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Relocating leaf spings inward 67 mustang
Just wondering if anyone has ever attempted relocating the leaf springs inwards on a 60's Mustang? I need to get a little more clearance for 10.5 x 28 MT ET drags. The MT's fit, but they stick out too far for my taste. I only want to move them one inch inwards and have decided to chop away underneath. I have got one front spring pocket almost finished and am fairly pleased with the result. I have reinforced the outer sectioned frame rail with 3/16" plate and then added another 3/16 plate on the inside of the remaining frame rail side plate to make the width of the new frame rail slightly wider than the original. 3/16" plate is probably 3 or 4 times heavier than the original frame rail and the new section width will ensure that any torsion on this assembly will be handled better than the OEM design. I still need to weld in a 1" spacer outboard of the front spring eye but will wait until I have installed CalTracs to ensure pocket width is OK. Once I finish the other one, then I still need to weld new spring perches on the 9" and fab a set of 1" offset shackles. After that is done, then a little sugery on the front of the inner wheel houses and we should be good to go!
Last edited by 460fastback; 11-11-2009 at 12:33 AM.