Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

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Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by JMartin » Mon May 27, 2013 10:52 pm

I am about to start a restoration of a 69 for my son. It's also been sitting for years, but I used its frame for my current car, as the old frame had way too much rust.

I plan to sandblast the old frame, and reweld in new metal where it was eaten from the horse hair pads. I also have Mustange 2 clip that I want to put into the car. This would give my son better steering, brakes, etc with over the counter parts. Don't get me wrong, I love my roadster, but I don't have all the front end components to keep this second car original, and I am likely not going to use a roadster engine in it anyway.

Has anyone attempted this before?
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by spl310 » Mon May 27, 2013 10:56 pm

You realize that the Mustang II was a unibody, while a Roadster has a frame and body. Two different kinds of vehicles. If you build a frame, then you can put the Mustang II suspension on it though...
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by JMartin » Mon May 27, 2013 11:06 pm

Yes, sorry I should have mentioned that. My friend is a heavy duty mechanic, and he did something similar to a Sunbeam Alpine (unibody I believe). He didn't think it would be an issue. Time will tell!

I appreciate all the advice, I just thought it might be neat to try, and didn't know if someone had already do it and hated the concept or liked it.
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by spl310 » Mon May 27, 2013 11:15 pm

Yes, an Alpine is a unibody, and it would be easy enough to put a Mustang II clip into it. Best buy some steel channel to build a frame!
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by GeoffM » Mon May 27, 2013 11:22 pm

There was a Roadster with a Mustang II front clip on Vancouver Craigslist a few years ago. Wonder what happened to it...
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by JMartin » Tue May 28, 2013 11:45 pm

I checked with my buddy who did it in his Sunbeam. He said that he did the same thing (added steel/channel) He said that his Sunbeam was unibody (with a partial frame) and he wanted to beef it up. He has a v6 in his from a ford ranger, and other than a large scoop on the hood, it fit quite well.

I will hopefully get to it this summer, I just wanted to ask the site here about it.

Geoff, I don't remember seeing a Mustang II clip in a roadster before, but if you find one in the lower mainland, I've love to contact the owner.
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by RCMike » Wed May 29, 2013 12:00 am

I have seen this done a LOT in the Mercury Comet/Ford Falcon world (unibody with subframe) so they can cut out the shock towers and fit big block v8s..

Its not tough, if you are handy with a welder.. I can't imagine it would be impossible with the roadster...

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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by JMartin » Wed May 29, 2013 12:18 am

I totally "SUCK" at welding...its a good thing a friend is a good welder. I would rather pay him to weld it in than trust my welding.
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by RCMike » Wed May 29, 2013 12:23 am

lol too funny... I took welding at the community college.. I can make two pieces stick together, but I wouldn't want to put anything important on either… Still want to learn more.. one day.. one day..

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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by twistin » Wed May 29, 2013 4:01 am

Done a few front clips, most are based on a certain width measurment, Mustang 2 being the most popular, it could be done but not for everyone as I have seen some install that were major fails but others passed.
If you look at the thread resto or mod Alvin posted a pic of a racecar that is using a mustang 2 upper control arm.

If your serious about this swap I could do the math and see if its possible, as I have a Must 2 clip and a roadster frame to test.
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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by sports imports » Wed May 29, 2013 12:06 pm

if you want a mustang 2 clip, get a mustang!!!

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Re: Anyone used a Mustang 2 clip?

Post by spl310 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:35 pm

If you really want to put the Mustang front end in, I would look at one of the aftermarket crossmembers. I recall seeing one that was pretty close to correct for a Roadster.
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