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1966 with problems, please help!

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Old 04-13-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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My parents have a 66 convertible sitting in the garage because of a problem we don't know how to address it. The front wheels and bending outward from the bottom, and sagging a bit. Is this something we can fix? and fix cheaply? We have family members that can weld, but we don't know what the problem is. Is this a common problem for old mustangs? Any advice would help!
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
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probably needs new springs and possibly suspension parts . . look under the hood at the two nuts that hold each arm on . . see if there are any cracks there or outward around 4 inches from the nuts.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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define "arm" I checked all around the car, and inside the hood, and I see no cracking. A new spring would fix the wheels bending outward? A couple years ago a mechanic said he would have to weld the unibody for a couple of thousand, but i dont see cracks and he wasn't very specific, is new spring something we can do ourselves?
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:07 AM   #4
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You mean the bottoms of the wheels are further apart than the tops? How much 1/4 inch 1 inch, 4 inches? If only a small amount, it may be shim adjustments which an alignment shop can do. If more then there must have been damage.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:27 PM   #5
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you need to have someone knowledgeable look at it . . unless you are a mechanic, you can not do any suspension work yourself . . its kinda hard and requires special tools.
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