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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Torque Box??

So I got a pair of torque boxes with the car and they fit like $h!t. So looping for a good fitting set that are 2 piece any one have a suggestion
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Most have to be massaged.
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I used one piece Dynacorn, drilled out the spot welds and took them apart. Fit was very nice!

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I got the 1 piece Spectra units drilled them apart cut and refit cut and refit cut and refit ,,,,,,
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Seems like the left side is the issue on the fitting. It just donít fit the shape of the fire wall at all...
Spectra is what I see Jo daddy used on his builds and I guess he got them from MU.
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I got the 1 piece Spectra units drilled them apart cut and refit cut and refit cut and refit ,,,,,,
Same here. They typically need work to fit. Have fun.

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I bought Spectra 1 piece units too and separated them. They did fit better than a Dynacorn set I also had here. My drivers side went in with minimal grinding but the passenger side required some cutting, metal removal and re-welding to fit the passenger side. If you own a welder and a grinder you can make these fit. No need to use a sledge hammer or a jack to force them in place, they can be made to fit. I'll be adding a Spectra set to my friend's 66 this summer.
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I bought the 1 piece units from cjpp, I'm assuming the the lower firewall is cut out and the torque box becomes part of it?
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I bought the 1 piece units from cjpp, I'm assuming the the lower firewall is cut out and the torque box becomes part of it?
What I realized during my installation is from the factory only the outer portion in the wheel well is added to the firewall. The 1 and 2 piece kits are giving you acsection of the toe board. So basically youíre doubling up on the toe board. I thought about just using the outer part but used both as I thought it would make for a more ridged set up. On the toe board part I folded the flange 180* so I wouldnít have to cut through my toe boards since they were in great shape. Along with no welding inside the car either.

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Make your own, at least you know they will fit. Used 1/8" plate
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Ausfox, very very nice job.
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