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Old 12-13-2004, 03:14 PM
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Crossmember on a tubbed 64 falcon

Does anyone no if the crossmember on a 64 falcon should have the bend going up or down?? It is a 3x2 crossmember bought and im tubbing this but need to no if I put the crossmember bend down, will it allow me to raise up the car to change a tire without hitting the driveshaft?? please help.....Thanks
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If it's just a slight curve it goes down. My Alston Nova kit dips down, the drive shaft runs over it and the safety lop is on top, see my gallery.

I doubt if you will be able to get enough clearance to jack it if you have wide tires and deep wheels; the suspension down travel needed will probably be so much that the DS will hit it eventually, especially if tubbed and the wheels are tucked inside. I have to disconnect the coil-overs, upper 4-link bar, locater yoke, anti-roll bars and lift the car waaay up to roll 18.5" tires out of the well.

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Is there away to make all or part of it removable so those problems dont exist without loosing any support/strength and is it possible to reverse the 'dip' to eliminate the problem totally??
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Hotrodders are all about innovation, and sometimes it's a good thing. You can probably modify things to a certain extent, but why? Your only issue seems to be jacking the car up. The rear frame rail configuration has a lot to do with how things will work under there, and you don't mention anything about that. You can simply drop the rear U-Joint if it's causing a problem. I also wouldn't consider making a structural cross-member removable.

Depending on what rear suspension you are considering, I can almost guarantee you will not get the car high enough (not enough suspension travel) to get a set of fat tires, with 5 or 6" of back-set, out of the wheel well, without disconnecting part of it. Unless of course you radius the opening.

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