1973 Mach 1 Suspension cut-a-way/ diagram

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Hello Fellow Enthusiasts. Looking to rebuild the front suspension of my 1973 Mach 1.

Can someone PLEASE direct me to a diagram or cut-a-way showing a break down of the front suspension parts.

I need to order ALL the replacement upper/lower ball joint, bushings, tie rod ends, etc, etc.

Would like to visually SEE a front suspension cut-a-way/diagram to make sure my parts list is complete!.

Tried Googling 1973 Mustang Mach 1 front suspension diagram/cut-a-way with NO success...& Kinda PISSED about it!!!...10 BILLION Porno websites & NOT 1 DAMN suspension diagram!!!.... Well it guess it's time to look at some Japanese porn & rub one out!!!...Mark

 
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Mark,

Here you go...

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It is from the Mustang Part and Body Illustration CD...has pics of every assembly on the 73. Bought off ebay so just took a screen shot of the page I thought you were looking for. Great resource for seeing how anything on car goes together.

 

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It is from the Mustang Part and Body Illustration CD...has pics of every assembly on the 73. Bought off ebay so just took a screen shot of the page I thought you were looking for. Great resource for seeing how anything on car goes together.
THANKS Jeff; Going to have to purchase a copy!...Got FRUSTRATED with my Google search attempts...

Check your PMs...Christmas may have come early!!!...Mark

 

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Hello Fellow Enthusiasts. Looking to rebuild the front suspension of my 1973 Mach 1.

Can someone PLEASE direct me to a diagram or cut-a-way showing a break down of the front suspension parts.

I need to order ALL the replacement upper/lower ball joint, bushings, tie rod ends, etc, etc.
Here's a couple of different views from my '71 Shop Manual and one from the 2014 NPD catalog, page 87.

1971 Front Suspension.JPG

1971 Steering Linkage.JPG

NPD pg 87 2014.JPG

 

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Sounds like you need a shop manual....

 

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Check with Don (Vendor on this site) as he may have a suspension kit available.

Before I came to this site I got a kit from here:

http://laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-73-suspension-restoration-kit-sb

You can get it specific to a 302, 351, or 429, just need to specify when ordering.

I was able to customize it with whatever I wanted upgraded, from 7/8" front sway bar to the 1" one for example. Didn't have to get anything else as the kit had everything I needed. I am sure Don can do the same thing and make recommendations to you.

 

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Check with Don (Vendor on this site) as he may have a suspension kit available.

Before I came to this site I got a kit from here:

http://laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-73-suspension-restoration-kit-sb

You can get it specific to a 302, 351, or 429, just need to specify when ordering.

I was able to customize it with whatever I wanted upgraded, from 7/8" front sway bar to the 1" one for example. Didn't have to get anything else as the kit had everything I needed. I am sure Don can do the same thing and make recommendations to you.
Hello jbojo; This may sound "Strange" to some, but I prefer to keep as much of the car's parts as it came from the factory, meaning I believe the car/s have a "Soul" & would rather spend the extra time & effort chiseling/grinding off the old riveted ball joint & just replacing the old ball joint, then replacing with NEW upper & lower arms & ball joints...Mark



Hello Fellow Enthusiasts. Looking to rebuild the front suspension of my 1973 Mach 1.

Can someone PLEASE direct me to a diagram or cut-a-way showing a break down of the front suspension parts.

I need to order ALL the replacement upper/lower ball joint, bushings, tie rod ends, etc, etc.
Here's a couple of different views from my '71 Shop Manual and one from the 2014 NPD catalog, page 87.
Hello Don & Thanks for the photos & information. I ordered the CD-Rom that Jeff recommended...Mark
 
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