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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eliteman76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-May-2013 at 8:08AM
I like those brackets. Very drought, simple to machine. Powder coat them and you probably have a winner!
I still point out, 90's explorers, v8 or even the 6, have rear bars similar to ours. Not sure about the crown vics. But imagine they might offer up brackets and a bar as well?

Sorry, just my nature of using stuff that is not cheap formed steel.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-May-2013 at 5:59AM
Thanks for the comments on the brackets. I should have them back from powder coating soon. Unfortunately, I don't think he has time to fab up anymore now, as this is his busy time of year at work.

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Have a basic drawing or cad file?
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I'll ask him when I talk to him next. I know he told me the axle brackets were made from a solid piece of steel.

Edited by 72FordGTS - 08-May-2013 at 3:16PM
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I check with my BIL re: the brackets. He just hand bombed them, no CAD drawing. He said he just basically made them to the axle tube diameter but as giant HD muffler brackets.
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That's a mighty fine driveshaft you got there but....
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GranTorinoMan (Chris) that was an incredible post. Why do I say that? Well I was installing an Addco rear bar on my 75 Sport this weekend. It was one I had purchased years ago for the 73 FastBack and never installed. The instructions that come with it were terrible, so I used your instructions. Very clear - I even had my macbook sitting in the garage while I was doing it.

Overall the installation is straightforward like you said. I seemed to be missing some hardware in the kit, mostly washers (only had 4?) and then there were 4 ginourmous washers (like 7/8 ID) that I could not figure out for the life of me what they were for, I think someone was hung over that day when they were filling boxes. I had plenty of washers, so I just compensated manually.

Also the three hole brackets had to have the two non-slotted holes re-drilled. Seems the drill bit they were using was just a bit too small. Maybe it was the same hung-over guy that was filling the parts boxes?

Made a noticeable difference in cornering. The amount of body roll was greatly reduced for "normal" driving. The front bar is a factory smaller size bar.
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