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Author Topic: Mustang II in 62 newport?  (Read 648 times)

Jon Doersch

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Mustang II in 62 newport?
« on: December 30, 2009, 05:38:00 PM »

OK. A split from another thread in drivetrain....I am planning a Mustang II front suspension swap on my 62 Newport...It will cost less to do this swap than to get new tortion bars, a complete front suspension upgrade/rebuild, and a front disk brake swap. The kit I am looking at has new disk brakes, and the Mustang II is a suspension I am familiar with....Also, this suspension has lots more space for exhaust and other stuff....Anyone done something similar? Thoughts? Bring on the hate
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Mustang II in 62 newport?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 06:15:16 PM »

see your first thread.  I'm shooting this idea.  It explains why
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Mustang II in 62 newport?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 06:36:46 PM »

Personally I like to try and keep my mopars all mopar, But to each his own. 

 
I'm sure the cost of a complete front end rebuild on your 62 would be cheaper then the Mustang II swap.
 
 
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 09:36:42 PM »

Think of the weight difference between a 62 C body with a big block and a puny Mustwang 2 with (at most) a 302 and air.....those front end kits are used mostly on lightweight streetrods (and even then the stock M2 spring rates are too much for a loaded 32 Ford!). Chrysler torsion bar suspension is well engineered and upgradable, there shouldn't be any major headaches with header fit on a C....now a Dart or Valiant that's another story. AlterKtion makes an A and B body K frame , and that might work if modified, but all of the stress of the coil over suspension is transferred from the frame (under the center of the Mopar's chassis) to sheetmetal fenderwells that the engineers never planned on seeing that kind of stress.....

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Mustang II in 62 newport?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 08:27:01 AM »

I commented on this question in your original post. 
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