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Mustang II back to Shock towers 68 coupe

I have a 68 coupe that I have owned for 20+ years that I did a Rod and Custom front suspension swap 15 years ago. I have not finished the car yet due to life in general and now its time to get this thing done. With all the new suspension developments over the last 15 years I am at a cross road here. The car will be multipurpose. Street use, drag and some road course action. I am seriously thinking of removing the mustang II type suspension and putting shock towers back in and using either Global west or Street or tracks coil over set up. Reason for this is I believe it would be much easier to change the set up for what ever type of racing I would be doing and that going back to shock towers and the new suspension set up it would out perform the Mustang II suspension by a long shot. Looking for input.
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Here is a pic of the rear tire I will be running at the strip after I mini tubbed it using Detroit Speeds mini tub kit. I also will be installing their leaf spring relocation kit along with their sub frame connectors.
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I agree the MII set-up is not a good swap for performance handling. It's usually only to allow the installation of larger modern modular motors.

Having said that, you already have the MII set-up installed. What are you using for a motor? It's alot of work to swap either way.

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Original 1/4 had to be replaced due to extensive damage and horrible body work
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I agree the MII set-up is not a good swap for performance handling. It's usually only to allow the installation of larger modern modular motors.

Having said that, you already have the MII set-up installed. What are you using for a motor? It's alot of work to swap either way.
427ci sbf. def a lot of work. I dont want to finish the car and not be happy with the performance. Im doing all the work myself having been in the resto business for 30+ years so the work doesnt bother me.
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So off it came.
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removed the paint/primer that was flaking off so I could recoat it
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