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Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
#1095942 Tue Apr 07 2015 05:26 AM
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I ordered a mustang ii kit from speedway, and I have the frame all stripped except for the stock axle! I can't seem to find anyone who has the right measurements for the axle center line for a reference! I have seen on the TV show trucks 20 15/16 from the end of the frame to center. Then speedway has instructions saying to measure from front shackle hole, 18 1/8 but neither one match my center line! Can anyone help me!


Guillermo Ortiz Jr.

1950 Chevy 5 window with a 54 GMC cab swap
Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
Guillermo #1095960 Tue Apr 07 2015 12:07 PM
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Guillermo,i'm just about to go to my garage to strip my front end,I have a Speedway MII IFS in my '50,if you can bear with me i'll get some measurements for you.

I didn't install the crossmember personally but I have a sneaking suspicion the installer fitted it slightly forward of the recommended location.

I'll let you know.


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
jockbolter50 #1096032 Tue Apr 07 2015 07:04 PM
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Ok thank you. If you don't mine taking a bunch of picture for me also. You can send them to my personal email. g.ortiz315@yahoo.com .



Guillermo Ortiz Jr.

1950 Chevy 5 window with a 54 GMC cab swap
Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
Guillermo #1096570 Fri Apr 10 2015 09:13 AM
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Guillermo,sorry for the delay,as I suspected the measurements are off from Speedways.
I can't even talk to the guy that installed my crossmember as to why he fitted it further forward.
We don't talk any more as a consequence of some other 'issues' with other work he did to my truck.

That also explains why my chassis didn't need clearanced for the steering rack arms!
How far off are the Speedway measurements from the stock axle centreline on your truck?


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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More pix on Flickr .
Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
jockbolter50 #1096772 Sat Apr 11 2015 05:16 AM
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Actual centerline on my truck is 21 3/16",and what speedway wants is 18 1/8"! So 3 1/16 ish!! Different which is a lot in my book!! So then I talked to a few hotrod builders and they all told me strip all of the old parts off. Then put the front clip back on then get a set of wheels around the size I'm going run, center them in the fenders where they look right, then put a piece of round stock on the bottom of rims which will naturally find its center and run a plumb bob to the center of that, and mark the frame! I haven't found time to finish cleaning the frame up, so I can finish what they said but I'll let you know what I come up with in the end!


Guillermo Ortiz Jr.

1950 Chevy 5 window with a 54 GMC cab swap
Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
Guillermo #1096827 Sat Apr 11 2015 03:16 PM
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Just installed a speedway unit on my 53 GMC1/2 ton .The 18 1/8 measurement is from the center of hole of front shackle Bolt on frame

Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
Guillermo #1096978 Sun Apr 12 2015 06:35 AM
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Your horse is already out of the barn since the factory front axle is gone but what we do is make a plumb bob "T" pole with the leg tacked to the cowl/firewall and a plumb bob hung from each arm so the string hangs exactly through the center of the old spindles with the wheels straight. Put the new front end in with the strings in the center of the spindles and your dead on. A bonus is it leaves both hands free to juggle around what ever without using a tape. Do not change the angle of the frame till the new front is tacked in place as the change in angle throws the string off.


Evan
Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
Guillermo #1097492 Wed Apr 15 2015 03:00 AM
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Been there. Moving it is a pain, but I couldn't live with it wrong.
http://www.chuckthetruck.com/page16.html

Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
Guillermo #1097528 Wed Apr 15 2015 01:12 PM
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Make sure your wheel will be centered properly in the wheel well.
Do a mock up to verify. Mine worked out well, sorry I do not have
the dimention handy.


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Re: Mustang 2 install on a 1950 issues!!
ctheusa #1098230 Sun Apr 19 2015 04:26 PM
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I am thank you!


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