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    FEP User Boxtop78's Avatar
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    Default K member not fitting

    3 wks ago I bought a k member off '89 lx 5.0 on CLfor my 78 Fairmont ,giving nice coat of paint and now it won't fit ,the 4 lower holes doesn't line up with the holes on the frame can you please tell me what's wrong.

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    What brand K-Memeber? any pics of where it doesn't line up?

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    Stock k member out off '89 lx I'll get a pic up tomorrow

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    You're not wrong. I had to slot some of my holes and use the Mustang nut plate. Not too big a deal.

    I assume you're talking about the holes in the floor to the rear of the engine bay, not the forward ones in the wheel wells?
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    ZephyrEFI, Yes the holes on the back of the engine bay,I did reams the holes but wrong direction if I reams it other direction I'm gonna need a larger washers.
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    Yup, got those too, haha.
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    Copying over from another thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Me
    Good thread here - http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...06078-K-member. See posts by MAD MIKE for some specifics on the dimensional differences.
    Shorter thread here - http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-K-Member-Swap. Not only is there the K-member mounting difference, but there's a steering rack mounting difference, too - again, see the post by MAD MIKE.

    Those are both old threads, so there may be newer threads that add to the discussion.
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    Oops, didn't see the pics on my phone. I should mention when i did mine, I needed to ratchet strap the two sides of the k-member together and pull them in (closer to each other), otherwise the holes did not line up at all. That definitely looks like what you've got going on there. My k-member is a QA-1. Sorry, I hadn't remembered that part of it until I saw your pics just now.

    What I was saying before is also true though. The holes are a different distance apart going from an early Fox to a later Fox.

    Good luck!
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    I've been busy today trying to get the holes to line up, I made a mistake by widen the holes outward 1/8" so I reams the holes inward about 1/4" .

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