has anybody welded ball joint cups in place of kingpins on their control arms for the front suspension. maybe its the peyote, but i had a crazy idea about welding ball joint cups where the kingpin bolts to the lower control arms on the factory front suspension on my '53 Buick special. the arms are forged, so they should take the weld just fine. the goal is to update the front suspension for more caster, anti-dive, and eventually it will be bagged. i want a driver, and you will get run the F over if you can't do 80 mph on the freeway here. i was looking at welding ball joint cups to the stock lower, so i can keep the front crossmember and my straight eight (for now) to try to not affect too many things at once. by using the stock lower control arms, i don't have to fabricate an attachment method for new lower arms. i can use a m2 spindle and associated brake kits, and i found an upper for a 70-81 camaro that uses the m2 style ball joint (correct taper for the spindle). the upper CA mount would need to be fabbed, but that is easily made from some angle iron with gussests, welded where the stock upper arm/shock is mounted. then i would have to fab the steering rack mount, but that isn't that difficult, really. i do eventually want to go to a nailhead 401 engine, so not sure if this gets me anywhere. doing a mustang 2 now will prompt the nailhead install (don't have that motor yet) as i don't want to fab straight 8 mounts if it isn't staying long term, and also the whole drivetrain swap, as it is a closed driveline, so changing motors, means pulling the trigger on the new rear suspension, axle, and tranny. is this foolish, and i should just m2 the car and be done with it?