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    Default Subframe connectors

    I want to install subframe connectors in my '81 Granada, but of course everything I find says it won't fit. Tried searching and for some reason coming up dry. I even contacted a seller about it a week ago with no response. So- what brand works? Since it is a fox body I assumed most will, even if the manufacturer says it won't (because maybe they never tried?)

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    Maximum Motorsports full lengths

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtrw7DcUtHg

    Or my car has custom through-floor. Granada is the same wheelbase as F/Z. Mustang ones are not a direct fit because the wheelbase is longer than Mustang.
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    If the floorpan is the same as the F/Z's, then a set of those full-lengths should work.

    I made a custom set for my old '80 Z7, but they were basically just copies of a Mustang set, with seat braces, that were a little longer.
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    I bought a set of those MMs for my wagon, and the shop lengthened them to fit.
    They said it's easier for them to modify something rather than build from scratch.

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    So much for bolting them on and driving to the muffler shop for a few welds like I did with the '83...
    But, gonna have to do it.
    83 5.0 GT. Quicker than it looks! 10:1 (or just over) 306, Motorsport a332 cam, 140A alt, t5 conv, 8.8 w/ 3.27's, Edel rpm, alum rad, very worked e7's, Holley SA carb, etc... SOLD IT!!!!

    Now have a 1981 Granada!

    "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

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    I used S&W Race Cars sub frame connectors. Excellent quality and fit great. They make the longer size you will need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchet1 View Post
    I used S&W Race Cars sub frame connectors. Excellent quality and fit great. They make the longer size you will need.
    Those look awesome, but twice the price of MM. I like the bolt on ability then I can drive it to the shop for welding.

    Time to think I guess. Not buying today.
    83 5.0 GT. Quicker than it looks! 10:1 (or just over) 306, Motorsport a332 cam, 140A alt, t5 conv, 8.8 w/ 3.27's, Edel rpm, alum rad, very worked e7's, Holley SA carb, etc... SOLD IT!!!!

    Now have a 1981 Granada!

    "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

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    MM does not make any subframe connectors that bolt in.

    If you PM me your e-mail address, I can send you list of modifications required to make the MMFL-5 fit on a F/Z chassis Fox car.
    Jack Hidley
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