Products to Compare (max of 3)
X
Compare These Parts
ALWAYS SECURE
America's Oldest Speed Shop ® Talk to the Experts. Call 800.979.0122, 7am-10pm, everyday.
Filters
Menu
Help Center
Help Center
x
Help Center

U.S.Order Line:

800.979.0122

(CST) 7am - 10pm

Race and Rod Tech Support

Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm

Canadian Order Line:

855.313.9180

International Order Line:

1.402.323.3200
Since 1952
Menu
x

Heidts Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On Kit

Free Shipping Free Shipping
Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Kit
Finish:
Natural
MFG. Part #:
-
Inside Width:
27.13
Material Thickness:
.18
Notes
Includes crossmember, boxing plates, and shock cups. Measures 25-3/4" from lower control arm pivot center to lower control arm pivot center.
Heidts Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On Kit
Heidts Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On Kit
Heidts Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On Kit
Heidts Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On Kit

Click image to enlarge

Details

Reviews (2)

Q & A (0)

What's in the Box

Info

Heidts Mustang II crossmembers for 1948-52 Ford pickups offer you the choice of Deluxe (welds ground) or Economy (unground welds).  Heidts Mustang IFS kits for Fords are natural conversions for the Ford frames.  They retain all the factory dimensions and locations, so you get all the benefit of Ford engineering in your front end.  Included in these kits are Heidts own illustrated installation booklets.
  • 1948-52 Ford pickup frames
  • Heidts crossmembers offer you the choice of Deluxe (welds ground) or Economy (unground welds)
  • Constructed of 7-gauge steel
  • Mustang II cross members using stock spindles will drop the stock ride height 3-4”
  • Built-in Anti-Dive is all fitted to your frame…No Grinding Required!  Nothing to measure or trim…It’s All Done!
  • One-Piece Shock Cups are T.I.G. welded in place and have anti-dive built in. First class, for your car.
  • Vertical Inner Uprights.  This is the strongest design available, with twice the weld area.  This will keep your frame from twisting!
  • Main crossmember made from only 2 formed pieces for maximum strength and accurate fit.
  • Crossmember and Spring Towers precut and pre-welded to fit your frame…Nothing to Measure!
  • Lower control arm pivot tubes and gussets are included (Deluxe style Only)
  • Frame Front Boxing Plates are included
  • Works with both manual or power rack and pinions
  • Deluxe version works with tubular offset or no-strut control arms ONLY
  • Requires use of 2" inner tie rod extensions

For a LARGER selection at a LOWER price, see Speedways collection of mustang II crossmembers.

Choose from the crossmembers below and add to an IFS kit to get a "hub to hub" front suspension.  

Mustang II Crossmember Application Chart (Link)

413-34430 Crossmember Installation Instructions (PDF)

Note: Additional items may be needed to complete installationYou may want to include our Mustang II ride height adjusters (91034444) for installation with these crossmembers to fine tune your final ride height up to 2".  Frame boxing plates are included. You must use 2" inner tie rod extensions for proper steering geometry with these crossmembers.

Note:  This crossmember requires the use of rack extensions (91034345) for the manual or the power rack. Further, rack spacers are also required when a power rack is used.  Please consider item #910-34346 or 910-1023.   

Note:  Lower control arm pivot tubes and gussets are NOT included on Economy version but are welded in place on Deluxe version.  Deluxe version works with tubular or no-strut control arms ONLY.

Item Details

1948-52 Ford Pick-Up
Complete installation may require you to purchase corresponding a-arms, shocks, springs, brake kit, spindles, and steering rack and pinion

Notes

Overall Benefit:  In a word, "handling". While installing a Mustang II can look like a lot of work, in reality, the improved handling and ride quality are worth the effort. Combine that with improved stopping ability due to numerous brake options and it becomes more a question of “Why wouldn’t you?”.  The independent suspension will give you a much better ride because there is double the suspension travel. A stock axle will give you maybe 2-1/2” of total travel vs. a Mustang II which will give you about 4-1/2”- 5” of travel. There are multiple spring rates available to accommodate varied applications and the rack and pinion steering is much more responsive than a standard steering box. 

Drop:  This varies and is dependent on application and options. Most kits drop the vehicle by 3-4”.  Drop spindles and running lower profile tires than stock also adds to the amount of drop that can be achieved.

Track Width:  You may want to mount custom wheels to your Mustang II conversion and determining proper track width for your application is essential for figuring correct backspacing and overall ride stance.  Standard wheel base is 56-1/2” with a 60” version available for trucks. The various options for brake kits will vary this somewhat and some kits can add roughly 2” to the overall track width. Narrowed arms are available to move the wheel in by 5/8” on each side.  See the link below for various track widths with different options.

 Mustang II Track Width Options (PDF)

Economy or Deluxe?:  Deluxe style crossmembers come with all welds ground for a smooth finish while Economy style crossmembers feature unground welds.  Lower control arm pivot tubes and gussets are not included on Economy version but are welded in place on Deluxe version.  Deluxe style works with tubular offset or no-strut control arms ONLY.

Assembly Notes: Either manual or power steering can be used with these crossmembers.  The passenger side mount has a slot that will take the later model power rack.  With all Mustang II aftermarket crossmembers, spacers and longer bolts must be used with the later (Fox-body) power rack. 

Rack mounts are incorporated into the crossmember design and rotate the rack back 20° to get the input shaft lower. Stock, manual, power racks, or later model Mustang II or T-Bird power racks can be used. The rack is positioned so the bellows will clear most aftermarket full A-Arms.  When using crossmembers with our "power" steering rack, you may also need (2) rack spacers (9101023). (These spacers are included with our Mustang II suspension kits.)

The holes for the lower control arms are 1/2″ (stock). If you will use tubular lower A-Arms instead of the stock lower arms, the lower pivot holes will have to be drilled out to 5/8″ (Economy style only).  Lower control arm pivot tubes and gussets are not included on Economy version but are welded in place on Deluxe version.

Economy style ONLY will work with stock control arms. If used with stock arms, these will require strut rods and strut mounts for installation. Speedway crossmembers DO NOT include strut rod mounting brackets. We recommend either our offset or no-strut control arms or the tubular strut rod (91034322).

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
2 reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Star
0
RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT:

Roger D.
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Charleston SC

Great Quality backed by great customer service. Thanks

October 09, 2015
This is the best quality weld in crossmember I could find. I bought the deluxe version for an extra 20.00 and the welds are so nice. Tubes and supports already installed. Installation instructions are very informative and easy to follow.
Pros:
  • Ifs
  • Mustamg Ii
Yes, I recommend this product.
Full Size Image

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Bsam
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
augusta, Ga

Unfinished

May 22, 2015
the crossmember looked good. Welds were very good and it fit as it should. My only complaint is that I ordered the deluxe, and none of the welds were dressed! Had to grind everything myself!
Yes, I recommend this product.
Full Size Image

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Merchant Response:

Speedway Motors Customer Service team has issued this customer a gift card to help offset the extra finish work made to this item. These comments have been forwarded on to our QC team to further investigate the issue with our current stock. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and are always happy to help in any way.
Page 1 of 1

Product Q&A

0 questions : 0 answers

No questions have been asked.

You may also be interested in:

  • Mustang II IFS, Standard Tubular Control Arms, Stock Springs and Spindles Mustang II IFS, Standard Tubular Control Arms, Stock Springs and Spindles
    View
    (7)
    $1,179.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Std. Tubular Control Arms, Stock Springs, Dropped Spindles Mustang II IFS, Std. Tubular Control Arms, Stock Springs, Dropped Spindles
    View
    (2)
    $1,179.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Narrow Tubular Control Arms, Stock Springs and Spindles Mustang II IFS, Narrow Tubular Control Arms, Stock Springs and Spindles
    View
    (1)
    $1,179.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Narrow Control Arms, Stock Springs, Dropped Spindles Mustang II IFS, Narrow Control Arms, Stock Springs, Dropped Spindles
    View
    (4)
    $1,179.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Std. Tubular Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Stock Spindles Mustang II IFS, Std. Tubular Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Stock Spindles
    View
    (4)
    $1,379.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Tubular Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Dropped Spindles Mustang II IFS, Tubular Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Dropped Spindles
    View
    (7)
    $1,379.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Narrow Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Stock Spindles Mustang II IFS, Narrow Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Stock Spindles
    View
    (2)
    $1,379.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Narrow Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Dropped Spindles Mustang II IFS, Narrow Control Arms, Coilover Springs, Dropped Spindles
    View
    (0)
    $1,379.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Std. Control Arms, Air Ride, Stock Spindles, Wilwood Brakes Mustang II IFS, Std. Control Arms, Air Ride, Stock Spindles, Wilwood Brakes
    View
    (0)
    $1,899.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Std. Control Arms, Air Ride, Dropped Spindles, Wilwood Brakes Mustang II IFS, Std. Control Arms, Air Ride, Dropped Spindles, Wilwood Brakes
    View
    (0)
    $1,899.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Short Control Arms, Air Ride, Stock Spindles, Wilwood Brakes Mustang II IFS, Short Control Arms, Air Ride, Stock Spindles, Wilwood Brakes
    View
    (0)
    $1,899.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Narrow Arms, Air Ride, Dropped Spindles, Wilwood Brakes Mustang II IFS, Narrow Arms, Air Ride, Dropped Spindles, Wilwood Brakes
    View
    (0)
    $1,899.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms, Springs, Shocks, and Spindles Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms, Springs, Shocks, and Spindles
    View
    (3)
    $999.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS, Stock Control Arms, Springs, and Shocks, Dropped Spindles Mustang II IFS, Stock Control Arms, Springs, and Shocks, Dropped Spindles
    View
    (2)
    $999.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms and Spindles, Coilover Shocks Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms and Spindles, Coilover Shocks
    View
    (0)
    $1,199.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II Coilover IFS w/ Stock Control Arms, Coilovers, Dropped Spindles Mustang II Coilover IFS w/ Stock Control Arms, Coilovers, Dropped Spindles
    View
    (1)
    $1,199.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms and Stock Spindles, Air Ride Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms and Stock Spindles, Air Ride
    View
    (0)
    $1,199.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms and Dropped Spindles, Air Ride Mustang II IFS w/ New Stock Control Arms and Dropped Spindles, Air Ride
    View
    (3)
    $1,199.99
    Compare
  • Speedway Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On Speedway Mustang II Crossmember for 1948-1952 Ford Pick-Up Frame, Weld-On
    View
    (1)
    $279.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Air Ride/Wilwood Brakes No Strut Rod Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Air Ride/Wilwood Brakes No Strut Rod
    View
    (0)
    $299.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Air Ride/Wilwood, No Strut, 5/8 In Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Air Ride/Wilwood, No Strut, 5/8 In
    View
    (0)
    $299.99
    Compare
  • Upper Mustang II Control Arm, 1974-1980 Stock Replacement Upper Mustang II Control Arm, 1974-1980 Stock Replacement
    View
    (1)
    $79.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II Lower Control Arm, 1974-1980 Stock Replacement Mustang II Lower Control Arm, 1974-1980 Stock Replacement
    View
    (3)
    $69.99
    Compare
  • Heidts CA-101 Mustang II Upper Tubular Control Arms, Stock Width Heidts CA-101 Mustang II Upper Tubular Control Arms, Stock Width
    View
    (2)
    $279.99
    Compare
  • Heidts CA-101-N Mustang II Tubular Upper Control Arms, 5/8 In Narrower Heidts CA-101-N Mustang II Tubular Upper Control Arms, 5/8 In Narrower
    View
    (3)
    $249.99
    Compare
  • Heidts CA-102 Mustang II Tubular Lower Control Arm, Stock, Strut Rod Heidts CA-102 Mustang II Tubular Lower Control Arm, Stock, Strut Rod
    View
    (0)
    $309.99
    Compare
  • Heidts CA-102-M Mustang II Tubular Lower Control Arms, Coilover, Strut Heidts CA-102-M Mustang II Tubular Lower Control Arms, Coilover, Strut
    View
    (0)
    $309.99
    Compare
  • Heidts Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Stock Spring/Shock, No Strut Heidts Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Stock Spring/Shock, No Strut
    View
    (1)
    $449.99
    Compare
  • Heidts Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Stock, No Strut, 5/8 In Short Heidts Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms for Stock, No Strut, 5/8 In Short
    View
    (1)
    $419.99
    Compare
  • Heidts CA103MS Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms, Coil-overs, No Strut Rod Heidts CA103MS Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms, Coil-overs, No Strut Rod
    View
    (0)
    $409.99
    Compare
  • Heidts Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms, Coil-Overs, No Strut, 5/8 Less Heidts Mustang II Tubular Lower Arms, Coil-Overs, No Strut, 5/8 Less
    View
    (0)
    $429.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II Power and Manual Rack & Pinions Mustang II Power and Manual Rack & Pinions
    View
    (15)
    $149.99
    Compare
  • Mustang II Ride Height Adjuster Kit Mustang II Ride Height Adjuster Kit
    View
    (6)
    $189.99
    Compare
  • Inner Tie Rod Extention Kit - Speedway Mustang II Manual Rack Inner Tie Rod Extention Kit - Speedway Mustang II Manual Rack
    View
    (0)
    $39.99
    Compare
  • Speedway Mustang II/T-Bird 2 Inner Tie Rod Extension, Power Version Speedway Mustang II/T-Bird 2 Inner Tie Rod Extension, Power Version
    View
    (5)
    $59.99
    Compare
Suggestions For You