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Im looking to get sub-frame connectors from santa! lol wich ones are the best? ive looking at maier racing? hows maier racing export brace setup??

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If your car sits anywhere close to 6" below stock as you said in another thread, you're going to need a custom setup like I did on my '65 Fastback. This way, ground clearance isn't reduced...




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..but yeah you'll have to look to a custom job like the above if you have sigificantly lowered your car.
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I like the Global West version as they attach from the front frame rail to the rear frame rail (further back than most)
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I have the Global West units. Look nice, immediately noticed stiffer body. No loss of ground clearance.

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I have the Global West units. Look nice, immediately noticed stiffer body. No loss of ground clearance.
You don't lose any ground clearance near the rear frame rails?

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How's Maier Racing's export brace setup??
I have their export brace in my '65 coupe. I fits perfectly and I can't get over how easy it is to get the distributor in and out without removing it. I do have the low '65 motor moutns though.

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I have the Global West units. Look nice, immediately noticed stiffer body. No loss of ground clearance.
You don't lose any ground clearance near the rear frame rails?
Oh, that's right, about 1.5", sorry 'bout that. They do tuck up nicely though, no lower than front rails.

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http://www.midnightdsigns.com/Mustang/subframe.html

Tinman's are pretty nice.


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Buyng them or making them?

For buying Global West's are very good.

If you are going to make them and just want ideas check out dustyrelics' custom ones on his clone - I think those are the best ones ever.

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Has anyone ever welded Maier-like braces (1/8" steel plates) on other SFCs like TCP or Global West to connect to floor pans or rocker panels? This, in conjunction torque boxes and a few other well placed braces would seem to strengthen the chassis greatly w/o a huge weight penalty.
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I think the Mustangs + 'chassis strengthening kit' is a good concept, which follows (vaguely) along those lines.

Like any other metal exercise, you can do it for far less $$ if you have the steel and some basic competence with a welder.
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Do you mean something like the jacking rail supplement that GW sells? It's basically a ladder that ties the SFC to the rocker. It is very similar to the structural reinforcement that the Mustangs Plus kit and the Fire & Ice (SN65) cars offer.
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i've thought about trying the new Spintech subframes with a bolt on TCP or GW style tubular connector and the GW jacking rails. Spintech also has a SFC to rocker extension that i'm guessing is similar to the jacking rails but no pics of it

http://mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalo...connectors.htm

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I hadn't see the spintechs before. They sound like just the ticket for those who need clearance and also want side exhausts. I wonder why they list 1965, then 1966-1970 as grouped together? I would have thought that 1965-1966 are similar floorpan, emergency brake and subframe wise, then the 1967-1970? I really don't think there's that much difference between any of the 65-70 floorpans... I haven't really thought about this style though.
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