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1964 Ford Fairlane sub frame connectors??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Killer, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Killer
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    I need pics...

    PLEASE?!?!?!!!

    TIA
     
  2. Mutt
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  3. prime mover
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    are you building one? I was going to make my own connectors its simple.
     
  4. atch
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    ya might pm von tingler. i believe that his fairlane is a '64 and i'm pretty sure he connected the sub frames. just a thought.
     
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  5. TINGLER
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    Nope,
    Mines a '63 and I haven't connected the subframes.

    What I want to do is remove the floorboards and everything and make a complete tube frame with a roll cage and then set the body back down on it.........(someday)

    I've got pics of some subframe connectors someplace on file, but they are really not much to look at....just some homemade jobbies made from rectangular tubing.

    Crites is a cool place by the way. Thats where I got my fenders. Great quality on those parts fwiw....
     
  6. TINGLER
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    Here's a pic I found...Maybe it will help. This is looking from the rear forward (of course)....

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  7. TINGLER
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    Here's a pic of the Crites paperwork. Its from a 66 Fairlane, but maybe it will help you get an idea....

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  8. Cshabang
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    They aren't hard to make, I believe my 65 Comet floor is similar. We've done them on a 64 Comet, 2-65 Comets, and a 65 Falcon. My advice is to cut the floor where need be(under the front seat, to about where the back seat base sits),and get them as high as you can.This way, if you put the mufflers up where the floor raises for the back seat, everything won't be hangin down. I ran mine straight back from the front rails, and if I remember correctly they were just inside the rears. At the rear, I made a small 90 degree connector piece, and capped it. Then I cut an angled piece to triangulate it. This way, you can install a rear loop if you want. Might be kinda confusing, so if you have questions just ask. Anyway I can help, let me know. I just ordered from Crites, they're service is starting to suck, as is theire quality. My father, my best friend, and myself have bought tons of stuff from them. If you do order, stay on top of them, my friend never got parts he ordered, but he paid for them. Just last week, they couldn't tell me if my order was sent out, and they didn't return, or call when they said they would. I finally got my teardrop, and the reciept was written the day before, and the fiberglass is chinsy and full of airpockets. Anyway, sorry this is long, hope it helps.

    Chris
     
  9. Killer
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    Thanks fellas, here's how I ended up doin it...


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  10. Killer
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    Did this too...

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  11. Radshit
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    Jason that looks good........Ford uni-bodies improve greatly from a little subframe connecting....
     
  12. prime mover
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    yeah nice work show us the rest of the car.
     
  13. TINGLER
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    Wow Killer, I like your way better. It looks stronger and with less crap hanging under the car.
     

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