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I hope the link is okay. If not, you'll just have to copy and paste!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/64RestoMod/Falcon1.jpg

What I've done so far:
-Mustang II independent front suspension w/ 11" brake kit and tubular upper/lower control arms
-Lincoln Versailles 9" disk rear
-Mass air injected roller 306 with T-5 transmission

What I plan on doing:
-Would like to go with a stroked roller 351 Windsor and Tremec tranny
-2" drop spindles in the front and a bit lower in the rear. I have the front springs cinched with down with all-thread in the pictures, so the front wouldn't be much lower than you are seeing now.
-Front and rear sway bars
-LOTS of bodywork, especially the floor pans and lower rear quarters
-Paint, of course
-Interior

Anyway, good or bad, let me know what your first impression is!
 

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Well I just love seeing another 64 hardtop! I think they all look good even if you leave them alone (but you have to change the stance on them so they don't look like the trunk is loaded with sacks of potatoes).
My first impression was damn, those wheels are huge! As in around. And they are all bling! Curious as to what size they are? What size tires and what is the back set? What type of clearance do you have between the wells and the wheels; did you have to roll the edges?
I think the tail end in my opinion is two high. I would drop both the nose and the tail if you can get them down over those wheels.
Get a gas cap on that thing!

Did you have to shorten that 9" to make it fit? I found mine to be 1/2 longer per side, created a problem with fitment of my current wheels (14x7 American torque thrusters, I believe they have the standard 3 3/4 backset). I considering a set of 17x8 Black billets with a 4.75 back set if they will solve my problem or I'm going to have to shorten the axels.
Then I will ether keep the 14's or locate a set of 15's and have the back sets altered on the rear wheels for more rubber.
Keep us posted.
Ras Daniel
 

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Thanks for the input, guys (or girls?). The wheels are 17 x 8 Mustang Bullitt (sp?) replicas from OE wheel company. I bought them off of ebay and I'm extremely happy with their quality. The tires are 245-45-17's. I wasn't really going for the "bling" factor, but I'll take it as a compliment!

The Versailles rearend bolts right in without modification. I believe the width is 58" disk face to disk face. I have about 1/2" clearance between the tire and fender lip and between the tire and leaf spring. I definately plan on dropping the rear, and I don't see anything keeping me from doing so. In the future, I would like to minitub the rear, relocate the leafs, narrow the rearend, and run an 18x10 deep dish bullit wheel in the rear. I haven't told my wife about this yet, though! I'm doing fab work on the gas tank right now, so I don't have the filler tube inserted.

As for the cross member, babybolt, it is a stock MII crossmember that I bought at a swap meet for $50. I didn't want to notch the frame like some people do, so I ended up cutting the crossmember in half and adding a section of channel to make it wide enough to fit the outside of the frame/subframe. I'm using a roller motor from a fox mustang and the double-hump oil pan works perfectly. With the shock towers out of the way, I have plenty of header clearance even if I go with a 351W. Widening the crossmember presents one small problem in that it is approximately 1" wider than the rearend. However, I found some tubular control arms that are 5/8" narrower than stock (per side). I'm waiting on these to arrive now. I don't like the relative angle of my control arms right now, but I'm using a piece of all thread and nuts in place of shocks to simulate the ride height I want. I'm about to buy some 2" drop spindles so I can let the contol arms drop down, but achieve the same ride height.

Let me know if you have any other questions!
 

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Thanks for the info. Im planning the M II for my 64 Comet and any info is useful. I am planning on notching the rails though. And ive been wondering about the pan if choose to notch the bottom of the rails to get the car lower yet. Looks like i need to source out a fox pan and pick up to have handy just in case.
 
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