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Will Mustang Subframe con. fit T-Bird?
#1

I made a set for my Mustang and never installed them should they work on the bird?
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#2

It depends on what style they are. If they are just a straight piece w/ no cross bar, then yes. If they have a crossbar..then no.

Chuck
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#3

I made them myself from 1"x3" rec. tubing. The final length hasn't been cut yet, they have only been bent to much factory subframes. So they should work.
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#4

Don't know about the fit between the different chassis'. Global West Suspension lists different subframe connectors for the T-bird then for any of their Mustang offerings. See:
http://www.globalwest.net/mustang%2079-98.htm

Their stuff is considered quite good by the autocross and road race crowd, but it is pricey in some cases. I opted for Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors for my SVO.

If you're fabricating your own, consider using 1.63" dia. 1/8" wall round seamless roll bar tubing, as round tubing is stiffer in torsion then rectangular tubing. Only problem with round tubing is ground clearance.

Gary M.

Quote:Originally posted by Codeman:
I made a set for my Mustang and never installed them should they work on the bird?
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#5

The TCs take a straight subframe connector. Ones from mustangs usually have a bend in them because the front subfram isnt at the same level as the rear subframe. Ask me how I know. If anyone needs a set of subframe connectors for a mustang got a set for $50 [Image: smile.gif]

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#6

The Thunderbird has a 4 inch longer wheelbase than the Mustang, your subframe connectors will be too short.
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Hey, Andy ~ You're posting to a thread that's 20 years old!  <shrug>
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#8

Yeah that tracks. After the week I just had, I am thankful I do not see dead people. At least what I wrote is not wrong.
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