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Since the towers need to be replaced in the convert it might be a simple matter to use the 67 towers for more room. I have heard of folks doing it but does anyone here have info?

Does it fit exactly in the space? The A arms are different. Do we use the 67 arms or redrill the tower for the 66 A arms?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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Ron at Mustangs Plus did this. I have not seen it but
he said it worked well, and does give more room. He
plans to put a 351C in the car. 1-800-999-4289

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Interesting question....measure from the fender mount to the inside of the suspension arm bulge on both and you should have your answer... Dropping a plumb bob from the fender mount area and measuring into the bulge should do it...

I always thought the later engine compartment was wider because the frame was wider but I never quantified this...I'd be interested in what you discover

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Frames really are not any difference in width-think about it-how could the same frame rails, floor pans, trunk floors and gas tanks all work-it they were different!! The one inch thing is basically a number thrown around for years in my opinion, it is actually more likely based on the fact that overall the rearend housing is two inches wider-an inch on a side, but that inch is made up from the spring perch/center bolt area out.Actually a 71-73 Mustang housing would bolt into a 65-66, the tubes most likely would extend past the fender wells, but the physical frame dimensions did not change that much.Big change up front in the 67's was the slimmer and wider shock towers, with an improved upper control arm.Everything from there on down will interchange-spindles, ball joints etc.I think if you used the 67 shock tower it might necessitate the 67 upper and lower control arms-or at least the wider uppers.Spindles will interchange, outer tie rods would differ slightly in socket size.

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Yes they fit! I've seen it done! The export brace for a 65/66 carries the same (repo) part. I always thought it would be interesting to put an FE in a 66 with all the "period correct" accessories.

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