Mustang II front end


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Post Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:58 pm

Re: Mustang II front end

I don't think too much should be made of one company having IHC listed in their catalogue. The IHC frame is a simple ladder design, not unlike other manufacturers of that time. The width of the frame where the MII crossmember will be installed is important. After that, it is all about following the instructions.
If all a person has is a HF buzz-box and little or no welding experience, the bolt-in option should be strongly considered.
On this forum, one of the members posted a picture of his welding an IFS to his IH frame. The welds looked like bird droppings. This is totally unsafe.
I like to simplicity of the Crown Victoria Ford IFS modular design. I do not know about the width match-up. I would not take a difference in this area as a deal breaker. https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sour ... e_o33SG7es
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Post Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:59 am

Re: Mustang II front end

nikkinutshop wrote:I don't think too much should be made of one company having IHC listed in their catalogue. The IHC frame is a simple ladder design, not unlike other manufacturers of that time. The width of the frame where the MII crossmember will be installed is important. After that, it is all about following the instructions.
If all a person has is a HF buzz-box and little or no welding experience, the bolt-in option should be strongly considered.
On this forum, one of the members posted a picture of his welding an IFS to his IH frame. The welds looked like bird droppings. This is totally unsafe.
I like to simplicity of the Crown Victoria Ford IFS modular design. I do not know about the width match-up. I would not take a difference in this area as a deal breaker. https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sour ... e_o33SG7es


Can you share an example of a bolt-in solution? I have not yet seen a manufacturer that offers a truly "bolt-in" front-end conversion kit for the 1940-1946 K trucks.

Fat Man (appear to be weld-in, no reference to either "weld-in" or "bolt-in" are made on the product site)
http://www.fatmanfab.com/product/mii-kits-mustang-ii-kits

Street Rod Engineering (instructions clearly indicate both provisions for bolting in the kit as well as welding)
https://www.streetrodengineering.com/products/1941-international-ih-ultra-ride-kit
https://www.streetrodengineering.com/Media/Default/Downloads/Instruction%20Sheets/Ultra%20Ride%20IFS%20Front%20Steer%20Installation%20Instructions.pdf
2006 Subaru Impala WRX Wagon (daily driver)
2001 Ford F150 Supercrew (hauler)
1985 Ford F150 (donor)
1941 International K2 (project)
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Post Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:13 am

Re: Mustang II front end

It's been a year.....what did you go with?
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