Project Large Marge 1972 Mustang Coilover
Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
August 3, 2015
Photos By: Jason Lewis

Stock suspension setups are great…for stock cars. But if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that your car is a long ways from stock, and that is the case with Large Marge, our 1973 Mustang project car. The goals for this car are to make it a nice driver that can also hold its own on a road course or autocross, and to that end we’re concentrating on the suspension this time around. In this video, we start up front by removing the grimy stock parts and replacing them with high-quality Total Control parts from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks.

We’ll show you step-by-step how to remove the old junk, clean off 42-ish years of grease and crud, and install the shiny new Total Control upper and lower control arms, adjustable strut rods, and VariShock coil-overs. This gives ol’ Marge better handling, safer driving, and more performance potential once we start throwing on sticky tires and more horsepower under the hood. There are even a couple of old-timer tricks to help those who have never removed ball joints and coil springs.

The next time we crawl under our Mustang, we’ll be working on the rear suspension with more Total Control parts, so stay tuned.