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Old 06-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Torque box reinforcing

Should I worry running slicks at the track? Dont want to damage my torque boxes. Car has mild bolt ons, 373 gears, and a cam. Oh just want to add that I have mm xl subframe connectors..

Who can weld these up for me and how much? Would like to do the upper and lowers.

Ive been eyeing the upr and wild race cars kits...opinions appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Look in my thread called my winter build. U can see pics of before ad after welding.
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you obviously bore it .010" then finish hone it, then put an elastic on the diegrinder trigger and dangle that bitch into the bore and watch bounce around in there...thats how you get the .5

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #3
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Nice work.

Any good welders out there want to do this for me?

I'll provide the plates and what not.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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Stick car?
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #6
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Do it. I did mine before they rip out. A friend car had them ripped pit and it wasnt a pretty sight afterwards lol.
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'63 Falcon Futura: 289/c4/9", bolts ons, 13.49 @101.10


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you obviously bore it .010" then finish hone it, then put an elastic on the diegrinder trigger and dangle that bitch into the bore and watch bounce around in there...thats how you get the .5

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:07 AM   #7
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I definately will. My car has zero accidents on it and i plan to keep it as mint as possible.

Im suprised ford hasnt beefed up the unibody on these cars more. Theyre made like tin cans. Horrible!!!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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If you are planning on going a lot of power in the future, do the Wild Rides battle boxes, they are bulletproof almost.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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i did sub frames and battles boxes, car felt so much better after
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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any one know where to go local to buy the battle boxs for fox bodys
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #11
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Got mine from Cartel, message him to see if he has any in stock.

I welded the seams on mine and bolted in the UPR kit. lowers were easy, 15 minute job. Uppers on the other hand were a different story.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #12
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Torque boxes are weird, there must be good and badly built cars out there, one friend had his rip out on a pothole on knight street, another ran his 9 second car for years on the street and track with no reinforcement and they are still mint today.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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I think the quaility control on the factory spot welds is pretty poor. I did weld the seems on mine.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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beter to be safe than sorry thanks for the help all
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #15
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does the carpet come out for the upper box reinforcements?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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rear seat bottom and all the sound deadening crap underneath are the only things in the way
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:00 AM   #17
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^ x46. When I installed mine I used panel bonding adhesive between the reinforcement plates aswell.
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Dan: '90 LX coupe: 5.0/T-5/8.8", bolts ons:
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'63 Falcon Futura: 289/c4/9", bolts ons, 13.49 @101.10


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Old 12-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #18
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i think those are gona be added to my winter suspension overhaul project list
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #19
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I bolted and welded mine in. Ugly job without a hoist, but once done it will be solid. Do subframes at the same time.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #20
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remember as always with welding anything to a car, make sure the car is sitting/suported perfectly straight and level before welding anything
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:03 PM   #21
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yea i got connectors to go in as well, so ill get some battle boxes and do it all at the same time.
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