subframe connectors 1981 z28 t top

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    73Z L92 Veteran Member

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    Have you looked at the Custom Works sub frame connectors? They mount to the rear frame rail. They have a video in the vendor section.
     
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    The floors sag? Can you explain. How do you adjust?
     
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    I went with Alstom sub frame connectors on my 79 T-top car. They are tube type. Fit like a glove.
     
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    With T Tops, the body is weak. The entire body can sag including the roof and floor. Eventually, the doors bind up and don't open and close properly.
    Some of that distortion can be corrected and then have subframe connectors added to stabilize the body.
     
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    Thats understandable. But what if you dont want subframe connectors? Lets say you have some sagging and just want to correct? There are many second Gen T-top cars still around. I dont think everyone installs subframe connectors when they have sagging.
     
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    your car would have to be in rough shape for it to sag.or have had a rough life.i owned 81,s.my t-top did move a bit but my torque box pulled away from body,and it was a bbc car and i treated it like i stole it. if body was sagging that much you would see it in your roof.although i have seen them do it.i seen a friend doing floor work,go for coffee and come back to it not lookin so good.its a great idea to put connecters on it.stick a jack under your front shock jack up car.if the other 3 wheels stay on ground its weak.
     
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    Interesting information! Maybe eventually i'll install some connectors. Lets say you do, which bushings would you use? poly?, solid? Or regular?
     
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    carhead22000 oldblue

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    i used solid,some find them a bit rough.not much ride in our old rigs anyway..
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The real question here is...What will Geronimo do now? Does this mean he has to jump on the frame master?
     
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