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post #31 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-16-2016, 09:00 AM
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Picking up tin man fab sfc next Tuesday as he's only a couple hours away from me. Convinced the wife we needed a date day in the cities but we need to pick these up first lol. She's so great.
I just got mine 2 weeks ago. Very heavily and solidly made. Directions with illustrations weren't the greatest, though. Haven't had time to install.

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I just got mine 2 weeks ago. Very heavily and solidly made. Directions with illustrations weren't the greatest, though. Haven't had time to install.
There's a youtube video.

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post #33 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 09:06 PM
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Has anyone used these guys stuff? Looks pretty good.
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I went with tinman subframe connectors.


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It would be nice if there were sfc's that go from the front frame rails all the way to the leaf spring. My front leaf spring bolt goes through one side of the SFC. The other end goes into the front frame rail about 10 inches and plug welded.

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I have TinMan subframe connectors on my 65 Fastback and love them. They tuck up really close to the floor and you can't see them until you get under the car, and one of the best things is no loss of ground clearance.
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I have the Tinman SFC's but IMO, the best are the ones that go through the floor pan and are welded their full length into the pan.

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Dear Sir,
If I may be so bold. I would encourage you to take a look at the Mike Maier inc web site. I was the one that designed the brace originally and now we at the new shop have improved the design. We have slotted the mounts to ensure fitment across more variations old uni bodies. We have also mad a fixture that allows us to mount the front cross bars in different locations due to specific applications. We also have a complete line of chassis stiffening.
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I just bought a set of somewhat generic bolt in connectors. They tie into the rear torque box/front leaf spring bolt and there is a rectangular cup that cross bolts to the floor support in the front. After I bolted them in I welded them . They work fine but then i am not track racing. Mine contact the floor plans along the length of the bars so I could lay in stitch welds if I felt I needed it. I have contemplated building a cross bar in the middle to stop any flexing of the bars but I'm not really sure it is necessary. I think that the chassis stiffening is not just a one product solution. The front torque boxes did a lot or my car. The subframes helped. The old monte/export brace should have been installed on every one of these cars. Putting in the Shelby under riders helped. Reinforcing the shock towers with welding and extra plating helped. The Boss 302 outer shock tower plate helped. The heim jointed strut rods helped. If I put in a 4 point cage it would no doubt help also. I may do that later on. It is probably stiff enough for anything I plan to do with the car already. Some of the subframe connectors look like over kill to me but then if I were running on tracks I would probably feel different.

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I was of the exact thought process. I am generally very apprehensive to change something if it is doing good allredy. However when I started to do these things on my car to develop a product line I was blown away with the difference. These cars are so flimzy that every little bit helps as long as its quality thought out product and not some 20 dollar excuse for a part.
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Dear Sir,
If I may be so bold. I would encourage you to take a look at the Mike Maier inc web site. I was the one that designed the brace originally and now we at the new shop have improved the design. We have slotted the mounts to ensure fitment across more variations old uni bodies. We have also mad a fixture that allows us to mount the front cross bars in different locations due to specific applications. We also have a complete line of chassis stiffening.
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I'm considering your Subframe connectors for my 69 Convertible, do you have any pictures that show them installed on a 65-70 convertible so I can see how you handle the lower seat support on the underside of the floor?
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Just for anyone shopping around for SFC that don't drag the ground and look like they belong there. Here is another picture of my Spintechs as I was getting ready to weld on.
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I used TCI, and could tell the difference with the body on the rotisserie. But, noticed the biggest difference in the body stiffness after I installed the 6 point cage. I didn't realize what a difference the cage would make.
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I used TCI, and could tell the difference with the body on the rotisserie. But, noticed the biggest difference in the body stiffness after I installed the 6 point cage. I didn't realize what a difference the cage would make.
Hey, that's a Cougar. Do we allow those on VMF?
All kidding aside, the cage is the ultimate frame/unibody stiffener.
Subframe connectors are a joke in comparison to a properly
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im still hung up on a good set for the 69 convertible. i like Maier's connectors on how close they hug the body as well as how much they connect to the subframes. Down side is they dont make them for verts. So has anyone here made their own? it would be an easy task to do, but i dont have a pipe bender.
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