Global West Subframe Connectors

As promised the Global West subframe connectors were installed this week.  I must say that the fit is absolutely superb.  I was extremely pleased with how tight to the floor pan they are.  Another advantage is that these connectors require no modification to the floor pan as most do.  In fact the only modification that was needed was a very small notch in the subframe connector’s rear flange due to an interference with a brake line bracket.  Though slightly more expensive than most, I can assure you the extra expense is definitely worth it.   The instructions recommended to use the supplied flat bar stock to box in the rear of the connector after the connectors have been welded in place.   It was decided that notching the top of the plate to fit around the frame rail while the connectors were only held in place would be easier.  This means some of the welding could be done off of the car.  Per instruction, four 1/2″ clearance holes had to be drilled in the front of the connectors through the frame rails.  Each subframe connector requires two 1/2″ bolts be installed for extra stiffness. The connectors will be reinstalled and welded around the entire box next week.

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