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Strut Your Stuff
Like most cars from the 1960s, '65-'73 Mustangs suffer from poor geometry due to the minimal demands of the tires and traffic of their day. Today's roads and superior tire traction require updates to make these cars work as well as they look. By installing Fatman Fabrication's strut-type suspension, based on '94-'04 Mustang parts, you can eliminate bump steer while gaining an adjustable ride height with either coilover or AirRide springs, along with five-lug disc brakes (15-inch or larger wheels required). A recent upgrade to the kit includes the use of newer Ford rack-and-pinion steering with larger tie rods and a different U-joint connection that allows more room for headers. The TIG-welded tubular lower control arms eliminate the strut rods and attach to a new K-member plate, which bolts to the original lower control arm mounts and reinforces the body. Since the McPherson strut suspension eliminates the upper control arms, you can choose to trim the fenders.