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Frame connectors

Post #1 by shawnkat » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:01 am

Please help! I'm looking for frame connectors for a 68 falcon 4 door. I'm not sure if dimensions would be the same as a mustang. If anyone has an idea of who or where I would get these it would be appreciated. Thanks shawn :bang: :beer:



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Post #2 by chad » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:22 am

not me, but bet some1 will B along shortly who does.
The yr is important (as well as motor) but I would go 2:
* Dorman's site,
&
* the falcon on-line forums,
while I wait for our more informed members here.


"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
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Re: Frame connectors

Post #3 by shawnkat » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:50 pm

Hey Chad thanks is dormans a Web sight or a place to buy ford stuff or a person on this forum?.



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Post #4 by chero1369 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:06 pm

I got my frame connectors for my 62 ranchero from global west.I have no idea if they have any for yours,but it's worth a call.

Just don't make the mistake I did on a previous project and use bolt-ons.Without reinforcement,they enlarged the holes and
finally broke through,almost flipped me over before I could stop.



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Post #5 by chero1369 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:18 pm

Just checked.They offer a set for mustangs for $ 168.If you know someone with a 68 mustang,grab a jack and a tape measure.
When I ordered mine,I called and said I wanted to hear a voice and a name assure me they would work.
I'm very happy with them,no more flexible flyer and it stay where I put it.



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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:35 pm

shawnkat wrote:Please help! I'm looking for frame connectors for a 68 falcon 4 door. I'm not sure if dimensions would be the same as a mustang. If anyone has an idea of who or where I would get these it would be appreciated. Thanks shawn :bang: :beer:


From 1965 to 70 the Mustang wheelbase is 3 inches shorter and the 1971 to 73 is 2 inches shorter than your 1968 Falcon wheel base. Unless they are cut to fit weld in bars then your probably going to need to make your own or have some custom made. Good luck :nod:


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'towers' or Frame Connectors v 'mounts'

Post #7 by chad » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:40 pm

shawnkat wrote:Hey Chad thanks is Dorman a Web sight...?.

Yes, also a manufacturer like motorcraft or moroso…
Also - Matt @ vintage inlines (a member here that caters to these motors) has 2 or 3 models I believe.
Finally, less hopeful - our '4 sale' forum right here @ that Index page.

I have some bent8 offa my '77 bronk for any1 interested (302 ).


"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
Chad - '70 LUEB on '77 frame (i.e. PS, D44, trapezoidal BB 9", 4.11), 250, NV 3550 & DSII to B transplanted, "T" D20/PTO, 2" SL, 1" BL, 4 discs, 33"X15", etc. Seeking: Hydraulic gear motor for Koenig pto. chrlsful@aol.com (413) 259-1749

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Re: Frame connectors

Post #8 by shawnkat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks for all the help guys . I did some research on the dimentions. They are the same as a Futura sports coupe. I e mailed global west and waiting for a response. I like the fact that there's are round . On the right track . Thanks everyone for the help. Shawn. :beer: 8)



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Re: Frame connectors

Post #9 by hotrodguy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:15 pm

On my 62 Ranchero I purchased 2 6 foot 1 by 2 inch thick wall tubing and we cut and welded them to the frame. There is a zig zag . This system seems to work well and at a much lower cost.



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'68 i6 frame connectors & motor mounts,unknown motor

Post #10 by chad » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:04 pm

"...thick wall tubing…"
how thick? didja use the oe mounts wid dat?
thanks !


"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
Chad - '70 LUEB on '77 frame (i.e. PS, D44, trapezoidal BB 9", 4.11), 250, NV 3550 & DSII to B transplanted, "T" D20/PTO, 2" SL, 1" BL, 4 discs, 33"X15", etc. Seeking: Hydraulic gear motor for Koenig pto. chrlsful@aol.com (413) 259-1749

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Re: Frame connectors

Post #11 by hotrodguy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:55 pm

I believe it was 1/8th inch tubing, no mounts just cut and formed the tube stock to the frame and welded it in place. Nice and strong now. Good luck



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Re: Frame connectors

Post #12 by chad » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11 pm

a 'hard mount' no rubber in there?
and no 'motor mount" (just the' tower'/frame side)?


"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
Chad - '70 LUEB on '77 frame (i.e. PS, D44, trapezoidal BB 9", 4.11), 250, NV 3550 & DSII to B transplanted, "T" D20/PTO, 2" SL, 1" BL, 4 discs, 33"X15", etc. Seeking: Hydraulic gear motor for Koenig pto. chrlsful@aol.com (413) 259-1749

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Re: Frame connectors

Post #13 by hotrodguy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:42 pm

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