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  1. Good eye, it is a 69 Mach 1 that was wrecked, the previous owner cut the entire rear off a 70 and welded it to the 69. You can see in the picture where the paint is taken away over the fender where one of the cut lines were.
  2. I am also. I leave for work at 3:45 am. I live in Iowa and they have been thick this year.
  3. Well I did run into another issue.... I hit a deer on my way to work yesterday. It’s funny how you get going on a project and have funds set aside and just trying to make a good decision and something like this happens. I am very lucky that I was driving my expedition. My passenger airbag went off but not my drivers... weird
  4. I definitely should have done my research before getting my mini tubs! It was a lot of work to cut the rails and keep everything straight.
  5. I am kind of in the same boat as you, I want a better look, ride, and the possibility of auto crossing. That is not something that I do now, but I have a few friends who do. I don’t have a set budget, but in my head I was thinking 5-6k for front and rear suspension.
  6. Thank you all for the great advice, unfortunately I would not be able to use the MTF watts link because it slips over the existing frame rails and I have “scooped” mine out to fit the tub in. After talking with a lot of companies yesterday, I have really narrowed it down to 3 options. SorT 3 link, and like everyone on here says, Shawn is a great guy and very easy to talk with. Another option is the TCI torque arm for mini tubs. And somehow the ridetech 4 link will still work with a different weld on bracket for the lowers. I am very skeptical because every other 4 link doesn’t work. The other option is to ditch the mini tubs and not run a wider tire. I wasn’t budgeting this amount for the rear, I was also planing on shorting my 9” so the dish wouldn’t have to be so deep. This would also save money where I can put elsewhere. Decisions decisions
  7. Thank you guys for the options! The reason I was thinking of going with ride tech was because when at good guys in Des Moines they really sold me on their 4 link. The customer service was helpful when I called and asked all my questions. The main question was running their 4 link that bolts into the front leaf mount and still being able to mini tub. I was assuming that ridetech was a bigger company, is that not the case? I only want to purchase something like this once and really don’t want to skimp. Thanks for the help!
  8. Hello all, I have been lurking in the forum for awhile looking for some good info on suspension options. I am currently restoring a 69 Mach 1 and am ready to purchase the rear suspension. I was set on the ride tech 4 link, but I want to know what I am doing for the front before I pull the trigger on the back. I am really questioning if I want to keep my shock towers or not? The benefits of keeping them versus the benefits of getting rid of them. I know aesthetics and cost but am looking for a more mechanical answer. The car was wrecked in the front and will most likely be all replaced, I just don’t want to replace with stock stuff and then regret my decision later. I have mini tubbed the back and am going to run a 4 link set up for a wider tire in the back, and want the front to be able to sit correct as well.
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