Jeff Ford
January 1, 2004
Photos By: Larry Jewett

The bleeding edge of the restomod movement is the Mustang II front suspension. That is, unless you own a Mustang II. If that's the case, you can sit back and shake your head at the rest of us who are just now "getting it." The II suspension offers a better ride and handling when welded into a vintage Ford chassis. We've driven a '66 Mustang as well as a '64 Fairlane and Comet, all wearing the newest craze in the suspension market, and we have to say they do indeed handle better and respond quicker than stock.

Heidt's Rod Shop of Wauconda, Illinois, has been a longtime supplier of II suspensions to the street rod market. As the Ford restomod movement grew, the boundary of acceptable changes did too. Thus, the Mustang II front end began to be seen more and more. Now, we are amazed by the whacked shock towers, but on the whole we're not offended by them. Times, they are a-changing.

When Merv and Pat Rego of Classic Creations of Central Florida (CCCF) decided to do something wild-such as a Sedan Delivery '66 Mustang packing a 460 V-8-they needed lots of engine-bay room. So a call was placed to Heidt's and we snapped shots of the progress.

What's It Cost?
Heidt's Mustang II front end with manual rack and brakes $1,929Labor (welding, suspension removal, install of Mustang II suspension) $1,200

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