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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 17, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Who's sub frame connectors do y'all recommend?
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Who's sub frame connectors do y'all recommend?
If you are ok with cutting and welding Detroit Speed are the way to go.

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Re: 69 sub frame connectors

I like the Hotchkis SFC's... they fit nice & tight to the floors.

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I have the Hotchkis SFC's as well for my vert.

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I went with DSE connectors for my 69 since I was patching the rear floor pans anyway. They fit like a glove and when welded in and finished, they look like they are part of the car. You have to look underneath the car to see them since they don't hang down at all! VERY nice connectors!

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I have the hotchkis connectors as well. Works great!
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X3 on the Hotchkis as compared to others , the tubing is thicker. No welding. Just make sure all your body bushing are in great shape. I prefer poly but others prefer solids.

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X3 on the Hotchkis as compared to others , the tubing is thicker. No welding. Just make sure all your body bushing are in great shape. I prefer poly but others prefer solids.
No welding ??? Mine had to be welded to the frame rails. The subframe is bolted in though. The front is bolt-on or weld.

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DSE here also, mine has lots of torque and is a convertible and the car is much much stiffer.
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I have used Competition Engineering. Bolt in front and rear. I had to ream a couple of the holes to get them to line up.
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We installed the Heidts on my 67 vert. I thought they hung down too low, so I yanked them, fabbed in a couple and cut some of the floor out to raise them up.
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We installed the Heidts on my 67 vert. I thought they hung down too low, so I yanked them, fabbed in a couple and cut some of the floor out to raise them up.
That seems like the same idea as the DSE.
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Thanks for your input fellas.

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No welding ??? Mine had to be welded to the frame rails. The subframe is bolted in though. The front is bolt-on or weld.
Sorry, I should have said , welded to rear body. Front is bolted and tacked.
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I used Global West ...rear weld/front bolt or weld.

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...arts/c900.html

I liked that they tucked up next to the floor with no cutting/mods...

They require solid body mounts, and I think only two are included for some reason, so you have to add two.

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