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Old 03-31-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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rack&pinion for 65 ???

does any one know of a factory rack that can be installed in may 65 with out a major fabrication job without buying a aftermarket kit ??

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Old 03-31-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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Re: rack&pinion for 65 ???

No your going to have a retro fit kit to convert the car to R&P. There are several companies out there that make them. Just have to do a little shoping.
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Re: rack&pinion for 65 ???

Read some post on another forum with someone adding rack to a '66 and this is what he was using.

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Re: rack&pinion for 65 ???

I read an article one the net about using an escort rack in one but it didnt say what year it was from
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No matter what you will have to build a cross member. Nothing will just straight bolt in. It's a box car so nothing will just bolt in. I could see building your own cross member and picking a good factory rack to save some dough.
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Re: rack&pinion for 65 ???

The cross member would be the easy part the hard part is the tie rods you would have to make an adapter or do like the off road guys do and use a rodent and drill out the spindle for a bolt.
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An adapter? The only difficult part about the tie rods would be length and angle. Getting them to fit in the spindle would be easy.
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Re: rack&pinion for 65 ???

a friend of mine just got a flaming river rack for his 65 vert
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Re: rack&pinion for 65 ???

Doing the level would be easy just have the weight on the car and mount it level that is how they are mounted in cars that come with them. Length would be a different issue all to together I have seen guys cut the threaded position back and retapped it but I don't know if you would have enough rod to do that
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It can be done, but I could see it being a headache when all is said and done. We haven't even touched on the steering shaft. I think if I were to go this route I would consider just doing a full mustang two conversion since it is not much more. That is what I was going to do until I found an adaptor kit for late model cobra brakes on am early car. I think that I will go that route now and either keep the box our eventually build my own kit.
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I hear about people using mustang II front end and they the same or better then a fox mustang, whats the deal here?
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People argue over whether the mustang two geometry is better. I don't have any personal experience with it so I really can't say. What I do know is that it makes the rack and bigger brake install easier..
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