How to Install a 1971-1973 Suspension System
Total Control Products corrals the ’71-’73 Mustang’s handling challenges
This Total Control Products suspension install article begins with a little background. We’re installing a complete TCP suspension system on a ’71 Mustang convertible, the centerpiece of an effort called “Rebuilding Generations.” Created by Kevin Keep of My Deals LLC and the Calvary Chapel of Eagle, Idaho, Rebuilding Generations consists of a group of students who bridge the generations by enabling older, more experienced enthusiasts to teach young people about auto repair and restoration.
For this project, Rebuilding Generations is building a ’71 Mustang convertible restomod for display at the 2013 SEMA Show. Optima Batteries has jumped on-board along with Strange Engineering, Modern Driveline, Total Control Products, West Coast Kustoms, Wilwood Brakes, TMI Products, and others. Bruce Couture of Modern Driveline opened up his Boise shop for our TCP suspension installation, along with a five-speed/cable clutch conversion as well.
We’re going to show you how to improve the ’71-’73 Mustang’s plowing mentality with TCP suspension components that will weave crispness into these great road-going cruisers. If you install enough power in a ’71-’73 Mustang and team it up with an excellent handling and braking system, you have a Mustang ready for both the interstates and the canyons.
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Rack & Pinion for Mustang Classics
If you have the budget, wrap up your Mustang suspension with power rack and pinion from Total Control Products. We’ve installed this system on a number of classic Mustangs. It bolts in without special modifications and cutting. And once it is installed, you will wonder how you ever got along without it. Rack and pinion makes your steering crisp and spot-on accurate. TCP provides everything you’ll need for the weekend installation.