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Default 1968 Mustang Switching from 4 lug, to 5 lug Hubs. whats the best option

So ive been switching out my 1968 Mustang with the I6 to a 351W. I have the Rear switched, and now working on the front. What is the best system to go with for Converting it to a 5 Bolt Hub, and spindle. I dont want to spend $1000 on a kit, when i know i could make something else work. Does anyone know if you could take it out of a Newer mustang, or Crown Vic, Ect? And also, can i just put in some heavier coils on the front to beef it up for the v8?
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So ive been switching out my 1968 Mustang with the I6 to a 351W. I have the Rear switched, and now working on the front. What is the best system to go with for Converting it to a 5 Bolt Hub, and spindle. I dont want to spend $1000 on a kit, when i know i could make something else work. Does anyone know if you could take it out of a Newer mustang, or Crown Vic, Ect? And also, can i just put in some heavier coils on the front to beef it up for the v8?
Part of the swap will be getting V8 springs for your car. I did the mid 70's Granada swap on mine, but they are getting rarer and rarer in junkyards plus a lot of people don't want 35 year old used parts in their braking system. Have you checked out Mustang Steve? I have not bought any of his stuff but he creates brackets, etc, that allow you to use later model disks and calipers, etc.

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No need to change the spindles. Your present Spindles will bolt on the 4 Piston per caliper disc brakes just like all the 67 Shelbys had.

Excellent brakes big rotors (11 19/64"),

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Im thinking about going with that KH Disc conversion off ebay. i do have a 70's Granada available but everything is so rusted out it would have to be rebuilt anyways!
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Keep us posted on your build...

I'm always interested in seeing other 351w's in the classics.

I got the GT 350 springs for the front of my 65 and they worked great for the extra weight of the 351w over the 289. There's a little drop but nothing that looks slammed. I'm not sure of the applications for your 68.

 
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