Will this work?

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Will this work?

Post #1 by StarDiero75 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:02 am

Howdy guys,

So im looking at improving the structure of my front end in the Ranchero and im curious if this part will fit. This part came off a 62 Ranchero with a 144. I know the engine size wont matter but would the bolt pattern still be the same?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3485884763

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Re: Will this work?

Post #2 by tdlund » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:56 am

Yes it will. I’m surprised that it doesn’t have one on it now.

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Post #3 by rbohm » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:50 am

you can use that to improve chassis stiffness, and it should fit without issue. i need to get one for my 64 falcon one day.
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Re: Will this work?

Post #4 by wsa111 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:41 pm

By all means installing this cross brace will tighten up the lower part of the sub-frame just like the cowl to shock tower brace does for the top.
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Re: Will this work?

Post #5 by StarDiero75 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 pm

Alright awesome!
One thing now, should i have it between the engine support and shock tower, between the nut and the engine support, or does it not matter?
--1965 stock 200 Ranchero w/ 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected.
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: Will this work?

Post #6 by frozenrabbit » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:26 pm

It bolts to the firewall side of the shock towers, not over or under the motor mounts. It is meant to have a tapered nut, like a lug nut, as it has a taper to the holes. Standard frame motor mount nuts do not have this taper. Bolts go in front to back, with nuts on the firewall side.

Can't be mounted to the motor mount side of the shock tower because of the oil pan sump.

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Post #7 by wsa111 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:57 pm

The lower brace bolts to the subframe on both sides right where the pan bolts to the block. The top brace is from the cowl to the shock towers.
Then there is another brace between fenders at the front of the engine but above the engine.
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Re: Will this work?

Post #8 by StarDiero75 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:49 am

Are the holes predrilled and it just needs a bolt and nut or do i need to drill them?
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--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected.
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: Will this work?

Post #9 by frozenrabbit » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:07 am

It mounts with the same three bolts that hold the motor mount brackets to the sub frame on each side. Nothing needs drilled.

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Re: Will this work?

Post #10 by chad » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:40 pm

can't picture it but
does it compromise 'ground clearence' (not that low?)
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Re: Will this work?

Post #11 by StarDiero75 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:44 pm

frozenrabbit wrote:It mounts with the same three bolts that hold the motor mount brackets to the sub frame on each side. Nothing needs drilled.

Ohh thats what i meant by which order does it go in. So on the backside of the shock tower, gotcha.
--1965 stock 200 Ranchero w/ 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected.
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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