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  1. RogerRamRod

    RogerRamRod The Older I Get, The Faster I Was

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    I'm only guessing here, but I imagine they don't allow subframe connectors? I am not building to compete in that class, I do have subframe connectors, but as usual I got to thinking. I'm still doing sheet-metal work, and am replacing my rockers. I know it's a box section, but I didn't like how flimsy the inner rocker felt once I took the outer shell off. It's a 68, and there is no bracing in the door panels and I was thinking if anybody ever drilled me from the side, I don't have much protection. I am welding some one and three-quarter inch square unit strut to the inside of the rocker. I might even run a second piece. After I welded it on, I closed the open side with a piece of three-quarter inch EMT. Then as I was working I was thinking that if somebody wanted some chassis stiffening without subframe connectors this may be a way to go, of course it involves a big job, but what the heck. Yeah it's ugly, I don't need comments about that.
     

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  2. dartcuda1

    dartcuda1 67 Barracuda 500ci 6sp FABO Gold Member

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    What do you consider fast.
     
  3. RogerRamRod

    RogerRamRod The Older I Get, The Faster I Was

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    WRB426 Insane 4 Mopars FABO Gold Member

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    I think they do allow. Check the rules on their website.
     
  5. RogerRamRod

    RogerRamRod The Older I Get, The Faster I Was

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    I saw this, and assumed not.
    16.00 UNDER BODY
    16.01 Underside of vehicle needs to appear correct when viewed from ground level, 3 feet outside perimeter of the car.
     
  6. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Figure a way to bolt them in?
     
  7. TrailBeast

    TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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    Easy peasy with weld in's I can tell you for fact.
    Mine are only about 1/4 below the subframes, and above the side of the body.
    No way in hell are going to see them from 3 feet at ground level.
     
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    Scampin Well-Known Member

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    Most guys run subframe connectors, just tuck them up alittle more. I have the butterscotch duster in f.a.s.t.
     
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    Scampin Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how well that would work, heck of alot lighter than the normal 2x3 tubing..
     
  10. RogerRamRod

    RogerRamRod The Older I Get, The Faster I Was

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    Something is better than nothing. I already have subframe connectors but I figured I would add something more solid than sheet-metal to tie the front and rear torque boxes together, since I had the rockers opened up anyway. I was just offering a suggestion in case you weren't allowed to have external subframe connectors, & I think you would have a tough time getting 2X3 inside the Rockers.
     
  11. 67redcudavert

    67redcudavert Well-Known Member

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    The A-body convertibles had an odd shaped piece of about .25 thick steel inside the rockers to add stiffness. It has kind of the same profile as the rocker does.
     
  12. Woods74

    Woods74 Quick Senior

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    Millions of threads on this subject viewed.

    None complain of not passing tech. /thread
     
  13. HemiDenny

    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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    I have seen pics of your Duster. You guys sure do a lot of "trick" stuff.......outstanding job!

    BTW...you ARE........ FAST.

    Mopar to ya'
    Denny
     
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