|Stock ||Modified |
|Front suspension ||$329 |
|RRS Phase III front end |
|Springs, sway bars, |
shocks, both F&R
|$639 ||RRS three-link rear ||$3,500 |
|Manual-steering box ||$375 ||Rack-and-pinion steering |
(power steering extra)
|Pitman arm, tie rods, |
drag link, and idler arm
|Aluminum gear case ||$390 |
|Front spindles ||$299 ||8-inch housing ||$199 |
|Force10 disc brakes |
(comparable to RRS)
|$2,009 ||31-spline axles ||$399 |
| ||8-inch Trac Loc differential ||$399 |
|Salvage rear axle ||$500 ||3.25 ring-and-pinion ||$200 |
| ||Cobra rear-disc brakes ||$499 |
|Suspension/Brake Total ||$4,451 ||Suspension/Brake Total ||$11,931 |
|Dynacorn body ||$15,500 ||Dynacorn body ||$15,500 |
|Project Total ||$19,951 ||Project Total ||$27,431 |
Here's the bulk of the rear...
Here's the bulk of the rear suspension goodies ready to go onto the car. The two trailing arms will securely locate the rear axle. The springs in the coilover shocks completely replace the old leaf springs and carry the entire rear weight of the car. The long torque arm attaches to the pinion-housing bolt pattern and eliminates axle wind up.
We are using a transmission...
We are using a transmission jack to support the axle assembly as the rear suspension components are installed, leaving the fasteners loose.
Because a large wheel-and-tire...
Because a large wheel-and-tire assembly will no doubt be used, space will be tight. It's imperative the axle is positioned exactly on center within the car. Here, one side measurement is checked against the other.
Satisfied that the axle is...
Satisfied that the axle is in the correct position, we continue the suspension assembly. the Watt's linkage is installed; its purpose is to eliminate side-to-side movement of the axlehousing.
Next, Emery lifts the rear-axle...
Next, Emery lifts the rear-axle torque arm into place where it will be installed onto the pinion housing. The long moment of leverage means the axle can't twist at all.
This is the completed rear...
This is the completed rear suspension. It will be a slick and modern setup when combined with the RRS front suspension, and we know this car is going to handle nicely. Keep checking back with Mustang & Fords for ongoing coverage of the Dynacorn/Autoworks project.