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1961 Falcon front suspension conversion.

May 18 2017 at 12:26 PM

Stacey  (Login Staceyanddee)

Strut Rod question. 1961 Falcon. Measurement needed. I bought this as someone else's project. It has been converted to the 5 lug front and he said he used Mustang parts. In 1983 I used the whole front suspension from a 65 mustang and put it under a 62 Comet. I remember keeping the Comet strut rods because they were adjustable. I had stripped this 61 apart and have been doing a detailed resto. I put the suspension back under and when I went to install the strut rods I found that 1, they are 22 3/8" in length and 2, the mounting holes for the control arm are 1 1/4" on the strut rods and 1 1/2" on the lower control arm's. He egged the holes in the control arms and downsized the bolts to get it together. I first need the measurements from the OE strut rods to make sure that is what I have.

After some digging I see that 62 Falcon/Comet is the same as 64/6 Stang. Length?

Now the really effed up part. These lower control arm's have press in ball joints. WTF?

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(Login hpgalaxie)

Re: 1961 Falcon front suspension conversion.

May 18 2017, 1:38 PM 

Stacey I have a 60 Ranchero converted to V8 stuff. Mustang is the easiest to get. I cannot check measurement's until later. I also have a 65 Ranchero V8 car. I won't use both but I'm in central California I think you are on the other coast.

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(Login BBFTorino)

Make it easy

May 18 2017, 3:20 PM 

Use a R&C motorsports Mustang II front end kit. Get modern steering, suspension and brakes all in one package and eliminate the intrusive shock towers to free up a lot of room!!
Its well worth the money and effort.

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(Login Staceyanddee)

Found a pair. n/m

May 19 2017, 8:19 AM 

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