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I started taking measurments today to fabricate a set of home-made Caltracs for my 65 Mustang.

The drawings I am working from show the front bellcrank (triangular plates that pivot at the front eye-spring) to be ~ 6" x 6" x 8.5". These dimensions might be good for a larger jacked up car, but seem too large for a Mustang, especially one that sits fairly low like mine.

Can some one please tell me the dimensions of the front bellcrank for Caltracs designed for a early Mustang.



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Thanks gregaust
I started searching after my initial question and found the same postings, exactly what I was looking for!

Now I need to find out how thick the bellcrank plates are, the Caltrac ones look thinner than 1/4"
 

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I used 3/16 plate as well. Here are mine so far. I have to finish the aluminum front spring eye bushings tonight and later in the month I'll mount and determine my transfer bar length. Then powder coat and install. I decided to make a thicker shock mount plate as well. I'll do that in a week or two.
 

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does anyone have goot tech on how to set up your home made car tracs i have a set i made for my falcon and i think i have them adjusted right but im just not 100% sure i dont know how much preload to put on them

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Gregaust,
What did you do for shock mount plates? I'm thinking the factory plates with the rear brackets welded on my twist and get deformed? I'm thinking of making some flat ones with 3/8" thick steel? Your thoughts?
 

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I've built all kinds of traction bar systems including designs similar to the Cal's, and I have always used the stock plates with no problems yet.
 

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when i built mine i made some out of 1/4 plate and then i cut the shock mounting tab off the original ones and welded them onto the ones i made it actually worked out pretty well

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Do you guys think 1/4 6061 aluminum would be good for the belcranks? I have a bunch at my shop.
Thanks
Tracy
 

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For what its worth, by using the "1/2 distance to your second leaf" mine will work out to only 2.5" center to center
Thanks again
Tracy
 
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