pulling the..."Mustang II"... front end out of my car...

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by 71gold, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    I'm tired of people calling my Maverick rack and pinion a"Mustang II" frontend...LOL


    I'm going to pull everything and have the parts that are not powdercoated coated. the weather is suppose to be in the 60s Sat-Sun.
    while it's down I will move the motor 1/2" forward, and 1/2" down. to do that the motor and transmission will have to come out. with that I'm sure it will turn into some motor parts being powdercoated...:yup:

    when I start I will move this to the "project forum".
     
  2. Mel Moeller

    Mel Moeller Maverick Moe

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    Frank... Have fun working on your Mustang II front end set up. Bet it will look nice. :clap:
     
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    Mustang II is just so much easier to say, and everyone knows what we are talking about.

    I refuse to say "Mustang II type" or "Rack and Pinion".

    In fact, I prefer M2 over all the others.

    How much are you removing? All but the crossmember?
     
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    Or you could call it a Pinto R&P. LOL
     
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    mav1970 Bob Hatcher

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    What method are you using to pull your Mustang II cross member out of your Maverick - maybe a chain and a come along to a tree will get that suckka out of there :1st:
     
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    If his is installed as well as mine is, a tree and come-along will only hoist the car halfway up a tree...
     
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    The Rod & Custom site addresses it as " MII type suspension type". What do you suggest folks -- should call it?
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    " MII type suspension "

    why can't it be...Maverick/Comet rack and pinion...:huh: the one I have only fits a Maverick/Comet...:thumbs2:
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    All but the crossmember...:yup:
     
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    And of course...you have tried to mount your M2 on several different models of cars, and can honestly say it ONLY fits on Mavericks and Comets...right???

    Might fit on a 1988 Dodge Omni, and THEN what would you call it?

    Maverick/Comet/Omni rack and pinion?

    Oh, and it fits a Hyundai Excel, 1986 model.

    So now it is a Maverick/Comet/Omni/Hyundai Excel rack and pinion....???

    M2.

    And I am sticking to it.:p
     
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    OK, back on topic...You better take lots of pictures of your powdercoating expedition, and post them up here!!!

    And Before and After pictures!
     
  12. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    someone earlier said..."M2 frontend will not fit a Maverick"...:huh:
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    that's the plan as long as the thread stays on topic...we've been down that road before...:yup:
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    don't have one in my Maverick...:slap:
     
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    Why are you moving 1/2 forward and 1/2 down? Are you going to alter the engine bolt on mounts?
     

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