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Old 04-26-2007, 12:28 PM
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when installing sub frame connectors

how do you suspend the body ? on axles? should it be on its wheels? i dont want to weld them in and have the suspension not sitting right.

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I believe the connectors are installed when full load is on the axles. This makes the connectors keep the body in the "correct" position when the car is twisted and flexed.
Had some put in the Mustang about 5 years ago, less rattles and better handling over our less than perfect "New England" roads.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:06 PM
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It shouldnt make much difference, if it does, then youve got other problems. But generally, most people do like phitchco said. I welded mine on my 68 Firebird while it was on the rotisserie.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:42 PM
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I noticed on the show 'Muscle Car' they lifted the car by the center before welding the connectors. This helped undo years of settling/sagging for so many years (a problem i have myself ). -It did noticeably help body panel and door alignment.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:20 AM
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Ya, someone mentioned that same show on another discussion similar to this one...I think it was a Nova on the show. I subscribe to the point of view that if you lift your car in one spot, whether lifting one corner or the front end or whereever, and it changes the gaps between the doors, fenders, etc, then you need to resolve some other structural issues before ya do anything else to it. I didnt see the show, but from the way it was described, it sounded to me like they were trying to fix a shark bite with a band-aid. Granted, Im sure welding in SFCs helped stiffen the car, but personally I wouldve tried to fix the original problem first. But thats just my opinion, I could be wrong...
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just installed bolt on sub frame connectors 1968 Firebird

I just got in the house and need some advice. I actually followed the directions on comp engineering sub frame connectors and used 4 jack stands at the front and rear frames. . I put the floor jack under the rear housing and when all bolts were removed I lowered the rear housing to the ground. Then I slid in the connectors and jacked the housing back up Then I reinstalled the bolts after some modifying on a bolt hole on one side of each connector .And I had to fix the broken clips that hold a nut inside the frame rail.I tightened the big body to frame bolt and lowered vehicle.When I sight down the whole frame from the back of the car the connectors are not in-line (or straight with the front frame)They both are angled in about one half inch at the spring perch. Does any one know if this is normal ?Thanks and please hurry and answer , the wife is gone for a couple hours so I wont have her nagging me to get away from the car. Thank you Thank you
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