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Bloose
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posted 11-12-2004 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where can I get Subframe connectors for my '68 Fairlane? Winter is coming and time for projects .

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torino420
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posted 11-12-2004 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Bloose...check out this thread. I've been trying to find some that actually fit for some time now. This guy (Tore) has made them before
for 70/71's. I'm fairly positive they are the same as 68/69's. We should have some pictures posted soon.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?forumid=198944&messageid=1100048116

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torino420
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posted 12-17-2004 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This bumps for you bloose.
I should have my set next week, I can let you know how they fit and get some pics if you want.

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Bloose
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posted 12-18-2004 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pics would be great. I thought someone had them though???


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torino420
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posted 12-18-2004 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ones you probably have seen are from Crites and Dearborn. Crites makes them for Dearborn and they do NOT fit. They only fit 66/67's. Crites assumed the front subframe on 68/69's were the same and they are not. They have an extra subframe under the front which is in the way of the connectors. They but up against the tranny crossmember arm. I bought a set from Crites and called him on it asking him how they would fit, he checked a 68 he had and was suprised to see that they are different from 66/67's. I then ordered a set from Dearborn and no suprise, same exact connectors. If you notice on Crites website now, it states 66-67 no 66-69.

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Bloose
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posted 12-23-2004 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, I was prowling around and Dearborns is where I saw them. Thanks for letting me know about the fitment problem! I guess I'll have to make my own. I was hoping I wouldn't have to resort to that though.

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torino420
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posted 12-23-2004 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, once i get mine, I'll post some pics and you can decide wether or not you want to order from this guy. I'll probably take it down to the guy who welded my exhaust together and have him weld em up. I may not get them until next week.

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Richard Swart
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posted 02-06-2005 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Torino 420 Did you ever get thouse sub-frame connecters

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torino420
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posted 02-09-2005 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes i got them but havent installed them yet.
They weld to the under side of the rear subframe then the below pic is where they attach to the front.

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Bloose
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posted 02-09-2005 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More picks please!!! Those look pretty straight forward. Did you have to cut into the rear floor? I'd like to avoid that sort of thing if possible.

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torino420
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posted 02-09-2005 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No...you dont have to cut into the floor, they weld to the underside of the rear subframe. This pic should give you a better idea.

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