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Front Torque Boxes
#1
Hello,

Looking for alittle advise on front torque boxes.
Bought new RH side and it's an inch wider than needed.  Again 65-70 was in the description from Dyancorn via Mustangs Unlimited.

So is there another source for 71-73 front torque boxes, or do I cut this monster brace to fit ??

Thanks for all your help,
HVY MTL
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#2
To my knowledge, no one makes a direct replacement 71-73 torque box. Might be worth a call to Don at OMS


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#3
I thought I would add a few photos.
For the guys trying this, the Torque Boxes are also welded on the inside .....to the side frame rails.
I finally cut mine out with a cut-off-wheel and sawzall......what a job.
To save time, cut them out and go back and clean up frame rails.  This will give you room to work and get to those inner welds inside the boxes.
I still have alot of work to do and will be replacing the inner rocker as well.
Drivers side needs the same repairs.
I hope this helps someone.
HVY MTL
[Image: Torque_Box.jpg]

[Image: TB1.jpg]

[Image: TB2.jpg]
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#4
Go ahead and get the dash out of there/  It will  make life easier and protect all that plastic.

kcmash
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#5
Another helpful tip for everyone
That is NOT a Dynacorn torque box
Dynacorn torque boxes are not spot welded together anymore, they are in three pieces so they are easier to work with.
They are also coated and not bare -
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#6
(05-29-2018, 11:38 AM)OMS Wrote: Another helpful tip for everyone
That is NOT a Dynacorn torque box
Dynacorn torque boxes are not spot welded together anymore, they are in three pieces so they are easier to work with.
They are also coated and not bare -

Thank you for the clarification.
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#7
Pic shows a Spectra Premium label on the part - definitely not Dynacorn.

If you paid $93 for a Dynacorn and they sent you the $42 spectra Premium, you might want to have a phone conversation with them ASAP.

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang...que-Boxes/

Again, none of these are 71-73 compatible without a bunch of work. MU is famous for mis-categorizing parts and screwing up applications. I've returned plenty over the years to them for stuff like this.


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#8
(05-29-2018, 03:17 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: Pic shows a Spectra Premium label on the part - definitely not Dynacorn.

If you paid $93 for a Dynacorn and they sent you the $42 spectra Premium, you might want to have a phone conversation with them ASAP.

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang...que-Boxes/

Again, none of these are 71-73 compatible without a bunch of work. MU is famous for mis-categorizing parts and screwing up applications. I've returned plenty over the years to them for stuff like this.

Thanks for the response.
It was confusing trying to score the right parts on MU site.
My seat pan and inner rocker are also on "Back Order" for 2 weeks.
NDP has both in stock....so lesson learned there.

Gives me plenty of time to clean up old welds and rust.....lol.
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#9
(05-29-2018, 10:36 PM)Heavy Metal Wrote:
(05-29-2018, 03:17 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: Pic shows a Spectra Premium label on the part - definitely not Dynacorn.

If you paid $93 for a Dynacorn and they sent you the $42 spectra Premium, you might want to have a phone conversation with them ASAP.

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang...que-Boxes/

Again, none of these are 71-73 compatible without a bunch of work. MU is famous for mis-categorizing parts and screwing up applications. I've returned plenty over the years to them for stuff like this.

Thanks for the response.
It was confusing trying to score the right parts on MU site.
My seat pan and inner rocker are also on "Back Order" for 2 weeks.
NDP has both in stock....so lesson learned there.

Gives me plenty of time to clean up old welds and rust.....lol.

Seat pan ?  What year part did they sell you for that ?
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#10
... and the inner rockers they sell are not wide enough for the 71-73s. Mine had a 1/2" gap that needed to be filled in at the rear spring mount (torque box).

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang...rtible.axd

Here's a perfect example of the them listing applications incorrectly - the seat pans are listed as coupe and fastback. Fastback pans are quite a bit shorter than a coupe.

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang...stback.axd


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