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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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anyone seen this yet????

if i had the money i would do this in a heartbeat!!!!!! talk about a saweet chassis!

http://rpm-hotrods.com/rpm-news/item...custom-chassis
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 11:30 AM
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Definitely be an improvement over the factory original. Uses the very common Mustang II front end which keeps costs for big brakes down and adds rigidity with a lot of cross bracing. Notice that they has an LS-x plastic mock up block in their last picture so it will accept just about any engine made by Chevy. Wonder if they offer it powder coated or not.

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Looks cool. I would hate to think what it costs



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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 08:40 AM
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Hey; if you have to ask ...
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 07:08 AM
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I have had & currently have a streetrod w/a Must II IFS. It does not drive
as well as some of the other front ends.

There are kits that use GM components from a g body car that drive better.

I was one of the first to use theses front ends back in th 70's before kits were avialable
& they are much better than the buggy springs I replaced on early Fords,
but imho, not better than 70-80's mid size GM front end components.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 09:24 AM
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I agree, and you can buy the components all new for a song from Speedway which caters to the roundy-round crowd (they tend to bend up component's a lot in their form of racing that I think is more demolition derby than a car race). You can buy new tubular 4340 steel G-body A-arms for about $50 each and the ball joint you have to put in them out of a pick-up truck for $15 ea. They offer taller spindles, suspension jacks (great for those wanting to set their ride height to the nearest eighth of an inch), and adjustable A-arms that can take on nearly any shape, if you want to really push the handling envelope for only $90 ea. Compare the $100 price to the $625 price for the same thing designed to fit a 1965-1970 Impala that they also sell (look at the 70's Chevrolet Suspension parts link on that same page where the difference in price reflects the cost of liability insurance for the same part used in a streeet application).

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Chrome...-Arm,4853.html

The Mustang II IFS system has become the defacto front end of the hot rodding industry because it is a cheap solution, not because it is the best solution. It is infinitely better in design and handling than what GM offered up in the Chevy II back in 1962-'67 Though I think the same modular style bolt in front end off of a 1965-'69 Corvair would be better than the Mustang II offering, but no one even considers it.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 07:33 PM
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Yea your right...before the Must II we used to use Corvair IFS. The problem with it was to find a R&P that would not give you bump steer.
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