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Just wondering if anybody has done or seen it done for the 71 - 73. The reason I ask is I was looking at my UCA mounting point to see what I'd have to do, well there's a bracket/brace on the outside tower that looks like It would be in the way if the UCA was lowered. Take a look: pic 1 pic 2 If anyone has any info, please let me know.

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I was just looking at an article that's printed in the Tony Branda catalog on performing the Shelby drop. It states the the drop can be performed on all 1965-70 Mustangs with no mention of the 71-73 models. Judging by the pictures you have, the upper control arm mounts were revised in the 1971 models; I have a '70 and there is no interference.

I know that Global West offers upper control arms with the same part # for 67-73 models I believe. Installing these involves drilling new holes in a 1970 model; perhaps it does for the 71-73's as well.
 

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jevarn, when I tried this, I gave up because I had to further modify the shock tower to make the upper arm fit. I'm not sure if it would have worked if I kept on shaving the metal off, but I was pressed for time and didn't feel like finding out. My picture host is down right now so I can't show you the pictures, but if you do decide to try it, good luck and let us know how it goes.
 

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By the way, that bracket/brace you're talking about, is what needs to be cut/shaved for the bottom of the control arm to fit. My advice, if you decide to try it, would be to see if taking it off or at least cutting some of it wont affect the strength of it while the control arms are off. If it doesn't work, then youre left with two holes and cut bracket, no biggie. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
 
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