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Old 01-11-2010, 07:32 PM
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"78 F-100 Mustang II IFS

I have a "78 F100 2WD and when i was in high school i built it into kinda sorta a street rod. You know flashy paint, somewhat fresh motor ect. However being a kid cash was hard to come by. Well fast forward a few years and i've been in the navy for a few years and i'm finally getting some good cash. This weekend i'll have my garage wired and the welding machines ready and i want to hit the truck hard again. i was want to lower it but i don't like the twin I beam suspension and i was to do a mustand II front setup. Everything i have found so far is for older models such as pre-"78. Has anyone done this modification to our model? I have no problem with fabrication i just need to be pushed in the right direction.

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Old 01-13-2010, 07:34 AM
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welcome to fte
glad to hear your spending your hard earned cash where it really belongs haha
I think the mustang II suspension would be an excellant set up under one of these trucks,it would cure the only downfall I think they have "wonder steer"
the mustang II is a great all around suspension that is pretty easy to put onto any application.what years did you find kits for?
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So far i've found all kinds of kits for 1970 and older models. But since my model year is at the end of the 1970's spectrum I have no clue if it'd fit. I'm not really worried about finding a kit though, if someone can tell me whether or not i can just find a doner car and use that suspension.
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Check Fatman Fab. I want to say they have one that will fit 73-79 trucks. I really want to say the ad says its goes up to 89 but I dont remember.
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we took beams and wheel ends this summer from a 77 and put them in a 65 without having to change anything other then new brakes and bushings,I don't thin theres any difference in the front suspension size/setup in the twin beam,but like 77f100 said fatman fab has stuff for almost anything.
you could find yourself a mustang II or a pinto and take the control arms,buckets and such from and build your suspension if you have some time and knowhow.I'm not sure what you would do for a rack though.
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easier and cheaper

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/71...o-67-f100.html
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thats a nice build,although once its all done I would be questionable to see if it was cheaper,mustang II stuff is cheap,and by the looks of that build every bit as easy.but thats a cool build just the same.
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I have the drop I beams and I like them. Not the greatest set-up in the world but it gets the job done and gives it a nice stance. It has been 123mph in the 1/4 and 130 on the highway and I havent been scared by the steering. Here is a pic.

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If mustang II is still what you want than here is a link.

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Click the image to open in full size.Here is a picture of the truck i'm talking about. I started building it when i was 12 to have ready for when i was in high school. And once i got it drivable i didn't do much more. But you can see why i want to get it lower.
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ok so that picture didn't come up and i don't know how to post them
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I like that, i may do something like that. however i am thinking of just using the A-arms and spring perches because i want to fabricate a clean looking cross member out of something like 2x6 steel tubing. The only problem i can see with that is getting the rack and pinion mounted properly.
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