Fat Man Fabrication Strut IFS Conversion

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  1. mojo

    mojo "Everett"- Senior Citizen Supporting Member

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    mavgrab302 MCCI Florida State Rep

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    Do they offer one for our cars ? Or just mustang ? I'm guessing if a stock mustang front suspension fits, this should...
     
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    Looks interesting. Lots of stuff not included, so wonder what the final cost might be just for parts.
     
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    Using Pull a Part website to get price the parts needed will be right at $150 for the struts, spindles and rack. https://www.pullapart.com/auto-parts/parts-pricing/
     
  6. mojo

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    I am of the opinion when you compare to something like R&C 107 setup the cost will be comparable. When u consider the fact u don't need to cut/weld tower mod's, weld the X-member w/ possibility of weak/poor welds or not getting X-member in the chassis properly; this seems like a viable option. Also, w/ this setup, the car looks mostly stock under-hood for those w/ that concern.
    Us Comet/Maverick owners should be glad some vendors are doing conversions for Ford's other than Mustangs.
    Any aftermarket suspension /steering conversion will not be inexpensive, just have to decide whether ur willing to pay the price.
     
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    $2200 and you supply these junkyard parts...
    • 1979–1993 Mustang struts
    • 1994–2004 Mustang spindle and brake assemblies
    • 1990–2003 Escort power rack and pinion assembly with complete tie rods
    • 15” or larger 1994–2004 spec wheels, early oil pan, and exhaust

    I'll stick with my RC-107 compleat kit...
    take the new parts out of the box and bolt them on...:yup:

    they do supply a neat little tool...
    • Die and handle to re-thread tie rods...:huh:
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    That's the part I found sketchy, rethread tie rods.... not sure I want to be involved with that. Cutting new threads over old threads seems like a good way to compromise strength. I could be wrong but don't want to find out.
     
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