Rod & Custom Rack And Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit With Tubular A-Arm System For Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves Manual Steering Modular V8 1965-1973

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Rod & Custom Motorsports Rack and Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit with a Tubular A-Arm System for all 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 Modular V8 Mustangs with Manual Steering and Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves.

Continue taking your 1965-1973 Modular V8 Mustang with Manual Steering and Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves to new performance heights by adding this Rack and Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit with a Tubular A-Arm System from Rod & Custom Motorsports. You'll receive all of the supplies you need to totally convert your Mustang's OE suspension to a more modern rack and pinion while also improving your overall handling & braking performance. You will also be able to solve any potential clearance issues that you may have under your hood.

The main feature of this package is its ability to let you run with air ride shocks so you can easily adjust the height and stance of your ride. You'll get improved corner control and much needed engine bay clearance. Each aspect of this swap has been crafted with top grade steel and manufactured with the buyer's needs in consideration.

Kit Includes:
- Upper & Lower Tubular Control Arms
- Manual Rack & Pinion Assembly
- Specific Shockwave Mounts
- 11" Front Disc Brake Kit (In Your Choice of Brake Option)
- Crossmember
- Stainless Steel Flex Front Brake Lines
- Pair of Shock Tower Replacement Panels
- Steering Shaft Kit
- 1" Front Sway Bar Kit
- Motor Mounts
- Spindles
- Steering Column Modification Kit
- All Necessary Mounting Hardware

Specifically designed to be used on classic Mustangs that are equipped with Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves, this kit comes with mounts that are specific to those shocks. The rack & pinion comes with the proper ends and bushings that you'll need for a proper install. Rod & Custom also makes sure to include all of the necessary bearings, nuts, seals and other hardware for putting this conversion on your vintage Pony.

Required Information:
- Year of Mustang
- Engine Size

When you purchase this conversion, you'll be required to provide the year of your classic Mustang as well as its engine size. You'll also have a choice on your hands, as this kit is offered with multiple brake options. You'll be able to choose whether you want plain rotors, slotted & drilled rotors or a Wilwood brake kit. The Wilwood brake kit features 11" Dynalite drilled & slotted two-piece vented rotors as well as forged four piston black aluminum calipers. The calipers will allow you to use smaller diameter wheels, letting your vintage Pony be the ultimate sleeper.

Wheel and Tire Fitment Notes:
- For optimum tire clearance CJ Pony Parts strongly recommends no wider than a 7” wheel
- A 7” wide wheel will need to have 4” to 4-1/2” of backspacing
- An 8” wide wheel is possible, but must have custom backspacing
- All 15”, 16” and 17” wheels are acceptable and recommended
- Some 14” wheels will fit with this kit, however most will not

*This is available for V8 engines ONLY, as Rod & Custom Motorsports does not have motor mounts for the inline 6-cylinder engines.
*This is the same kit that was used on CJ Pony Part's Project 50/30 Mustang.

Please Note: This conversion kit is specifically designed to be used with Ridetech's Air Ride Shockwaves (Part # 21120101 that are NOT included within this kit and are sold separately.

Warning: A rear sump oil pan is required with this kit.

Tech Tip: Please check the diagram in the installation instructions for 15" wheel fitment.

So hurry up and purchase this Rod & Custom Motorsport Rack and Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit with a Tubular A-Arm System for your 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 or 1973 Modular V8 Mustang with Manual Steering and Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves from CJ Pony Parts today!

Installation Difficulty


Advanced skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Bill: We’re here with an update on our project 50-30. Last time out we'd mounted our rod and custom cross member and now we've mocked up the rest of our front suspension. Rod and custom offers this lower control arm specifically for use with our Ride Tech HQ Shockwave. So, using that lower, the shockwaves are mounted and then using the custom upper bracket as well. It's a standard upper control arm as well as their standard spindle design to work with any Mustang II braking system and their rack and pinion set up. We want the manual rack because, again, we're going with electric steering with our build. Now Josh will tell you a little bit about the rear suspension.

Josh: Here we are in the mock up stage of our rear 4-Link suspension. We're using a Ride Tech Air Bar because we're using an '88 rear end we're using these weld-on brackets, but most of the kits if you have an 8 or a 9 inch with a factor leaf spring they have a bolt-on bracket also. We're using the HQ series shockwave bags. At the core of this 4-Link is this bracket up here that bolts in the factory mounting locations. The lower bars bolt in to your factory front leaf spring mounts and obviously to these rear brackets. We have the upper 4-Link bars with Heim Joint ends and they're adjustable so you can set your pinion angle.

Like I said, this is just a mock-up stage. We've cut all the bracketry off of this '88 rear end. Once we get everything measured, set up, welded on solid, we're actually going to cut the ends off this '88 and put 9 inch ends on. That's basically how our rear suspension gets set up. It's pretty easy, quick bolt-on, functions really, really well. With the shockwaves we have we'll have full height adjustment and great handling.

Bill: We have our front suspension pretty much finished. Now that the rears mocked-up we can work on finishing that up and then we can move on to our braking system. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates on our project 50-30.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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