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Old 12-12-2016, 02:54 AM   #201
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I like the mustang spindle idea
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:53 AM   #202
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I like the mustang spindle idea
I "borrowed" the idea from Jeff, 55superbeetle.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:08 PM   #203
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I like the mustang spindle idea
I would like to see more pictures of this....
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:14 AM   #204
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I used the mustang spindle and strut, my bump steer spacers were a little ridiculous because I moved my steering rack down when I did the ls swap. The chrysler style thread in ball joint fits the mustang spindle perfectly and made it easy to make some new ball joint adapters using some weld rings from speedway motors. I did it for the sole purpose of a very affordable adjustable strut, but it is a nice upgrade for a ford 8.8 rear swapped car, makes the wheel a bolt pattern situation a little more straight forward. A nice sealed wheel bearing and endless brake upgrades are a nice plus too.

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:42 AM   #205
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Finally got off my lazy @$$ and worked on the car this weekend.

Started out with a chunk like on the bottom. The round piece I bought, it will be pressed into the bracket.

A few more pictures to show that not a 100% bolt on modification, at least I don't think so, but I have been known to do things the hard way. Anyway, the plate you see bolted to the spindle places the spindle exactly in space where it would be placed if a wheel was bolted to it. My tires are 24" tall, so this puts the axle at 12" above the ground.
Doing this in my driveway sucks so I will be doing a temp upper mounting solution until I can move the car into my garage with a nice flat floor. I "think" that is where the upper mount will be based on using a angle protractor and my calibrated eyeballs. I have to look at the caster and camber numbers again, but that is close.

Not sure if upper mount strut assembly will be 100% bolt on or if I will weld a plate and then build up something with a bearing and bolt that to the welded plate. Funny thing is when I cut the upper shock mounts yesterday with a jigsaw the wife was washing her car and saw me doing this and never once questioned me why I was putting a big holes in the car.

The tie rods will need a custom solution as well. Stock stuff if too short and wrong taper.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:43 AM   #206
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A few more pics
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:04 PM   #207
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Very interested in seeing that 140 tail light conversion come together.
Any progress there?
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:28 PM   #208
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Very interested in seeing that 140 tail light conversion come together.
Any progress there?
Nope, but I need to get back out there and finish it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:32 PM   #209
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Nice. Good fabricating!
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:39 PM   #210
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No idea what this bracket is originally for or from, but hopefully with a few mods i can use it to mount my alternator. Currently it is too narrow between the bushing rings for the alternator to fit so I am opening it up some.
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:51 PM   #211
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No idea what this bracket is originally for or from, but hopefully with a few mods i can use it to mount my alternator. Currently it is too narrow between the bushing rings for the alternator to fit so I am opening it up some.
Non ac power steering pump bracket
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:55 PM   #212
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Non ac power steering pump bracket
Thanks.. if I don't screw it up it will now be an alternator bracket
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:55 AM   #213
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I'm pretty sure the warning on the strut housing is just a suggestion

Cutting down the Ford struts and gutting them to install Saab inserts inside, for now stock valving until I get around to getting some Bilstiens revalved.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:05 PM   #214
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So those are not a gas sealed strut? It's a housing with an insert that is not removeable? I'm confused as always.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:54 PM   #215
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So those are not a gas sealed strut? It's a housing with an insert that is not removeable? I'm confused as always.
They are indeed gas sealed struts...or they used to be

I removed the "guts" and will make some spacers to locate the inserts inside, I am using inserts that would fit the stock type 240 strut housings.

I could weld a cap to hold them inside or more than likely I will make something that can be screwed on and off.
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:33 PM   #216
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I see youre making progress!
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