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Another Subframe Connector Question
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Does anyone know if the Global West subframe connectors would interfere with the CalTracs I have installed on my car? If anyone has this combo or even just the global west subframe connectors and has a few good photos that would be helpful.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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#2
You might consider building your own, then you can make any modifications necessary to make them fit.
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-subf...ectors-diy?



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#3
Cal-Tracs mount to the forward leaf spring mount, effectively as a 2nd "solid" shackle, if I'm not mistaken.

That being the case, I would think not since the Global West SFCs are directly inline with the rear frame rails - if the rear frame rails aren't 'in the way' with the Cal-Tracs, then I imagine the GW SFCs wouldn't be, either.

I just saw this pic that looks like a set of Cal-Tracs along with some GW SFCs (black tube above the forward mount) - the description says it's on a Maverick, though.

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Here's another one from Stangnet - '65 Mustang with what looks like GW SFCs (you can just barely make them out) and Cal-Tracs.  Here's a link to the thread, which also has a link to more pics (that I can't access here at work): https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/...on.736697/

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Hope this helps!


** edit ** - I also just found this '70 with Cal-Tracs and GW SFCs - looks just fine as well. Plus, it's a pretty dang nice car to drool over just the same. http://www.classiccarstudio.com/inventor...ng-mach-1/

Eric

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#4
If you make your own I believe most if not all of the ones offered are just DOM tube not high alloy. You could get 4140 or maybe even from Swedish Steel Domex which is 4 times the yield of regular steel. 
The use of the new steels is how they get the new cars to be so stiff and do much better in crash. Lots of the body work on today's cars cannot be body worked just RR. 
I have seen parts made that they had to heat the metal to red hot to form. If you hit it cold shatters like glass.
Thanks to Are 51 for better steel.
That is what I am going to do for roll cage in 72 vert when I build it. Will also have a panel bent to mate along the length of the rocker box.


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#5
Yes that helps a lot. If the Global west connectors are inline with (centered on) the rear frame rail then they would not appear to interfere with the CalTracs. Thanks.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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(07-16-2019, 09:27 AM)73pony Wrote: Does anyone know if the Global West subframe connectors would interfere with the CalTracs I have installed on my car? If anyone has this combo or even just the global west subframe connectors and has a few good photos that would be helpful.


I can't speak for the GW connectors but I know for a fact that the TinMan Fabrication ones will work with the CalTracs. That's what I have on my car. I'm 99% sure they are not made from some exotic metal but my guess is that my Ford frame is/was not either. So they should work just fine. I will include a link if you are interested.


http://www.tinmanfabrication.com/index.c.../prd58.htm
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#7
I remember mine being directly inline with my rear frame rails.

Not a great pic, but at least you should be able to see that the GW SFCs are inboard of the forward spring mounts.  And yes - they are directly inline with the rear frame rails... but need to bend inward to line up with the front frame rails, however.

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(07-16-2019, 10:41 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:
(07-16-2019, 09:27 AM)73pony Wrote: Does anyone know if the Global West subframe connectors would interfere with the CalTracs I have installed on my car? If anyone has this combo or even just the global west subframe connectors and has a few good photos that would be helpful.


I can't speak for the GW connectors but I know for a fact that the TinMan Fabrication ones will work with the CalTracs. That's what I have on my car. I'm 99% sure they are not made from some exotic metal but my guess is that my Ford frame is/was not either. So they should work just fine. I will include a link if you are interested.


http://www.tinmanfabrication.com/index.c.../prd58.htm

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(07-16-2019, 10:41 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:
(07-16-2019, 09:27 AM)73pony Wrote: Does anyone know if the Global West subframe connectors would interfere with the CalTracs I have installed on my car? If anyone has this combo or even just the global west subframe connectors and has a few good photos that would be helpful.


I can't speak for the GW connectors but I know for a fact that the TinMan Fabrication ones will work with the CalTracs. That's what I have on my car. I'm 99% sure they are not made from some exotic metal but my guess is that my Ford frame is/was not either. So they should work just fine. I will include a link if you are interested.


http://www.tinmanfabrication.com/index.c.../prd58.htm

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#10
FYI - those are Competition Engineering Slide-a-links, not CalTracs.


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