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Old 03-13-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default will 67 mustang strut rods fit in a 65 mustang

Well my car is lowered quite a bit also shelby uca drop and i had problems with the front tires hitting the fenders even with the fenders rolled their close and will touch. So i got the ron morris lower control arm adjusting kit. I welded them in and looks like they will work great. But i found out the 65 mustang has non adj. strut rods so they will most likely need to add spacers on the upper control arms to adjust the caster. I really dont want any spacers in the uca to bring the tires in as far as possible. I know im going to need some spacers in the upper control are due to i have the lock blocks for the lower control arms, just dont want to have them add more to get my caster adj. I was reading and found on the net that a guy used 67 mustang strut rods on a 65. I know they make aftermarket strut rods but $250 no thanks dont really have that kind of extra money. I also know i could make a set but dont really have all that much time either and in the end would be better off buying a set.

So does anyone know if you can in fact use 67 strut rods on a 65 mustang?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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No.

You can buy greatly improved from stock adjustable arms for the 65 from here:

www.streetortrack.com

Which you don't want to pay for. I also believe you can get plans from dazecars.com on how to build your own.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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No.

You can buy greatly improved from stock adjustable arms for the 65 from here:

www.streetortrack.com

Which you don't want to pay for. I also believe you can get plans from dazecars.com on how to build your own.
Dang should of known better then to mess with my only running and driving classic car.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Anyone have a rough est how many shims it take to get the caster in specs? If its less then 1/4 in typicality i might be fine as i pulled about 1 in of shims out.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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This is where i got the original idea that 67 might work in 65 its post 19
http://mustangforums.com/forum/class...-a-65-a-2.html

The 67 ones look the same are they longer?
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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The mounting fixtures (aka bolt holes) are different between my 65 and my 67

I couldn't take my 65 adjustable rod of the car and bolt it onto my 67 or visa versa because of it.
http://streetortrack.com/Street-or-T...-pr-16135.html
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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alright i guess im just going to do what needs to be done and get a set of adj ones.

Im looking at the ones from http://www.rosehillperformanceparts.com. As they have a good price. Anyone else have a set that they like i do want to stay under $300.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #8
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It can be be done and has been done by a fella named Walt Hane just outside of Denver for many many years with excellent results. Here is a link http://www.eps-hane.com/techtips4.html He has been modifying and racing mustangs longer than most of us have been alive. It is actually a pretty trick set up.
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