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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by grimmfalcon138, May 20, 2015.

  1. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
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    grimmfalcon138
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    from az

    Tried search and yielded no results. So this is my problem/question.
    I am welding in subframe connectors on my 62 valiant, once this is done do I still need the front inner wheelwells for structural support? Or can I cut them out with no worries of sagging on the front half of the car?
    I know from the factory the wheelwells are load bearing, but does the addition of the subframe connectors change this? Any and all help is appreciated.
     
  2. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    from Illinois

    IMHO, you will still need something there, either the inner wheel housing, or a tube from front of rail going up and back to the firewall. There will still be a flex factor from the cowl forward.
     
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  3. artful dodger
    Joined: Nov 20, 2013
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    I would ask uscartool.com (us car tool) they made the subframe connectors for my 69 road runner...
     
  4. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    Sub frame connectors are designed to resist lateral movement that can 'stretch' one side of the body.
    You still need something structural to hold up the front end.

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  5. Yeeep ^^^^^

    And no you cannot ask how I know. :oops:
     
  6. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
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    grimmfalcon138
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    from az

    Thanks for the quick response guys, I guess I'll put the Sawzall away for the moment. No beaner, I would never ask how you know that. I'll just assume it's because you are really smart. ;)
     
  7. 54vicky
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    he can not answer right now he headed to the local haberdashery for a larger hat after your comment:D
     
  8. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Here's how they did them to a 69 Valiant, I presume similar principles would apply to your earlier model.
     
  9. take a look at some of the racers of the late 60's....Fred Hurst ran a big Hemi in a flip front end Cuda...
     

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