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Author Topic:   ford clips?????
joeltjen
Member
posted July 16, 2000 11:35 PM
does anyone know if there are any ford clip mods being built on the thunderbird ect. rearsteer clip??? if so who builds them? are there any problems associated with these clips??? thanks a bunch! john


jammin
Administrator
posted July 16, 2000 11:39 PM
John, I know there are some being made out of LTD clips. THey are WIDE!....The deal with them is, besides being wide, the unsprung weight on the front is pretty light. The lower A-arms are pretty light. Not like a normal chevy A.


jammin
Administrator
posted July 18, 2000 08:00 AM
I think there are some people building some out of the cars you are talking about, but I do not know who.


d4490
Member
posted July 18, 2000 03:04 PM
The LTD Crown Vic is your best choice. Front geometry is simular to GM metric, and is WIDE like Jammin said. I ran a Street Stock that was an 1979 Ford Thunderbird with rear steer, and when something would hit one of the front tires, the frame would bend. I lost 2" of wheelbase on the right side with a light brush with the wall. Front frame that the strut rod attaches to is to weak, and you would have to attach your front bumper to it.

Go with the mid 80's Crown vic.

Chris

d4490
Member
posted July 24, 2000 07:48 PM
did this info help out????


joeltjen
Member
posted July 24, 2000 10:56 PM
thanks for the reply. still looking for the thunderbird chassis though. ran a rear steer mod for almost 8 years and loved it. totaled 2 cars in that time but still running the original clip. only drawback was if you got out into the wall even a little you bent a tie rod. rest of it seemed to take a pretty good beating. pretty sure the clip was heavier than even the full gm clips but i think we made up some in unsprung weight. thanks again! john


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