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Working on the suspension for the 65' convertible.
I am confused on all the types of bushings, etc.

Polyurathane, Midolyne, Prothane, Rubber..... etc.

Which type should I use? The car will stay stock and be driven on weekends. I want good performance and parts that will last.

Does someone sell a complete kit that includes all the necessary bushings, etc. to restore the suspension?

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I went with the Midolyne from Canadian Mustang. For what I wanted, rubber would be too soft, and polyurethane to rough or squeeky.....Midolyne is marketed/promised to be a happy medium between the two.

I'm very happy with my decision. There is a kit available. Dickson
 

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For a car driven as carefully and (relatively rarely) as yours is, even replacing everything with new rubber will probably last you for decades. I would suggest that you use rubber, but if you must go with something else, go with Midolyne.

Do NOT use Poly bushings on your struts, however! They are too stiff.
 

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My next task on my 66 is to look at replacing/upgrading the suspension/steering/handling as needed. I want to ensure that the ride is smoother and it handles good for my wife.

And of course I have the same question on the type of bushings to get.

The car will be used by my wife as a daily driver in the fair weather months and of course I will be driving it on the weekends.

We anticipate putting on a fair amount of miles during this period, say 1K per month or so.

What would be best rubber or midolyne?

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Nick,

Even 12K miles per year is not a lot for a car, particularly if you are rebuilding your suspension. You can go with either... rubber will give you a softer ride, which is what the car was intended to have. Midolyn will give you a stiffer ride and better handling. Your call.
 

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Do you know if there is a great price difference between the two?

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The rubber will be cheaper... but it's not the greatest expense you'll pay for your car. I'd just by the ride / originality you want rather than the price in this case.
 

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Do you have any knowledge of any place that sells suspension kits with the rubber bushings? Most of the one in the mags and web have the poly or miodyne.

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No, I've only bought them as I've needed them. Try just calling on the phone; I'm sure they can work with you. NPD is good.
 
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