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I now have Integrated Strut Arms for 71-73 Mustang (fits 67-73 Mustangs and a bunch more Ford and Mercury vehicles).  They combine the lower control arm and strut rod into one heavy duty high performance and fully adjustable product.  I built a 65-66 Mustang version last year and have finally gotten the 67+ version ready to go.  Here is a link:

 

1967+ Integrated Strut Arms

Tracy Blackford

www.pacificthunderperformance.com

ptpengineering@yahoo.com

Anaheim Hills, CA

 

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That's cool. I did a heim join upgrade to the strut rods a few years back. Is there an additional advantage to having the strut rod integrated into the lower control arm?

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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That's cool.  I did a heim join upgrade to the strut rods a few years back.  Is there an additional advantage to having the strut rod integrated into the lower control arm?

 

It's an evolution of design.  There are vintage and modern vehicles that have the two parts integrated into one part and that is where the inspiration came from.  Weight is one advantage.  It is lighter than the two separate parts which means better response time for the suspension.  For a street car that is not typically an issue but for a track car it can be important.  Cost is another advantage.  One part can be designed and built which reduces cost.  Things can be optimized when you combine them together also

Tracy Blackford

www.pacificthunderperformance.com

ptpengineering@yahoo.com

Anaheim Hills, CA

 

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Thanks Tracy for your thoughtful and polite input. I just realized this is a classified section post. I clicked on 'new posts' and just responded. I didn't realize this was something you engineered. It looks like a great product that brings our old cars even more forward to the modern engineering.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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Looks awesome. If I ever change LCA's this is definitely something I will consider. Sending you a message re a thought I had about a potential improvement.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_01_07_15_8_53_18.png

 

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