Mustang donor & other components:
[FFR] "Why do you recommend the '87 to
'93 year Mustang as the single donor car source / Can I use donor
parts from other than those years ?
The '87 Mustang was redeveloped in a conscientious effort by Ford to
bring the Mustang back to its performance roots. Between the
'87 start, and the '93 end, the design sold several million vehicles
a million of which are still on the road today. The
after-market has supported the design with a myriad of products from
appearance to performance upgrades. Prior to the '87 model
year, the components were slightly different and less robust than
those after '87. Some of the parts that will not work from the
earlier cars include gauges, switches, and the wiring harness.
Some other differences include smaller front brakes, a smaller rear
axle, and thicker spindle. These parts will still bolt in and
we can make our front suspension work with the older spindle if
Can I use a '94 or newer Mustang as a donor car?
The '94 and '95 5.0L Mustang can be used, but there are some
differences, and some parts from the older cars must still be used.
The gauges, bellhousing and transmission from the later model years
can not be used in the FFR kit. The smog pump bracket
from the '87 to '93 Mustang is necessary if running catalytic
converters. The front and rear suspensions are wider in the
newer car, and the front lower control arms must be from a pre-'94
car to work. Changing the offset of the rear wheels will allow
use of the newer rear axle. The wiring harness also differs in
this car although it can be used with some modification.
Lastly, the radiator of the newer car will not work."
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