Give DonP a cigar! What you're seeing is, in fact, a convertible inner rocker. My contention, since I was a wee lad, is that "subframe connectors" are basically additional supports for the floor. It's the "box" formed by the cowl, rockers, roof and rear structure that keeps the car rigid. Adding additional stiffness there, as Ford did when they had to, for all intents and purposes, chop off the roof on a convertible that will add stiffness, in addition to adding the "missing front torque boxes" on '65-67 non-verts.What am I seeing there? Did you box the topside of the rockers? Looks pratty damn slick.
I like the idea that the Maier Inc. connectors attach the end and further forward than most of the other designs. If I didn't already have a set of global west pieces around, I would probably make my own or go with the Maier Inc. design.I do like the looks of the Maire setup with the x-brace.
I did that on mine too. However I recommend anyone wanting got put vert inner rockers in to drill your holes in the original pinchwelds and weld TO the new rocker. Going the other way is a massive huge humungus big really big massive royal PITA. Welding through the holes in the new vert inner rockers you are welding in a relativly deep hole and then you are welding bent over doing the top and you are welding in a really hard to weld position with the floor pan in the way underneath.
If you drill your holes in the stock rails it will be a very enjoyable time welding. If you do it like I did and everyone else does you will take forever doing it and be cussing and POed the whole time.Also doing it this way you will be welding the thin piece to the thick piece which is better as well. Learn from my mistakes.
Even though I have the vert rails I will also be adding some sort of subframe connectors.
I like the idea that the Maier Inc. connectors attach the end and further forward than most of the other designs. If I didn't already have a set of global west pieces around, I would probably make my own or go with the Maier Inc. design.
^^ ditto. Fit perfectly and you can't really see them unless you look under the car.I used the Global West subframe connectors on my '68 coupe... welded in. Made a big difference. I like how they look under the car. I have no idea how they compare to other subframe connectors.
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