1970 Charger Registry Message Board
August 20, 2017, 11:29:55 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome to the 1970 Charger Registry Message Board. Visit the 1970 Charger Registry main site at www.1970chargerregistry.com
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Frame connectors?  (Read 211 times)
J3pease
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 134



« on: June 10, 2017, 03:12:40 PM »

So my car is about to go back on the rotisserie, was asked if I wanted to do frame connectors? I wanted to ask you all what you think? I wasn't going to but should I? Looking at prob around 400hp for my build nothing real extreme.
Logged
70-Ottawa
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 637



WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 06:10:21 PM »

So my car is about to go back on the rotisserie, was asked if I wanted to do frame connectors? I wanted to ask you all what you think? I wasn't going to but should I? Looking at prob around 400hp for my build nothing real extreme.
I had some put on mine this winter...honestly I don't notice a huge diff ...kinda like the big sway be I put on buttttt it makes me feel as if I'm tightening up the ol girl ....I feel more boss barreling down the black top

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Logged


1970 Dodge Charger / 440 Nuttin Matches
2007 Harley Road Glide
Grew up in a 1967 Plymouth VIP with 383 "Commando"
Dealer Demo
Global Moderator
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4620



« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 08:23:51 PM »

If you aren't 100% sold on installing connectors, US Cartool makes a real nice set of bolt in connectors.
Logged

Kyle
70 Charger R/T Dealer Demonstrator
2016 Challenger SRT Hellcat
2008 Ram 3500 Coal Burner
tsmithae
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



Email
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 10:53:35 PM »

I used the USCartool weld-in style and and very glad I did. Car doesn't flex much at all anymore.
Logged

-Ted
Dealer Demo
Global Moderator
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4620



« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 11:08:52 PM »

The laser cut weld in units from US car tool are about the best you can get. The little flimsy square tube style connectors don't do much as they can flex. If you want to take it one step further you can buy a whole unibody stiffening kit from them. I installed a kit on a cuda and made the whole car stiff as can be.
Logged

Kyle
70 Charger R/T Dealer Demonstrator
2016 Challenger SRT Hellcat
2008 Ram 3500 Coal Burner
Plasma Nut
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2542



« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 05:34:04 AM »

I used the us car tool connectors aswell.  They are the best out there and not expensive. They Require a lot of welding.
Logged

70 charger 500, 07 Dodge Ram 1500 quadcab 80 RS Camaro 09 Pontiac G6
    Just another bump in the road of life!  
pentastar426
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 656



« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 02:11:27 PM »

I used the weld-in U.S. Cartools connectors. My body man felt that welding the entire length of the connectors would distort the floor pan, so he welded them every few inches, then used body sealant to fill in the gaps. That way when I punch it now, and it pulls the front wheels off the ground, the car stays nice and level across the front! 
I know, in my dreams, but the car does feel tighter than before the connectors went in.
Logged

1970 Charger R/T
2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
2011 Subaru Forester
2009 John Deere 2305 Diesel Tractor
2008 John Deere LA110 Lawn Tractor
Laowho
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 141



Email
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 07:12:59 AM »


We just put in the US Car Tool weld-in connectors, and figured WTH, added the torque boxes. Only 435hp. Figure after 45 years the unibody can use some help maintaining its integrity. Will add the 17" wheels, shocks, springs, rear sway to complete our handling upgrades.
Logged

--The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
--Show the slightest preference for this or that, and heaven and earth become infinitely far apart.
70-Ottawa
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 637



WWW
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 08:37:45 AM »

So my car is about to go back on the rotisserie, was asked if I wanted to do frame connectors? I wanted to ask you all what you think? I wasn't going to but should I? Looking at prob around 400hp for my build nothing real extreme.
I had some put on mine this winter...honestly I don't notice a huge diff ...kinda like the big sway be I put on buttttt it makes me feel as if I'm tightening up the ol girl ....I feel more boss barreling down the black top

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Mine were welded in as well --
Logged


1970 Dodge Charger / 440 Nuttin Matches
2007 Harley Road Glide
Grew up in a 1967 Plymouth VIP with 383 "Commando"
Laowho
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 141



Email
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 07:17:07 AM »


I thought the difference was VERY noticeable. I was wanting to dive into lane changes on straightaways after leaving the rolling hills. Initially thought the torque boxes would be overkill til I understood that they acted differently than the SFCs. The SFCs were about 8 hours welding, AFTER lotsa extra notching. The difference is real, but I was kinda driving a different car after having the 4-speed conversion. Best hour drive I've ever had, til we died in flight on the turnpike. Ask me about ignitions next. 

BTW OP, dunno how true it is, but have read that the engineers fought for full frame rails but the bean counters said no?
Logged

--The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
--Show the slightest preference for this or that, and heaven and earth become infinitely far apart.
472 R/T SE
Global Moderator
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1898



WWW
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 02:22:44 PM »

I run them.  My driveshaft loop bolts up to them.
I race every once in a while and need slicks so it was something I had to do.  Big time difference.  Especially going and out of driveway, lol.

Yeah, they're welded and I have a number matching ride.  As long as someone knows what they're doing, they can be removed, welds cleaned up so you'd never know.
Logged

Username is rtmike other forums.

Live life like every Day's your last.
I like to sleep For I'm walking N my dreams
moparsr2fast
Hall of Fame Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4090



« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 09:22:05 PM »

  They are under my car as well, but I made my own out of 2" tubing. They were really cost effective as well since work donated the metal.
Logged

Because, there is no way to have owned a Charger without having some cool stories to go with it.

                               Bob

70 FC7 Charger 500
    14 Grand Cherokee Overland
          01 Ram Sport 2500
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!