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What's the consensus on adding subframe connectors to a weekend driver '67 convert? It's a very solid car with no frame problems yet but I want to keep it that way. Is the benefit worth the expense and work? Also, who sells the square-tube style that looks more natural than the round ones?

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Chris

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If you're gonna build the motor up then subframe connectors are a good idea. If it's just a weekend driver as you say then I wouldn't worry about it. Mustangs Plus sells the square ones. Tubes are stronger though. . .

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My instincts would be, in the purest sense, a ragtop would benefit more readily from connectors than a closed car, due to the inherent lack of rigidity in the 'vert body structure.....

Having said that, if your ragtop doesn't see rapid excursions around corners or in 1/4 mile spurts, I'd leave your otherwise sound chassis alone...

Good rule of thumb....once HP exceeds 1hp/ci, start thinking about connectors, especially if running manual trans...



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Yep! If you have a wesser motor and a auto. trans. you
probable don't need them. Although, convertibles are short on
strength already because they have no roof. If I had
a convertible and wanted to keep it, and it wasn't a
trailer queen, I would put them on. Ford put extra braces on
the convertibles for a reason. They need it.
They are not hard to install, and are not all that expensive.
 
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