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Old 04-24-2003, 04:06   #1 (permalink)
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Front suspension mod - XR

Slunk over here from FSP to search the archives... nothing found as yet. So, I'm asking.

My issue: I want to relocate the upper arm mounts on a '67 XR, in the way Carroll Shelby tweaked the Mustangs. It requires me to redrill an inch lower.

Problem is, the outermost sheetmetal layer of the shock tower (in the engine bay) doesn't have full coverage in the area I want to drill. It would leave the underlying washers cocked on an angle, and maybe not as strong.

Has anyone attempted this mod, on an XR? What was your solution?

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Old 04-27-2003, 23:03   #2 (permalink)
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I hate to see posts go unanswered.

addo, I understand what you are asking but am not familiar with the mod on XR Falcons. I would suggest you need to stregthen the area somehow, maybe some extra plating.

This forum isn't very active (that's a huge understatement) but you might find what you need to know here;

or ask at the Ford I6 forum, plenty of guys there (USA & OZ) modding older Fords;
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Old 04-27-2003, 23:56   #3 (permalink)
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I think I have a copy of the template that they used on the early mustangs to perform this modification. I think it is in the mustang handling guide I have at home. I think my engine bay may be similar (67 Mustang) to the falcon of the same era, let me know if you want me to get some pics to compare them to your XR.
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Old 04-29-2003, 00:18   #5 (permalink)
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I'm also interested in this mod on an xr i'm going to have a chat to guy named greg selby at east coast suspension(i think) to see what he says i'll post when i get an answer, but i would think that if the thickness of the steel is the same 1 inch down from the current mounting point then there should not be too much of a problem.
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