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mvendl
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From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-01-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is probably a very stupid question and please dont chastize me too much for asking it, but do the fastback and hardtop have torque boxes? I'm reading an article on mustangmonthly.com concerning torque boxes on their 66 project car. This is what I'm reading... here is the clip

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Ford saw that this would be a problem in 1963 as the engineers designed the chassis for the convertible. So they placed torque boxes under the toe board where the hardtop and fastback received none.

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thanks,

--mark

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-01-2002 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here goes again. THe 65/6 cpe, fastback did not have TB's. The 67's had one on the driver side. The 68 had one on each side. TB's give the car strength at the cowl area and minimize twist. All cv have 2. MMonthly staff member, Mark Houlahan, doing a 66 cpe for himself, wisely decided to install them. I would sure put them in a 65/6 cpe or fsbk. They give support-strength where it's needed! By 68, the engineers must have finally convinced the bean counters that two were needed!

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rangoon66stang
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From: akron, ohio,usa
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posted 05-02-2002 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rangoon66stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
on a 65-66, there is a rear torque box, not a front one. the rear is located just in front of the inner wheel house. they only put the front torque boxes on the verts. also, look in any catalog, there are torque box repops for a 65-66 coupe.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 05-02-2002 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a given. ALL early Mustangs have those. His reference to the MMonthly article was about the fronts-under the front toe boards. Yes, the vendors list torque boxes for the front for 65-70.(71-73 with alteration} The 65-6 are included for the reason the original article came out- for cars that didn't have them when new. And, to the fact that they fit in without modification. Again a 65/6 cpe/fstbk will benefit with the addition of FRONT torque boxes. On a rustfree cpe/fstbk, it's an easy do.

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