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Jeff73Mach1

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Subframe connectors
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:44:14 PM »
Came in yesterday
 
Welded in today.  Haven't driven it much, but it already feels a bit different in a good way.  I used some from Tinman Fabrications and they fit nicely.

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 07:45:36 PM »
nother pic

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 09:00:17 PM »
Good.  You are so smart.

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 09:26:16 PM »
I'd thank you if I thought you were serious.

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 10:24:11 PM »
Let me know after a few days how you like them or not. I might get myself a pair.

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 10:48:46 PM »
Will do.  they follow the floorpans pretty closely and don't reduce ground clearance.  They are well made but add no more than about 20 pounds to the car.

They are plug welded in three places each and perimeter welded front and rear.  I also bought their cross brace/driveshaft loop, but would have to modify the exhaust to use it so we left it off.  $65.00 wasted, but maybe they will take it back less a restocking fee and shipping

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2010, 12:30:41 PM »
I'd thank you if I thought you were serious.
I am serious.  It takes talent to do that.  Plus welding skills, the know-how of what to order, etc.  I guess you know that you can also get sub frame connectors that connect the left and right side of the frame too?  That would really stiffen it up.  Good job!

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 02:13:55 AM »
Thank you.

I considered cross bracing, but it also wither interferes with your exhaust sysrem  and makes work under the car difficult.  I may still add some cross bracing, but if I do it will probably be bolt it to make under car access practical.

If I go that route it will be an "x brace that I'lll fabricate- but for now i am going to run it as is for a while-except I will add a driveshaft loop of some type since I have enough power to break a u joint

Sorry fo the earlier reply, but you seemed pretty against nonoriginal modifications in prior posts.

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Re: Subframe connectors
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 02:49:59 PM »
Oh, I try to keep mine as original as possible, but you guys do whatever you want with yours.  It's your car, just don't expect any enthusiasm on my part for guys making restomods out of perfectly good classics.  What you are doing is making the car safer to drive.  That's a good thing. 

 

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