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    Convertible front X brace

    Hi Guys, I need to replace the cross brace for my vert as its worse for wear (the dreaded rust has bore a hole in it!), have any of you got any examples or advice on where I could buy one or make one myself?

    I've got a welder and always willing to give things a go, find thats part of the fun with these things :)

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    You can replace it with this, or just get some subframe connectors welded in. well worth it especiallys on a soft top.
    http://www.maximummotorsports.com/4-...ible-P811.aspx
    sigpicDart 427 efi, TEA 225 highports, Nitrous Express,Liberty LSC 5100

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      #3
      Originally posted by MUSTANGLIMEY View Post
      You can replace it with this, or just get some subframe connectors welded in. well worth it especiallys on a soft top.
      http://www.maximummotorsports.com/4-...ible-P811.aspx
      Nice one thank you!! I will have a look into that! looks pretty solid, I'll have to get the P/S rack on before fitting a brace like that but definitely consider this.

      I've been sent a front piece to an original brace by another member so I will probably fabricate the rear ones myself. I have bolt in subframe connectors to go one which after bolted I will weld into place.

      At the moment I'm having a bit of headache with the P/S pulley install but ordered a slightly better kit than the little cheapy one I got from Summit which required brute strength and anger... got it on 2/3 of the way but cant grip the pulley any more.

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        #4
        Originally posted by MUSTANGLIMEY View Post
        You can replace it with this, or just get some subframe connectors welded in. well worth it especiallys on a soft top.
        http://www.maximummotorsports.com/4-...ible-P811.aspx
        Resurrecting this post if thats ok : )

        I have been kindly given a very excellent front brace from another member and picked up a 4 point vert brace. I have encountered a little snafu with the 4 point install, i need to relocate the transmission cooler lines as they interfere with the brace. I don't want to simply bolt it down and force the lines and break anything.

        Wondering how I might be able to bend them safely, heating them up and gently manipulating them till I have clearance?

        Could I cut the sections that are interfering, install some flexible fuel lines and secure the ends with Jublee clips (suggested to me by my dad?!!!?)

        I want to minimise messing about with things and make sure anything I mod is done safely.

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          #5
          I wouldn't apply heat to the lines when they're full of fluid! 1/ because they won't heat up enough as the fluid will keep them cool and 2/ because it will overheat the fluid rendering it useless. Why not make a pattern with some stiff wire, remove the pipework and then heat and bend as required being careful not to kink them or just take them to a commercial tubework specialist and get them done properly.

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