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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 02-03-2002 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need a litle help on a question on my 65 Fastback. I am in the process of replacing the full floors on both sides & I was wondering if I should add toque boxs from a covertablr like MM did on their Coupe project in the March 2000 issue before I replace the toe boards. Will I notice any difference or not?. I will also be adding frame rail connectors, an exprot brace, & a monte carlo bar. Thanks in advance for your valued opinions.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 02-03-2002 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IMNSHO-think that is a great idea. Look at this way. 65-6 had none, 67 had one (they were starting to learn!-hello!} and by 68, they had two. T-boxes add structural rigidity to the cowl area and reduce twist and would even, God forbid, provide some extra strength in case of a t-bone hit. It's probably not practical, but...convertible inner frame rails would REALLY tighten things up-like sub frame connectors. Putting tboxes in is not that hard on a cpe/fb-what's sh*tty is having to cut out the rotten ones on a cv!

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SundanceKid
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From: UT
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 02-05-2002 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See, now it's the cuttin out the rusted ones on CV's coment that makes me thin about it! LOL I plan on instaling subframe conectors and I am running some 1x2 or 2 1/2 square tubing to a driveline loop (5" round circle)lateraly to stiffen and make custom seat mounts think I should install the torque boxes too? Wonder how much my car will weigh after all of this is done? LOL

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Scott (69Mach)
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From: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 02-05-2002 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get enough metal mass under there and you won't need that lowering kit you were secretly thinking about...

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SundanceKid
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From: UT
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 02-05-2002 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll just use the torque boxes as skid plates when my car drags on the frame!

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