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Frame connector recommendation
#1
I have seen many of you weld in frame connectors from the front frame member to the rear frame member. What do you guys use/recommend? Where do you get them from?
I will be doing the floor pans in aboout a month and want to include these as well.
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#2
I got mine from Global West, but have not had them installed yet.
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#3
I have reviewed a bunch of other threads and it seems this comes up a lot.

So Global West, Tin Man fabrication, Competition Engineering are the weld on connectors that are brought up the most.

Summit has all three:

http://www.summitracing.com/search/year/...er=Default

I am leaning toward the Tin Man as they look more natural under the car and they got a nice video to show installation (albeit it is not a 71-73 Mustang)

http://www.tinmanfabrication.com/index.c...&prd47.htm

Thanks for the input CZ!
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#4
I have tinman connectors and the fit and quality is very nice. They clear my caltrac traction bars with no difficulty and are very solid.

I also bought their crossmember with driveshaft loop, but never installed it due to interference with my exhaust system.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#5
I have a set of Global West on mine, and they were a snap to install, don't hang down very low at all, don't interfere with the floor pans, and are very strong (I took to jacking the car up with the subframe connectors, rather than trying to find the appropriate place below the rockers).

I picked mine up from Summit Racing as well.

I can post a couple of pics when I get home later this evening - not so much from work, though.

Eric

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#6
I used Global West. Very strong and no interference issues.
Ron
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#7
I don't think you can go wrong with either... I have no knowlege of the other souce you mention.
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#8
I patterened my custom connectors after the Maier Racing and Global West pieces. There were some features of each I liked.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#9
Jeff73Mach1;187222 Wrote:I have tinman connectors and the fit and quality is very nice. They clear my caltrac traction bars with no difficulty and are very solid.

I also bought their crossmember with driveshaft loop, but never installed it due to interference with my exhaust system.

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I also used Tinman and the fit was flawless. I noticed some require you to modify the floor pan while others are contoured to fit. They were easy to install and I am happy with them.

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

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#10
I am still haggling with the inspection requirements. Here they do not allow any alterations to the chassis or structural part of a car. A subframe connector is such an alteration, even if it improves instead of degrades the structural integrity.
When I explained that, their lame reply was that an improvement will cause the car to perform better which means there is no guaranty that the other parts of the car can cope with that new strength and performance. uuuhm... ok..?

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Mike

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