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72 front suspension
« on: November 15, 2015, 12:16:18 AM »
i just bought a 72 pinto road racecar. i have 2 mustang IIs. I want to put tubular a arms & 11" 5 lug front brakes on my pinto like I've done on my II. Are the early pinto a arms interchangeabl e with the II?

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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 05:09:57 AM »
I'm pretty sure that the front suspension on the earlier cars (pre 74) is completely different, but I could be wrong. 1974 is when the Pinto and the Mustang II suspensions became the same.
Although anything can be done if you have the skills or money.
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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 05:49:30 AM »
As mentioned, the Mustang II arms will not fit with out modification.  If you just want 11" 5-lug front disc brakes, the link below shows one method.
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=1103.0
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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 01:33:13 AM »
Im going to do the swap I will tell you in detail what needs to be done for the tubular a-arms. If there's any modifications at all

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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 10:30:49 AM »
Did you complete the tubular a-arm swap?  I have a '71 and would love to hear and see what mods were required.
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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 07:16:58 PM »
As mentioned, the Mustang II arms will not fit with out modification.  If you just want 11" 5-lug front disc brakes, the link below shows one method.
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=1103.0

the link is great bit if everything was the same why couldn't the original calipers work. my car is a 71 trunk model it also has disc brakes, and the pedal also has disc brakes on it.

if I put a Granada rotor on my spindle I wont be able to use the original Caliper?? I must have read something wrong or missed something? can someone please help? I just bought my first pinto and I am still learning thanks. :)
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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 08:42:41 AM »
You are right , the calipers will not work , you have to buy a bracket kit to use larger calipers , but it still can be done , your a arms are for 71 to 73 only , they were made made larger because of the weight increase and heaver engines to come , the 74 up mustang II and pinto are the same front suspension parts , but if you brought a road race car you might want to check and see if the suspension has been modifided already , post some photos , someone can tell is it has ,
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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 01:50:21 PM »
I have looked at strange website for the kit but I cant seem to find it, it says page not found. anyways where would I get that braket to adapt the monte carlo caliper? also if I find a Granada spindle at the pick your part can I just swap the whole spindle with rotor/caliper? there might be a Granada at the pick'n pull by my house.
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Re: 72 front suspension
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 03:30:04 PM »
the rotor will go right on , but the caliper will not because it has a special way the Granada spindle holds the caliper , check on some post here for photos of the bracket , you may spend some time finding it but its here , its almost the same as the 74 up pinto , one hole  I do beileve is just off a tad , you may be able to mod it to fit but look around , but ck out 72 blue pintos post , I think he has done it , or do everything else and save that for last ,
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