suspensions... I rebuilt with original replacement parts. I feel like this will be the weak link in enjoying the NEW ride.
Not sure if you're asking for suggestions...
...but what I did that really helped in handling and the general feel of the car was:

(1) Arning drop (1" drop)
(2) Export brace
(3) Increased caster per Dazecars spec (if you have power steering)
(4) Bigger front sway bar
(5) Subframe connectors
(6) Metal divider behind back seat (inexpensive and stiffens up the whole car)
(7) Roller perches (Opentracker)
(8) Progressive front coil springs (although I don't think these made much difference)

http://dazecars.com/dazed/suspension101.html

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Old 01/12/2017, 09:59 PM   #3
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Good info - I'm looking for guidance!!
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Old 01/13/2017, 10:45 AM   #4
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Bass dude,
I saw this car and it is a great project. I just put the Borgeson P/S conversion on my car and love it. P-51 is right on for the best bolt ons without going wildly expensive. I like the Maier Racing subrame connectors for their 4 point contact that is far better than two points.

http://www.mustangsplus.com/1965-197...ike-Maier.html

This will really stiffen it up further:

http://www.mustangsplus.com/1965-197...onnectors.html

This has great possibilities for a car with no interior in it. It welds to the floor pans all the way from front to back. This was the mod that many early super stock Mustangs had that were hand fabricated.

http://www.mustangsplus.com/1965-196...onnectors.html

http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/atta...ed-20subs2.jpg

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Old 01/17/2017, 06:54 PM   #5
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Rob - I'm already soooo deep in this car I think I might as well go deeper. The place doing my finish bodywork and paint is doing a phenomenal job,(too good) but they are expensive! I'm already 20k into them...and it's not painted yet!!!

It's supposed to be painted next week.
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