Mustang 2 InstallationBy 50 | September 11th, 2008 | Category: Front End, Front Suspension, How To Articles, Lowering | Comments Off on Mustang 2 Installation
Mustang 2 Installation 1949-1954 Chevy Car. Steps required to install mustang 2 in a 49-54 chevrolet. The conversion is simple with the proper tools and the proper kit.
I choose the Fat Man Fabrication kit for my 1950 chevy.
Reasons I choose this kit:
Ultra low option
Free stainless polished tubular a-arms.
Here are some of the steps involved to installing a Fat Man Ultra-Low Mustang 2 kit. (Assuming you already have the engine removed)
- Remove Stock Sheet Metal.
- Level Frame
- Mark Axle Centerline.
- Brace Frame.
- Remove Stock Suspension.
- Clean Frame.
- Tack Weld Crossmember.
- Check Crossmeber is level.
- Final Weld Crossmember.
- Setup Spring Hats.
- Tack Weld Spring hats.
- Re-Check Fit of Spring Hats.
- Final Weld Spring Hats.
- Install Rack and Mark for C-Notch.
- Cut for C-Notch.
- Tack Weld C-Notch.
- Test Fit IFS Componenets and Check Clearance of rack within c-notch.
- Remove IFS Components.
- Final Weld C-notch.
- Paint and Re-Assemble.
- Cut Inner Fenders.
- Hook-Up Steering.
In order to make everything easier I removed the entire front sheetmetal. You can keep the grill, radiator support, and fenders bolted together and remove the front assembly as a whole. After removing the front fender and motor, On my 50 there was a few brackets on the frame that needed to be removed in order to install the mustang2.
Please note: I am in the middle of working on the page.
FRONT SUSPENSION OPTIONS
I have asked around for feedback and pros/cons of various mustang II crossmembers and hub-to-hub tubular A-Arm Kits. After reading/researching on the H.A.M.B. I read about tubular a-arm failures from Heidts.
Mustang 2 manufacturers:
Chassis Engineering (Bolt-In, power rack NOT Available, excellent feedback)
Heidts (Weld In) Reports of bad customer service.
Fatman Fabrication (Weld in, excellent feedback)
Total Cost Involved (Bolt-in crossmember/ Weld-in Shock towers) Excellent feedback.
Jim meyer (weld-in)
RB’s Auto (Bolt-In, Bad reviews/feedback, Does not center the wheels in the wheel-well See Site Visitor Testimonial and photos.)
Scott’s (Good feedback, Waiting on customer testimonial)