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Old 05-10-2004, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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65 Mustang...Moving??? Leafsprings inside of frame rails?

I have seen this more than a dozen times. I know the pros but what are the cons? All advise is apprechiated.
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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65 Mustang...Moving??? Leafsprings inside of frame rails?

Con, how're you going to do that? And, why? Assuming you're trying to install a narrowed rear and bigger tires (inside the stock quarter panels), you'll be doing a heck of a lot of cutting and welding. Wouldn't it be more cost effective to "back end" the car with a pre-made set of frame rails? You're going to need to fabricate some kind of mini-tubs to move the inner wheel housing inboard and you'll still have to deal with the original rear frame.

Of course, if my assumptiuon is incorrect then none of these questions matter.
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65 Mustang...Moving??? Leafsprings inside of frame rails?

I'm doing this on a 1971 Torino GT.

Check out some of these pics.

http://groups.msn.com/MyFordandMercu...no.msnw?Page=1

I am putting 325/50/15 BFG drag radials on this car.

With the springs moved inboard and inner fenderwells moved over I have 16" of inside fender clearance side to side!

Good luck!

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65 Mustang...Moving??? Leafsprings inside of frame rails?

Moving the springs on a 65-66 doesn't provide that much more room, as the tire will still hit the framerail. You might gain one inch maximum. It's not really worth it.

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65 Mustang...Moving??? Leafsprings inside of frame rails?

Thanks everyone for your opinions,I really appreciate it!
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