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Old 04-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so ill be towing my mustang to a new location and I'm afraid it will be with a Dolly... my floor and God knows what else is rusty so I'm a little scared of things warping to say the least, so I'm thinking of doin some simple bracing. Maybe a Monte Carlo bar and bolt in sub frames, this sound like a good idea? Ig
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like a waste of time to me. Is the car stripped? Is it a coupe, convertible or fastback?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you dont have far to tow it i would think as long as you took it easy it would be ok.
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Why not just rent a trailer from U-haul?
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More details are needed.

A coupe or fastback will be fine if the cowl and roof are intact.
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Well my Jeep can't tow a trailer + car, it is a coupe and I didn't have time to check out the cowl... I'm new to vintage mustangs so I'm not sure how sound it would be with 5 volleyball sized holes in the floor... which I'm guessing with the floor the cowl is done for or did the floors rust from the outside alot to?
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all you gotta do to check the cowl is stick your head up under the dash and look at the bottom sidee of the cowl. either that or pour a cup of water into the cowl and see how much runs out into the floor pan area
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Hahaha the prob with that is im over 1k miles away... I will be moving back to the states in under a yr and the plan is to basically spend about a wk or two with family than take mustang back with us. I will deff check that and hopefully have a better chance to look under the car and see what I am dealing with. These are parts im going to be getting anyways so should I as a just incase? Oh and this will be going from ks to basically any state with an army post...

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Seeing as cj is having a sale i might get the subframes and put them in.
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Floor pans themselves don't provide that much structural integrity. Your tunnel, seat pans, and roof are going to provide the support you need. If you're rusty enough that you're going to need subframes to keep it straight on a dolly, you're not going to have enough metal to attach the subframes to.

If you're hauling it on a car dolly, I'd be most concerned with your rear frame rails where the springs attach. Are they in good shape, and attached to solid metal?

How far are towing it? I'd also be concerned about rear wheel bearings, axle c-clips, etc. Not having any idea of the condition of the car, but expecting the worst, I'd be inclined to figure out how to rent an adequate tow vehicle and put it on a trailer. There's too many variables on a 40 year old car to trust it to a car dolly for any distance at all.
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See as long as the rearend doesnt lock up im good since it was a I6 and swapping for a 8.8... Ill have to check rear subframe to see how it is. Ive thought about renting a truck sinxe we have xtra stuff that needs moved.
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Make sure you check the state laws of those you are going to go through. Many states require a vehicle that is being towed with one or more axles on the ground (tow dolly, stiff hitch) to be registered and insured. You might want to check on having it shipped - sometimes you can find a trucker returning home empty. Even if it costs a bit it'll still be cheaper than wear and tear, extra gas, renting a trailer, and the risks involved.
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What kind of Jeep are we talking about Cherokee or Wrangler? Might be safer to pay for the haul.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ive towed rusty cars, convrts/fastbacks that had rear springs up into the trunk and they towed fine and over 1500 miles at a clip-dont worry as long as rear wheel bearings dont disinigrate.that did happen about 30 miles down the road about 18 years ago when i picked up a rusty crown victoria in alabama(had been sitting in a field for over 20 years)- had to go home and get my car trailer that time. i did loose a front wheel on a 6 cyl mustang convrt i bought at carlisle pa as i was towing with a tow bar in knoxville tn 1 time-had to leave on side of road while i went and rented a tow dolly. wes

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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2012 wrangler unlimited auto with 3.73' s 3500 tow capacity so basically i will be ay the limit using a tow dolly. Would u suggest using tow dolly or tow bar?

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