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roger
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posted 06-05-2003 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen shock tower braces for everything but the 62-63 F'lane, does anyone produce one?
Or are we on our own to mock one up
Roger in Toronto

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Tbird
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posted 06-05-2003 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbird   Click Here to Email Tbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
are you talking about the monte carlo type brack?

[This message has been edited by Tbird (edited 06-05-2003).]

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MLariviere
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posted 06-05-2003 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you can't find one in Autokrafters or Dearborn Classics,then most likely noone makes them.

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roger
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posted 06-10-2003 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Monte carlo bar that runs from shock tower across the engine, does a little jog around the distributer.
I've actually bought a 67-68 Mustang bar which is 4" to narrow but i'm going to put a sleeve at each mounting flange & tack weld it to the proper width then remove & weld her up right.
Beast i can come up with & the Mustang bar was only $48.00 new
Roger

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66fairlane500
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posted 08-02-2003 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fairlane500   Click Here to Email 66fairlane500     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dark horse racing in washington state has em for my 66 and he is the man to talk to about anyfairlane.
i think its
darkhorseracing.com

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66fairlane500
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posted 08-02-2003 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fairlane500   Click Here to Email 66fairlane500     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.darkhorseracing.net/

SORRY!

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66fairlane500
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posted 08-02-2003 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fairlane500   Click Here to Email 66fairlane500     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.darkhorseperformance.com/


SO SORRY!!!!!! this is the site!!! at least a made sure for you all! i know they cover some fairlanes

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66fairlane500
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posted 08-02-2003 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fairlane500   Click Here to Email 66fairlane500     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
btw the falcon ones may fit for that year but im not sure

i know i cant find 66 fairlane monte bars anywhere, but here. and i have searched and searched, you may ask him if he can fab you one.
sorry for all the posts!

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66fairlane500
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posted 08-02-2003 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66fairlane500   Click Here to Email 66fairlane500     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
do u all think that just a monte will be enough rigidity for my 66 fairlane? i plan to abuse and crossrace it. i sure do like those tcp monte and firewall to tower ones they triangulate!
i was talking with tcp's

http://totalcontrolproducts.com/main.html

tech guy and he just needs to measure mine, and he can make em if he's in the mood have you... im sure those stang ones they already have made will fit, all he needs are your measurements

but then again i dont know the 63 towers


good luck!

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MLariviere
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posted 08-02-2003 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely,the more bracing,the better.

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roger
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posted 08-18-2003 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for info. Just so you vknow the Mustang monte carlo bar for 64-66 stangs is about 4" too short which actually surprised me, i;m assuming that at the base of the towers the stang & F'lane end up about the same width though.
Anyway , a local shop just addeed to the Mustang bar for me , so i'm all set
Roger

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TomP
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posted 11-09-2003 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mustang stuff or Falcon isn't even close. Modifying them is more work that just making something from scratch.
I can build something if you need, the design depends on where the aircleaner sits for clearance as dual quads or such gets close to the rear mounts for it.

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roger
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posted 11-10-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom: actually the mustang bar worked out. I cut each end off leaving a 4" length of pipe at each end, slid in a solid piece of bar stock, spread the brace & bolted it in , tack welded the solid bar, removed & did the final welds, with a little work you can;t tell it wasn't made for the car, now that i look at this , yes, you;re right, it was a real pain to get it done.
Thnaks for the offer. Now, if you find a post 67 8" pumpkin out your way please let me know. My 62's 8" center is a weak link, love to find an 8" posi & i;m out your way all the time
Roger

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Dubz
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posted 12-10-2003 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do those types of bars work on a full frame car, or is it just the unibodies?

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roger
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posted 12-12-2003 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a uni-body car you can feel the difference, a full frame car would have to be putting out a lot of power, to the point a roll cage and frame stiffening would be needed to truly need a monty bar. But, if you followed Hot Rods Montego build it sure helped on the road course

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bfxcomet
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posted 12-28-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Roger, do you still want a 8" center section?
Roger

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roger
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posted 01-06-2004 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i found a later 8" pumpkin out of a 68 stang but its not a posi & hasbrand new 3:00 gears, so yes & no, still looking for posi(trac-loc) & lower gears than i have which are 3:50's. With the AOD i;m thinking i could run 4:11's, but, if i could find a posi unit i could use my stock 3:50's & install it all in the 68 housing, i think
Roger

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