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skiwater
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From: Utah
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-14-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skiwater   Click Here to Email skiwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone offer any advice on what brand and where to purchase subframe connectors? It seems that are a wide variety of places selling them and they vary quite a bit in price. I want a weld in connector, however I want it to be a "good fit" as in no modifications needed. I want to be able to just clamp them up and weld without worrying about any interference. Also, wil the use of subframe connectors interfere with my ability to install traction bars? Any advice on brands to look for on traction bars?
Thanks in advance for any advice offered.

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ekbeanctr
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From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 11-14-2002 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put the Total Control products Subframe connectors on my 65 Fastback. http://www.totalcontrolproducts.com/subframe.html They were a real easy install and look great. Unfortunately, Mustangs plus is now the only supplier for them and they cost about $50 more than they did a year ago. Same Product, New Price.

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Ken
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posted 11-14-2002 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to the site skiwater !!!
I recently installed "Competition Engineering" bolt-in connectors from Summit Racing (part no. CEE-3140) in my 1965 coupe and had them welded later.....they fit like a glove .
I also installed "Under Rider Traction Bars" at the same time !!!

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RobsRestoMod
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From: Spring, Texas
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-14-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RobsRestoMod   Click Here to Email RobsRestoMod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also used the "Competition Engineering" bolt-in connectors, then welded them in. They fit good and work great.

Rob
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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-15-2002 12:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M skiwater !
I concur on the C&E bolt ins. Fit well, work better and you can weld them in later.

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Robert K
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From: Nashville, TN
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 11-15-2002 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got the Total Control connectors on my car and have been very happy with the installation and fit. I especially like the X-brace they offer. They even offer connectors for convertibles. I was talking with Mustangs Plus and was asking about the TCP line of products and why the price increases. It seems that TCP was on it's way out of business because they couldn't turn a profit. Mustangs Plus partnered with them and after conducting research on their manufacturing processes told them that to keep producing the high quality parts they would have to increase their prices. So basically Mustangs Plus bailed them out. TCP does have very high quality parts although I agree that they seem a little pricey. I really like their engine mounts but just can't seem to justify the $250 price tag. But then again, how much would it cost to repair a hood should the old engine mount break ?

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

posted 11-15-2002 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I concur with the TCP posts. I put in the cross brace and is sure stiffened things up. If you're putting in just the connectors, I'd probably go with CE. If you want the cross bracing, go TCP. Heck, tough to lose either way...

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