Rod & Custom Rack And Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit With Tubular A-Arm System For Use With Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves Manual Steering Push Rod 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 Push Rod V8 Mustangs with Manual Steering and Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves.

Transform your 1965-1973 Mustang while getting a top-notch combination of quality verses affordability by purchasing this Rack and Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit with a Tubular A-Arm System from Rod & Custom Motorsports. Designed specifically for your classic Push Rod V8 Mustang that has Manual Steering and Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves, this kit has been designed with top grade steel, manufactured with the buyer’s needs in consideration and undergoes intense quality control procedures. With Rod & Custom, you can be confident in knowing you have purchased and installed the highest quality, best fitting, most affordable Rack & Pinion Independent Front Suspension on the market today!

By adding this kit to your Mustang, you will gain more adjustability and better handling from your suspension. You will find an increase in your cornering ability and a much better overall ride quality. This kit also completes two huge jobs by upgrading your steering and your front brakes. By using one of these kits you will gain an extra 7" of engine clearance on each side!

This kit is specifically designed to be used with Ridetech Air Ride Shockwaves. Rod & Custom includes Shockwave specific brackets for proper fitment.

Kit Includes:
- Crossmember
- Shock Tower Replacement Panels
- Motor Mounts
- Shockwave Specific Mounts
- Upper and Lower Tubular Control Arms with Urethane Bushings
- Manual Steering Rack and Pinion
- Rack Ends and Bushings
- Steering Shaft Kit
- Steering Column Modification Kit
- 11" Front Disc Brake Kit (with plain, slotted/drilled rotors or as a full Wilwood kit)
- Stainless Steel Flex Front Brake Lines
- 1" Front Sway Bar Kit
- Spindles with Nut Kit
- Bearings and Seals

Required Information:
- Year of Mustang
- Engine Size

As you purchase this conversion assembly, you'll be required to provide the year of your Mustang and its engine size for a more customized option. You'll also have the opportunity to choose the type of brake assembly you desire, whether it be with plain rotors, slotted & drilled rotors or a full Wilwood kit. The Wilwood brake kit features 11" Dynalite 4-piston calipers, along with drilled & slotted two-piece vented rotors, that will allow you to use smaller diameter wheels.

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 Tips: Please check the diagram in the installation instructions for 15" wheel fitment. CJ Pony Parts also uses Fox Body Long Tube Headers when installing this kit on 1965-1973 Mustangs with a 289, 302 or 351W engine.

Go ahead and buy this Rod & Custom Motorsports 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 Push Rod 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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