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Old 12-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Bolt IFS from Fatman Fabrication.



I was looking at this bolt in IFS system from Fatman Fabrication for possibly putting into my 69 Coupe. Any concerns or opinions on this?.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Can you weld and do you have a mig/tig that can weld up to 3/16" steel? If not, the bolt on kit will probably save you money vs. paying a shop to weld in the crossmember. I haven't installed one on a mustang but a frame (unibody or full) is still a frame. I bought a helix kit for my 57 chevy pickup and other than measuring 37 times and cutting once, it is pretty straight forward. It looks like a lot bigger job than it really is. The only hard part is getting the crossmember welded in place.
Also, these kits are pretty generic. They all say vehicle specific but they are all designed around a mustang II platform. The crossmember for a 69 mustang is the same (before YOU cut it for the frame) as the one they have for a 32 ford. If you can weld and know what you want out of an IFS kit, you can probably save yourself $500+ by ordering a crossmember and putting the parts together for yourself.
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sorry, that should be mig or tig, meaning stick will get i done but its a lot easier and cleaner w/ a mig or tig.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-1-2-TO-...6c516a&vxp=mtr
$299
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-MUSTANG-II...771421&vxp=mtr
$109
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang...524f50&vxp=mtr
$239
springs $80-100
shocks $50-100
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MUSTANG-II-2...91c86f&vxp=mtr
$349
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLOWOUT-NOW-...ef562e&vxp=mtr
$125
So $1200-1300 and those were just the first ones I picked off of ebay. Clean and high heat paint (or powder coat if you can) all your parts (minus the crossmember) before you install. Eastwood Chassis black on the frame and crossmember. Good luck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-70-Must...31eff1&vxp=mtr
This kit uses the same method as above with a fabricated piece to the shock tower to connect it. It would be easy enough to fab a piece of plate steel (or get creative with some round stock) along the inside of the fender up to the shock tower, a bend/weld and bolt it in place.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. BTW, where are you in upstate NY?.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
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Clinton County. Way up north.
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I would contact them first.

I contacted them a while back about their tubular front end; since online it supposedly said it's for the 69-70 mustang too. It's not; they never did the R&D for that year.
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