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Front Suspension

Chris Vick sent us some more photos of his Spoiler II restoration. These close up photos of the front suspension on Chris’ Cyclone demonstrate his dedication to detail. Chris wants to point out that all of these natural metal suspension parts are bare metal and not painted, they are all natural finish just like the factory!

Remember when doing a restoration to do your own homework regarding how YOUR car should be done. Depending on the year, month or even day your car was built or the factory it was built in and other variables the correct restoration of your car may not be the same as photos you see on the internet or in books. More than once, in my searches for correct restoration details, I have come across conflicting photos of what were all reported to be a correct restoration. Just because you see it on this site or any other do not assume what you see is correct or correct for your car. If in doubt contact a reputable concours judge with specific expertise in the car you are restoring. Even then, you may find differing opinions from different judges. As an example, the Ford Talladega has two different correct valve covers depending on the date it was built!

Please note that the plaid colors behind the gas tank and differential is NOT factory, LOL.




Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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