Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cheyenne Wyoming
Re: finally a build thread on my 63 Fairlane
Not sure I am aware of the one you mentioned. If you don't mind pics, I'd love to see more ideas. I looked at a few from Mustang rear kits. They have the front cross bar with incorporated shaft loop. Though it's a nice design and would surely make things easier, I'd have to dig into the back seat for it because the loop would be all in the seat cushion because the shaft is already too tight up in there. The fab savings would be negated by tearing the floor all out and incorporating that bar. I have to clearance an inch of the shaft spacing at least anyways. I don't want to go any higher or the interior starts to suffer.
I played with the bars some and I agree that I will just put the upper mounts on the axle at the front of the tubes. That will give me just about 1.5-2"" of down slope on the bar and that's supposedly a good compromise for squat/traction on a street car from what I'm reading. That will also ensure I have more room for the exhaust to go over the axle too if I split it to two 2.5" pipes or oval a single 3" one. I can do that and drop it on air bags and still have it tight up between the frame rails. I just have to be sure the shock bar is not in the way now. I'll get back to it this coming weekend. Thanks.
63 Fairlane 4 door
(R&C MII,Vortech Si,4.6 DOHC/4R70W,8.8")
07 F150 SCREW King Ranch 5.4