I just realized I posted this in the wrong thread. Sorry the "Fairlane Drop" has nothing to do with the fairlane that just left. One of the next fairlanes is getting the Drop, and the other one is getting a AJE "COLT 65".Hi I like to thank all those who have taken the time to read and reply to this. I finished up another Fairlane, Which was Costly in terms of a lost friendships & Time. But I'm moving on, have to. I have another fairlane to do. I'd post the link to the other thread, but I'm smart enough. So I'll just tell the name, "Chassis Fab (LONG LONG)" It's under Chassis and Suspension.
app01I missed this thread earlier so here are my late comments
I also did the shelby drop on my 70 Mach 1 and like others, there have been no negatives. When I street drove the car lots, it did improve the handling. Also when I did the drop I went with roller UCA's and LCA's, as well as Street and Track Adjustable strut bars with heim joints. The front end moves very easily up and down with 1 hand with the shocks on loose.
Reinforced the entire shock towers inside and out, along with subframe connectors with outriggers welded to the rocker sills for added stiffness and the main hoop is welded to the subframe/outriggers and a removable cross brace between the two frame connectors. The car has Caltracs and split-mono-leafs. I did not do wheel tubs since with a 70 there is already enough room for a Mickey Thompson 3055S ET Drag (stiff sidewall) 28 x 10.50-15.