Why didn't you use the cobra upright?Seems like cast iron turbo housings always crack eventually.
Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F I didn't use the cobra upright because the upper and lower pickup points aren't vertical and each one has a twist going the opposite direction. It just seemed like 2 much trouble to try and get points right, besides I got a cradle and a-arms for my 01 mustang gt now. The axles are plenty strong for the locost but not the mustang. As for the turbo it's getting a BorgWarner EFR 7064 Twinscroll Turbo T4 .92 A/R and yep I'm getting it coated along with the manifold, gotta keep that heat going where it does the most good.
I would prefer to put the upper control arm rod end axis horizontal instead of vertical. ..
oldejack Yep I got a reason not looks but think adjustable roll centers. And on the back also adjustable ride height. I would of done the same on the front but no room for the bolt to drop in from the top. They are 25,000 lb joints Teflon and Kevlar coated. If they won't cut it I can always go 3/4".
I do like the way you've attached your lower brackets. It looks very strong.
it could swing forward a few degrees and backwards a few degrees if not attached to anything else. Is that right?
Lonnie-S The frame the pickups are attached to is 1 1/4" the mounts are 11/2" X 2 1/2" by 1/8" rectangle tubing carved out the shape and they just slip over the frame rail. The rod ends are also 1 1/4" wide so they also just fit the tubing. Might be a little heavy since the top and bottom could of been 16g to cap it but it was such a easy way to do it. In case you think the frame looks a little different up front it's designed for a standard 24 1/2" pinto - mustang II rack uncut. The upper frame rails are still 442E at the joint on the front. The uprights and lower rails are wider for the rack.
Ahh No. The pic you showed has the inserts screwed onto the end of the rod end those are welded into the a-arm so the rod end can't move at all except up and down. Look at the last pic I posted the a-arm is solid and braced, the only way it could move forward or back is if the bolt holes were sloppy. Even if the jamb nuts were loose it couldn't move.
Now for the depressing news. Weighed it yesterday.
Not happy 250lbs. Still got about 20lbs more 2 go. Hmm aluminum driveshaft, hubs, 2 piece rotors, 15lb 17" wheels will help counter that.
Started mounting the seats today pics when I'm done.