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Can't believe I've been on the site since 2008 and never posted projects. This is my current project and it will be a slow build process as funds become available. The plan is to install the following:

Art Morrison Sport IFS (purchased)
Custom 3 Link (purchased)
Viper T56 (purchased)
Coyote Engine
2013 Shelby Front Disc Brakes (purchased)
SRT8 Challenger Disc Brakes (purchased)
Custom Interior (possibly TMI upholstery)
IMG_0563.jpg 20131026_223143.jpg 20150413_171333.jpg Coyote Motor Lift Fixture 1.jpg

 

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Looking forward to seeing and hearing more! That's a tight squeeze......curious to see how the clearances look. Guess we could call it "dog in a cat"! ;>P
 

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I'm not good with remembering to take pictures Andrew, but I will try my best. I also got lazy using photobucket since I had the photos on my computer. More detailed pics will use photobucket. Love how your build is going. I initially saw your build @pro-touring. I haven't even posted this build there yet.
 

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I'm not good with remembering to take pictures Andrew, but I will try my best. I also got lazy using photobucket since I had the photos on my computer. More detailed pics will use photobucket. Love how your build is going. I initially saw your build @pro-touring. I haven't even posted this build there yet.
Well, get on it :)

People love to follow along.

And thank you...

Andrew
 

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Always admire the guts to go against convention, especially with driveline. Not sure I have the patience to collect all the knowledge (or money) to do something as bold! Looking forward to the rest of the story.
 

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A few updates to my build. The front suspnsion is mostly welded in. Still need to weld in the gussests, top coil over mount, and down tubes. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics.







 

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YES SIR! Looks great...
 

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Looks great!! What did your Art Morrison Sport IFS cost and is the custom 3 link from Art Morrison or this is what you came up with?


Thanks, Michael
 

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Looks great!! What did your Art Morrison Sport IFS cost and is the custom 3 link from Art Morrison or this is what you came up with?


Thanks, Michael
Sorry Michael. I didn't receive any notification that you replied. I paid a little over $3600. Shipping brought it up another $300. The 3-link is something I came up with.
 

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Oh that's alright these things happen. There's a lot of choices out there for a more modern front end, what made you choose Art Morrison, just curious? Cool that you came up with the 3 link on your own, why not a 4 link? Sorry for all the questions I love these builds and I'm just trying to get as much information as I can before I pull the trigger on my car. I'm going to be doing this with my 69 and the coyote motor too.


Thanks you very much for your time, Michael
 

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Oh that's alright these things happen. There's a lot of choices out there for a more modern front end, what made you choose Art Morrison, just curious? Cool that you came up with the 3 link on your own, why not a 4 link? Sorry for all the questions I love these builds and I'm just trying to get as much information as I can before I pull the trigger on my car. I'm going to be doing this with my 69 and the coyote motor too.


Thanks you very much for your time, Michael
At the time I purchased the suspension, a few companies had just come out with their own suspension designs (TCI and Detroit Speed to name a few). I had used mustang II suspensions in the past, which worked great and all, but I wanted something different. Art Morrison did some comparison test which I thought looked very promising. Their suspension allowed me a little more flexibility of how I wanted to mount everything. The x-member is bolted in which will allow me to remove it to replace oil pan gaskets and such because I will mount the engine to the frame only. Also, their pricing was within my budget. As for the rear suspension, it was actually a project for me in college and I wanted to see it come to life. At the time, it was all the rage. I had read up on other suspension designs; parallel 4-link, Satchel 4-link, leaf spring, etc but the 3-link seemed to be the best compromise. I had also noticed that at the time mustangs were doing well in trans-am racing with their 3-link live axle. Ultimately though, when I decided what to use for my car, I just wanted to be different. One thing I will say, based on experience, if you decide to remove the shock towers, try to put back as much strength back as you can. Just plating the rails is not enough. I had installed a mustang II on my brother's 66 mustang and after 7+ years of daily driving, he did start to develop cracks in the cowl area. Tying into the firewall is crucial in my opinion. With the shock towers out the suspension loads go through the thin fender aprons into the cowl were you will start to see the cracking.
 
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