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Old 01-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanna know what you think about these crossmembers: fitment, quality, price, etc.

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I used one like the last picture. Can't remember where I got it. I had to ream the holes to the floorboard rib (?) a wee little bit to get it to go. Other than that it fit well, the ebrake works like stock. I like the looks better'n the others, too.
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When I had a T5 I used the RMP one above. It fit great. In fact I still have it sitting on my bench. If anyone is needs one for a 67-70 let me know.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a brand new RMP AOD crossmember that I'm stuck with and now in need of a T-5 crossmember for 65-66 though but I can't decide which one to go with.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I could use that 67 up cross member if you want to sell. Sent you a PM.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I used the modern driveline crossmember in my 68 and it fit like a glove.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I used the modern driveline crossmember in my 68 and it fit like a glove.
Same here for my 67.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wanna know what you think about these crossmembers: fitment, quality, price, etc.
Any will probably get the job done okay, the real issue is price. You're looking at about $20 worth of metal. I made my T5 crossmember from scratch to resemble the MustangSteve mount in approx. 2 hours.
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I wish I had the skills to fab something up.

I used the mustang steve style setup.....

I too liked it, except I too ran into fitment issues. Holes wouldn't line up.

I chose to hog out the holes on the trans x member itself rather than the body..figured that was the safest thing to do.

after a short time hogging out the holes, everything fell right into place.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Bruce here from MDL, our crossmember design to be strong with no flex and maximum exhaust clearance. We place the 65-66 E-brake lever mount in the correct position so you don't have to bend the lever to make it fit. Our later T-5 crossmember fit 1967-1973 Mustangs were most only claim to fit 67-70. All of our crossmembers are powered coated not painted, and are backed by a lifetime warranty against defects. If anyone as a question about our products, drop us a note we will be glad to answer your questions.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for chiming in. The simplicity of this conversion piece does not in my opinion warrant the $120+ price tag. The guy who starts mass producing these mounts and selling them for $75-80 will corner the market.
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Thanks for chiming in. The simplicity of this conversion piece does not in my opinion warrant the $120+ price tag. The guy who starts mass producing these mounts and selling them for $75-80 will corner the market.
hmmmmmm.....
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I'll agree with that!

That's why I resorted to modify my OEM X-member and I'm not a fabricator by a long shot. Works just fine.

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I love MDL products, I have three of their cable clutch units in service, and they work great. I'm sure a lot of factored in cost in just the "FPL". They get my vote. In liiking at the three in the photos, its an easy decision. Sometimes I have to make my own, but I have some unualual combos.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I agree with Dave, I don't mind paying money for quality parts... But, $120 + for one of these, and the price has gone up over time, makes me feel ripped off. Not a pleasurable feeling for my hobby.

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