Thanks for the feedback. It'll be awhile before I can pull the plug on it, but from what I can tell it's a good set up and easier to install. I aint bitchin about the original stuff but an upgrade will give me a better ride. Do you have power steering? My 64 has it but I'm thinkin about chunkin it. Feels like I'm in a boat instead of planted on the road. I've been tryin to post some pics of my hardtop but aint figured it out yet. Stay in touch. Thanks.
Yes I do have the Power steer rack & Pinion setup. The 300mm stage 2 brakes I find excellent . The struts fit nice and with the 300lb springs rides nice , handles nice on the street and track with a 24mm sway bar .
Thanks again for the info. I'm not a purist or committed to keep the car stock, but I do want to minimize the amount of welding and don't want to gut the shock towers. Looking for information and advice right now from dedicated and serious owners/drivers to modify the car for dependability, safety and reliability. At this stage I'm leaning to the resto-mod thing. Also thinking about the ididit steering column.
I have the CPP front suspension in my 65 Falcon, It comes with the tubular control arms ,coil over shocks,sway bar, and a flat plate that bolt to the under side of the frame . the lower control arm bolts to a bracket on the plate.I'm using the Borgson power steering box.I found this system works great.I still get a real good road feel at higher speeds and the steering is tight with no play in it. I like the box rather than the rack because the steering with the box has a sharper turn radius than the rack .My FFR Cobra had a much larger turn radius that my Falcon.It used a Fox Mustang rack.The Ididit column is a nice upgrade.I hope to get one for next winters project.Roger
I also have the RRS Suspension in my '65. There was a slight error in shipping and I received a kit for the Fairlane. RRS sent me the correct tower mounts and correct springs at no cost. However I had some difficulty trying to remove the Fairlane springs and I left them on for now. The ride is a little stiffer but I'm not complaining. I am also running the stock 1965 Ford power steering as I was told that aftermarket rack and pinion systems were not compatible with the column shift automatics. I did enjoy the look on the face of the alignment guy when I told him that I didn't have upper control arms. That cut the alignment cost in half!
I here ya BlueBird. I believe I'm gonna bite the bullet and go ahead with the mods next year. I also posted to BrewBoy about the power steering. I'm gonna stay with it. It's original to the car and rebuild kits / seals etc... are avail. I have not poked around in the forum a lot, but do you / yall stay with the original interior? On my 63.5 sprint I modified it with high back buckets out of a chevy cavalier Z24 and thinking about doing the same with my 64. Also went with cloth material but stayed with the original stitching.