Originally Posted by reece1
the way i am attacking it is adding new rear mounting points,removing tank and replacing with a fuel cell,flat floor,exhaust each side of number plates,would like to hear from someone who has done it
I have had my ZC like that now for about 16-18 years
The tank has gone and I use a custom aluminium tank now.
The rails are all left original as ford produced them, so I could go back to original if I wanted to, I'd just need to get a diff with the correct spacing on the saddles.
At the rear (where the tank used to live) i have 2 box sections running from left rail to right rail. then between them i have 2 more box sections runing parallel to the ford rails, front to rear and approx 2" inboard, these inborad rails have the holes for the shackles to mount to.
At the front of the spring rail area, I have a thick angles peice welded in, basically opposite side of the rail to what ford have done and the spring mounts between this angled section and the rail using the original hole in the rail.
the sping saddles have been moved in the approriate amount ans i had to manufacture different lower plates because of the shock mounting.
My wheel arches have been split and moved to the chassis rail.
I run 295 TA's under the back with plenty of room, I have run 305 mcrearys under there as well, and the wheel sits in the guard with no rubbing.
Exhaust is not an issue as it is all custom made, I don't think I have many original things left on my car anymore.