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« on: October 04, 2010, 11:17:58 PM »

   On it's maiden voyage, my customer brought his 427 powered '67 Mustang to my shop. PeelOut
  He's had it since about 1971.
 It's not your average grocery getter and he wants to install some subframe connectors.
  Any advice which type would be the best ones to use?



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 01:39:26 PM »

Any suggestions or tips about subframe connectors?



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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 06:42:49 PM »

I saw some once that were fabricated using square stock and the subframe connectors were connected under the seat perches and welded from the inside .nothing could be seen on the bottom of the car and there of course were no ground clearance or exhaust pipe interference issues.  The owner had the short section that was visible in the backseat foot area covered with carpet. Later when he restored the car back to original all the ugliness was hidden under the carpet inside and nothing could be seen on the underside. It was trick. Bob

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 07:53:00 PM »

I saw some once that were fabricated using square stock and the subframe connectors were connected under the seat perches and welded from the inside .nothing could be seen on the bottom of the car and there of course were no ground clearance or exhaust pipe interference issues.  The owner had the short section that was visible in the backseat foot area covered with carpet. Later when he restored the car back to original all the ugliness was hidden under the carpet inside and nothing could be seen on the underside. It was trick. Bob

Bob,
Thanks for the reply, and an excellent suggestion. I've seen them done that way also.
 Unfortunately, since he has just got it back together, I think he's looking for a bit less invasive route.

 Shasta Mustang played a large part of this car's resurrection and it was gratifying to see the owner beaming with pride as he showed off his finished product.   Cool one   

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 06:57:03 AM »

I'd be curious to know what real world gains you can expect from installing subframe connectors on a street car that isn't raced.  Assuming the body and floors are solid, any reason to install these?

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 01:04:47 PM »

Shasmu,

Call Doug Nordin at Global West (www.globalwestperformance.com) as he has frame connectors for both coupe and convertible Mustangs (http://www.globalwestperformance.com/1967-70-mustang-subframe-connectors.html).

GW makes all sorts of killer suspension parts (negative roll A-arms, Del-A-Lum bushings, subframe connectors, bumpsteer kits, quick ratio steering boxes, et al) for Sixties musclecars. On my 1966 Nova SS and my 1967 Camaro RS convertible I used GW subframe connectors and they were awesome ... a true application specific part that welds on (not bolts on). Steer clear of universal type subframe connector from companies such as Mr. Gasket or such. Usually a "universal" part means that it universally doesn't fit anything well.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 11:48:50 PM »

  Thanks for the lead, Kiwi. I've used Global West products and I have no complaints.
 This particular fastback might be gettin' it's undercarriage  gusseted up custom, by the next door Nascar car guys.

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