July 17, 2009This is how my 1970 Mach I Mustang looked when I delivered it to the painter on August 27, 2008. The next time I see it, it should be clad in Grabber Yellow!
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July 20, 2009looks great in Grabber Yellow.
need more pics
July 6, 2010Just got a call from the guy painting the Mustang. Its finaly in primer and I need to deliver more parts this Thursday. I`ll be sure to post more pics then.
July 7, 2010Wow, Mike - I hope you`re getting a deal on this paintjob. A year to get to primer?
July 8, 2010A previous customer whos car was completed before mine came back with some paint issues that had to be corrected. That pushed my car back about 10 months. Also the painter`s daughter had a car there that he wanted to finish before mine. So Yea I am getting a good deal.
July 9, 2010Yeah, that is a long time. I don`t think I could wait that long.
That paint job should be flawless with about 10 coats of clear...
July 10, 2010Here is how the Mach I looked on Thrusday Night!
July 10, 2010I guess it is not YELLOW yet then
July 10, 2010I like that whole open feeling ur goin for. Just kiddin!! Lookin forward to seein it done!!
July 16, 2010well I have been looking to change the suspension and this is what i want to go with!
July 21, 2010I like the idea of a SLA front suspension up front.
But I don`t get what`s going on with the 3-link plus Watt`s link rear end you pictured. It looks to me like the cage (black) only exists to provide front mounting points for the control arms... but those could mount to the rear subframe (where the front end of the leafs currently are mounted). And then it looks like the black cage thing will have to hang low or else it will limit suspension travel. And what`s the deal with the horizontally mounted shocks and springs?
Have you looked at the early options from Griggs or Maximum Motorsports? Those guys have built a LOT of road-race ready suspensions for early and late Mustangs. Bruce Griggs` personal car is a `69, if I remember right. I`d look really closely at their product.
July 21, 2010SoCal94: Thanks for the comments and suggestions. The Rear Pushrod Suspension System from Total Control is actually a Trailing Arm suspension. The middle link is a torque arm designed to limit the rolling of the axle.
The arms of the cage sit in the same area (or higher) than the leaf springs do. The bottem edge of the cage is actually at the same height as the watts link. The cage also handles all vertical and lateral forces the suspension creates. If you look closely there is a pushrod running verticly from the axel to a rocker arm. the other end of the rocker is attached to the Coil over Shock. This rocker arm is designed to use increasing rate geometry. IE 1 inch of shock travel equals 2 inches of axle travel (I am guessing at the ratio)
When I was doing my research I was:
1. looking for a suspension system that would allow the routing of exhuast out the back. The picture I posted doesn`t realy show it but it is possible to route the exhuast through the stock locations and out the back with this suspension.
2. something that could easly be changed back to stock. To me it seems like Griggs Racing requires changing to a Mustang II front suspension before you can benifit from thier suspensions. With the Total Control Rear Pushrod System I could just unbolt things and then re-hang the leaf springs if so desired.
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