Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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Mustang Front Suspension Installation Forgotten Fastback 1965
In this installation video, Bill demonstrates how to upgrade a front
suspension in CJ's 1965 Forgotten Fastback project car. Before the upgrade,
the Forgotten Fastback's suspension was beyond poor, with two 4x4s for
springs and several loose parts.
In order to make the Fastback a Mustang with modern updates, we've
decided to install a stock-style suspension with a few performance
upgrades, which will provide a better handling experience. For springs,
upper and lower control arms, and a strut rod kit, we've chosen top-quality
products from Scott Drake.
Mustang Scott Drake Coil
These springs allow your Classic Mustang to take advantage of the
latest suspension technology and perform more like a modern sports car.
They provide a fairly stock smooth ride during normal driving, but as the
springs compress under load (primarily during braking and cornering) they
progressively become firmer to offer the handling characteristics similar
to our 600 pound performance springs.
Mustang Scott Drake Lower
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These lower control arms are the finest available and feature the original
riveted design for a more authentic look. They are painted black and
natural steel gray and come with a ball joint, grease seal, a washer and
nut and a cotter key.
Mustang Scott Drake Upper
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These upper control arms are the finest reproductions available and are not
rebuilt, but rather all new. They're painted black and natural steel gray,
come ready to install, and include the bushings, ball joint, but with
cotter key and washers with locking nuts.
67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
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RIDETECH level 2 coil over + 4 link install (71 Chevy Camaro)
Ridetech level 2 coil over + 4 link install on 71 Camaro. This is our 2nd
RIDETECH suspension upgrade completed, with this group of friends; our
first on a "F" body! For the "F" body, we had to break out the welder!
The older American Thunder series flowmaster transverse muffler/exhaus had
to be removed to clear the upper link brackets. Andy, Don, Mike, Ray, Jim
and Terry, thank you so much for your help on this. Replaced the
Flowmaster "american thunder series" tranverse muffler with two 3 chamber
50 series flowmasters. Ran the 2.5 inch runs under the differential. The
pipes allow for wider tires down the road. Car has more Pep! The guys at
Guaranteed Mufflers and Brakes in Fremont, were great! Really happy with
the new deep sound.
Next step: Finalize the ride height!
RideTech Suspension Swap Challenge
After winning the RideTech online contest, Dustin Bernacki shows up at the
2011 Holley LS Fest with his crew ready for business. Check out how they
transform his '68 Chevelle in to a corner carving machine.
1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang Pro Touring For Sale Flemings Ultimate Garage
Over $100K spent on this show car!!! 428 Cobra Jet V-8 (436 RWHP-501HP
crank), Tremec TKO 5-speed trans, Currie Ford 9" rear w/ 3.50
posi-traction, mirror finish Moss green metallic paint w/ Limegold stripes,
$16K tan leather custom interior w/ suede headliner, leather covered dash,
leather full length console, leather and suede covered trunk, power
windows, digital sound system w/ navigation, DVD player w/ dash & trunk
mounted screens, full custom Autometer Phantom gauge dash, 3 spoke Motolita
wood & stainless wheel, vintage brand air-conditioning, Baer 13"+ 12" power
4 wheel disc brakes w/ cross drilled rotors, 17" Shelby 10-spoke alloys w/
hi-speed radials, total control power rack & pinion steering, total control
coil over suspension, rear view projector in the back up light, great
sounding ceramic coated dual Exhaust,
billet interior dress up, polished engine compartment, magazine car,
professionally built 3 year reproduction, spectacular!
1968 Mercury Cougar Brakes
12th Part of the 1968 Mercury Cougar restoration. A closer look at the
braking system is taken here. As a bonus a Matco double flare tool can be
seen in action.
Installing Front Suspension from Laurel Mountain Mustang 1969 Ford Mustang Restoration Part 41
Featured in the video,are the new front suspension, and coil springs from
The front Suspension kit and coil springs for the 1969 Mustang from Laurel Mountain Mustang are installed. This is a
step by step on the process of putting the front suspension back on the
car. Still hustling to get it ready for the 50th Anniversary Mustang celebration!
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Suspension Kit MSK6873-SUSL
About Laurel Mountain Mustang from their website in owner
Kevin Mills own words, a true Mustanger! " Laurel Mountain Mustang opened in 1989, but began
with the love of the Mustang when I bought my 1967, 289
Clearwater Aqua Coupe with a black vinyl top. I restored this car, then
bought another, and another, and another, and it snowballed into a
full-time business. We know the Mustangs inside and out and we wish
to help you with your Mustang needs -- from engine, fuel
system, Exhaust systems, heating,
cooling, drivetrain, body, suspension, wheels, brakes, convertible items,
books, stripes, decals, etc."
Check out all of these restored to better than new parts for the 69
project! Making it to the Mustang 50th anniversary, let's go!
Follow along on as this 1969 Ford Mustang M code ( 351 4 barrel) car
goes though a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. This California, DSO 71
( Los Angeles) black plate 1969 Coupe is loaded with options as verified by
the Marti Report Originally sold at Fred Hauter Ford in Montrose CA( now
closed) this car has remained in Southern California it's whole life. It
was built in June of 1969 as is only 1 of 7 M code, Deluxe interior coupes.
It came with the following options: 351 Windsor 4 barrel, FMX auto trans,
Electric Clock, Wide Oval belted tires, Power front disc brakes, Power
Steering, Air conditioning, AM\FM stereo, Interior Decor Group( think Mach
1 and Grande but with a bench seat),Tinted Glass, Argent Styled steel
wheels( same as the GT and Mach for 69). The car is an unusual coupe and
worthy of some attention.
The plan is to return the car to it's original Royal Maroon Paint-3059-A.
Follow along for an in-dept series on the preservation and restoration of
this cool 69.