Currie Enterprises has been building third members for many applications for more than 50 years, and they have a ton of different optional components available. Every customer’s specific vehicle application and needs are discussed during the ordering process to ensure that the right parts are chosen.
Hey, it can’t hurt to ask, right? However, a lot of people still think that old parts are available at local wrecking yards, and that they’ll be able to save money by adding a new housing to an old third member.
Unfortunately, Currie and its suppliers are out of original Ford components for assembling third members now, and all of its components are 100-percent new. This is not a bad thing because quality and reliability are still the top priority at Currie. The company has either researched suppliers that maintain and even exceed the original Ford specs, or it has taken matters into its own hands by tooling up to produce the parts in-house.
Stopping by to visit their facility in Anaheim, California, was a great experience because the shop is full of enthusiasts who take pride in building the best product at an affordable price. During our visit, we joked that they were building themselves out of business because they produce such a good product. The retort, “Who wants to build just one car in their lifetime?”
With that said, we were invited to take a trip into the shop with our camera to get a first-hand look at how to assemble a brand-new Ford-style, but Currie-built, third member gear case. Take a look at the first few steps of how it was done for an early model Ford Mustang project. Be sure to stay tuned as we will cover the full installation in future posts!
Text by Marcel Venable
Photos by the MCP staff