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Old 12-14-2012, 06:42 PM   #21
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Yep. I'm jealous of all the swaps your car has had.....
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:21 PM   #22
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Just amazing! That is one awesome build! Congrats on work well done

I so need a ride in that beast!!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #23
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Thank you. Haven't worked on her in a while. Been too cold. Hope to get out there tomorrow though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #24
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I am soooo in awe of your car and cant wait to hopefully see it in person at FF13. I'm gettin ready to do a similar swap in a sedan. What is the 7.5 rear out of? Did you have to narrow it to fit? And lastly, what has been the hardest part of the conversion? Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #25
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The rear is out of a Foxbody. Stock width, stock axle shafts. The hardest part is the steering linkage (which I am still working on) and the wiring. I suck at wiring.
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Rwd drive swaps always seem the have the rear sitting higher. Looks like you remedied that. Amazing build. can't wait to see the completed project.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #27
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Are the front spindles and struts out of the fox body as well? Or are you just going to install the outer part of the stock axle shaft through the bearing to keep it from coming apart? Sorry for the questions, Im gettin really excited to do all this myself.
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Stock spindles swapped sides. Thinking about making some half shafts to put in the hubs.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:30 PM   #29
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I was thinking of what was mentioned above... just use the outer cv cup/spindle. take out the balls and torque it down.

Here's something I've been wondering... how do you know where to mount the axle so its not too high or low in regards to the coil spring? I'm hoping to get started on mine in a week again and do it the right way.
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Well most swaps I've seen use coilovers in the rear. I wanted to keep the cost down so I kept my Teins. I knew it would sit way too high if I just mounted them to the frame rail on the unibody, so that's why I cut it out. I did end up putting the stock isolators in because it ended up being a bit too low.

There's no right way to do this. Just do what makes sense to you. I tossed around the idea of keeping the stock Mustang coils too since they fit the control arms and the Focus coils don't. But I ended up making spacer so they would fit.
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