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i was told that the mustang II was the same width as our first gen escort. i was thinking about taking the rear end, and mounting it to my car...getting a new trans and a 302 and somehow converting it to rear wheel drive. i would be king of the road out here if i could do this...what kind of work would it be...and who would love to drive one????
 

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d00d!! I've got a great idea!!!

How about we take the engine out, then re-weld in the suspension towers, lengthen the unibody to the mustang specs, put in all new fenders, panels, and interior, then swap out the tranny with the mustang, then re-weld the entire frame, make it rear wheel drive, and then paint it mustang colors!!

oh wait... then we'd have a mustang.


I think I've made my point ;)
 

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I have an old 92 Mustang that I have no plans for and ould like to try that but just 1 problem. I can weld very well but I'm afraid I would not have it lined up perfectly straight and kill myself at high speeds. If someone could explain the process of welding in the rear I ould start this weekend.


Hey if someone can give a basic explanation I would let everyone know how I did it with pics.
 

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Sounds fun. to get the rear in straight, first, figure out HOW you are going to mount it to the car. After that, remove the rear suspension cradle. Make sure the front tires are straight. Put your mustang rear end on jack stands and slide it under the car. get all of your hardware for mounting the rear end in place but not tightened down. Measure back from the center of the hub of the front wheel to the center of the axle hub on the rear end. Do this on both sides. Then you can drop a plumb line from all four hub centers and measure the diagonals. they should be VERY close to the same. Make adjustment as needed. Then tighten down you mounting hardware. NOTE: this doesn't work if the front wheels are not in the same position relative to the car. Get it as close as you can, then head to an old timer with an alignment rack and explain the situation. He will be your saviour in this.

Don't forget the drive shaft tunnel, the firewall modifications, and some way to mount the engine. If you are good with a welder make some brackets and weld them in. You will also need to figure out a crossmember for the tranny.

With a welder, some torches, a bunch of scrap metal, and a good imagination you can make anything work. Just plan the whole thing out first before you cut anything.

Good luck
 
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