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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-13, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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92 cougar xr-7 IRS swap into fox body Capri?

I'm hoping someone here will know if the IRS from a 92 cougar will fit into an 82 Capri.
I know the ought was at some point built on the fox platform,but I don't know when it ended. That being said does the IRS fit. I remember reading something about it possibly being 3/4" wider,which is fine,but am I looking at any major problems,or will it swap in.
I can weld,so if I need to fab something to make it work that's fine.
Has none done this before and any links to info would be great.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-10-13, 08:03 AM
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Re: 92 cougar xr-7 IRS swap into fox body Capri?

I saw a big block Chevy stuffed into a Metropolitan (remember those?) at a car show a few years ago. The point is, you can put anything into anything if you have the skills, time, and money.

We have fabricated cars "frame-up" over the years. My goal has always been to get total performance from a vehicle, not just to get it to run, and getting a modified car to handle right has always been difficult. So yes, you can make the IRS fit, but make sure to measure the factory mounts exactly, then duplicate the mounts and geometry exactly in the '82. Additionally, there are many ready cut suspension mounts available in fabricator catalogs available to NASCAR, off-road and circle track racers.

Obviously, your welding skills should be up to FAA standards if you are welding on suspension components and want the wheels to stay on the car.

Good luck! That sounds like a good project, tell us more!
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