• 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Absolutely the best front suspension for 71-73
#1
I know a lot of guys ask the questions. Rack and pinion, no shock towers, best spring rates and brakes....
After many hours of research I have come to the conclusion there is no better than Chris Alstons chassisworks A-Arm Crossmember with coil overs and very strong design. The more you look into this design the more you will realize its NOT a Mustang II front end. Its a totally redesigned concept. I'll be cutting off the front of my 72 after the rear end is done to show everyone how its done. For reference, the unit you want is a 33" cross member that gives you a 60" front hub to hub dimension. This unit is sold complete as shown for around $6000.00. Costly, but the best I have found.
[Image: 72dgug.jpg]

BTW, the POWER Rack & Pinion is CUSTOM made and rotatable, meaning you can position the steering knurl to the most convenient location clearing headers and preventing knuckle bind. Also this design NO LONGER needs the shock towers and all the flexing and poor design flaws they present. Clearing up a full 16" of engine compartment room. Plenty of room for those new Coyote motors.

Once the front rails are stiffened (pictures to follow) this front end is stronger and flexes less than even the most braced shock tower design.

Data sheet is here:
http://www.cachassisworks.com/Attachment...DS_WEB.pdf

KigerStang EV
To help spread the word, remember to like the page before you leave!
  Reply
#2
philt;85298 Wrote:I know a lot of guys ask the questions. Rack and pinion, no shock towers, best spring rates and brakes....
After many hours of research I have come to the conclusion there is no better than Chris Alstons chassisworks A-Arm Crossmember with coil overs and very strong design. The more you look into this design the more you will realize its NOT a Mustang II front end. Its a totally redesigned concept. I'll be cutting off the front of my 72 after the rear end is done to show everyone how its done. For reference, the unit you want is a 33" cross member that gives you a 60" front hub to hub dimension. This unit is sold complete as shown for around $6000.00. Costly, but the best I have found.
[Image: 72dgug.jpg]

BTW, the POWER Rack & Pinion is CUSTOM made and rotatable, meaning you can position the steering knurl to the most convenient location clearing headers and preventing knuckle bind. Also this design NO LONGER needs the shock towers and all the flexing and poor design flaws they present. Clearing up a full 16" of engine compartment room. Plenty of room for those new Coyote motors.

Once the front rails are stiffened (pictures to follow) this front end is stronger and flexes less than even the most braced shock tower design.

Data sheet is here:
http://www.cachassisworks.com/Attachment...DS_WEB.pdf

Looking forward to your application, Phil, and pics as well. Nice post!

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
  Reply
#3
Sounds great...can't wait for progress report
  Reply
#4
Nice but out of my price range
  Reply
#5
Tnfastbk
FatmanFab has a complete setup for a much more reasonable price. It does use the
Mustang II rack, but I think the rest of the suspension their own custom design.

1971 Mach1
351C-4v
C6 is history-->>now TKO-500
  Reply
#6
I look forward to your post and pics, It looks very nice but out of my budget, but I cant wait to see how it comes out on your project.
  Reply
#7
I'd love to do something like that ....but need to win the lottery first.

[Image: 1_14_01_12_10_54_29.png]

Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
  Reply
#8
1971mach1;85404 Wrote:Tnfastbk
FatmanFab has a complete setup for a much more reasonable price. It does use the
Mustang II rack, but I think the rest of the suspension their own custom design.

I looked at the FM system. Unfortunetly it requires shock towers and all the problems associated with those. I dont want shock towers as I am installing a Rousch Blown Coyote motor that is TOO wide for the shock towers. PLUS the FM system uses an ESCORT R&P. I really dont want my 700+ HP resto-mod Stang steering like an ESCORT. Big Grin LOL

This is leagues better than the FatMan setup. BTW, if you dont want all the polished stainless, the setup is $5200.00. Realize this INCLUDES 14" wilwood 6 piston caliper and 14" slotted/drilled rotors, dual adjustment shocks and 1" sway bar. If you want to use 4 piston 11" rotors and 3/4" sway and non adjustable shocks, you can save another grand.
By the time you set up a FM you are looking at $3500 anyway. So for a little more $ you get a real nice setup, not a bolt-on after-thought MII that requires shock towers.

KigerStang EV
To help spread the word, remember to like the page before you leave!
  Reply
#9
are you going to post pics as you build?
  Reply
#10
caspianwendell;85511 Wrote:are you going to post pics as you build?

Yes, Ill be posting pics. At present Im tubing out the rear wheel wells after which Ill be installing a triangulated 4 bar with coil over rear. I'll post pics of the entire project as I go.

I'm trying to get the car done for 2014 SEMA. Hope it will be nice enough to display there. We shall see!

KigerStang EV
To help spread the word, remember to like the page before you leave!
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  complete suspension restoration of my 72 mach 1 72HCODE 11 6,012 11-16-2015, 11:40 AM
Last Post: DK73
  Handling, sway bars, tires, suspension c9zx 3 1,759 09-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Last Post: 73MustangCoupe



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)