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Front Suspension Support Brace

I made a set of these for my car but no longer need them, I still need to toss a coat of paint of one of them(Ford Blue) and they aren't sold with nuts/bolts, just the braces themselves.

Don't have pics yet but I will try and get some asap, but they are basically these
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The front most mounting hole will need to be drilled out larger because the hole that exists there is simply much too small.

These are made from 1.25" square tube 1/8" wall thickness, with 1/4" flat bar as the mounting tabs. Much more rigid than the more expensive SCP braces.

Make an offer+Shipping (I'm located in Canada)

I also have a a Rear Torsional Load Brace, and Lower Engine Cradle Brace set(I might still need to weld caps on one end of the pipes for the LECB) If interested make an offer.

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I thought there would actually be more interest by now. I've seen lots of posts from people who seem to want a set and can't find them.

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I think pictures and a price will get this going. I know I have always lusted after LECB's because of creaks and firewall crack.

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Pics, I just finished welding the end caps on so they are ready to go except for paint.

I only had enough time to paint 3 of them so I took pics of those 3. the others are pending paint. The welds are smoothed out a bit, simply for aesthetics, they aren't cold-lapped, gobs of peasized ****, I just wanted to finish them nicely.



















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They look to be pretty good quality. How much are you looking for each piece?

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not really sure because originally they were just for me.

$50 Per set+shipping, $40 for the RTLB??

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Would it be possible to get these in maybe a red from you? Cause i would be interested in both front, and rear. And just to double check and make sure these would work on a 5.0 T-bird right?

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I'm game if you've got another set.

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no it isn't possible to get them in red. blue is what I had, and right now I' not making the braces for others unless the demand is high,they SHOULD fit a 5.0

However, they are currently spoken for until I can get a shipping quote.

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I' not making the braces for others unless the demand is high,
Don't hold your breath. Demand will appear to be high,until it's time for people to pay. I've made my version of these things for years, and everybody wants them when you mention it, right up til it's time to pay for it, then most end up with some life situation that takes their money away.
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Well consider me first in line, cause I would really love a set for my 5.0.

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Well, it seems some people are not getting back to me. I need money and I need it now, so as of right now I have;

Front Suspension Support Brace $50 - Requires drilling out a hole in the K member to a larger size.

Lower Engine Cradle Brace $50 - Requires tabs to be welded to the body rails. This is unavoidable if you want a set of these you will need to weld the tabs on no matter who you buy the bracing from.

Rear Torsional Load Brace $40 - I have another one left

Shipping for both FSSB & LECB is about $25, the RTLB is about $15 to ship.

I don't know shipping costs of individual pieces except the RTLB, nor do I know the combined shipping cost of all of them in the off chance that someone wants them all.

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Don't hold your breath. Demand will appear to be high,until it's time for people to pay. I've made my version of these things for years, and everybody wants them when you mention it, right up til it's time to pay for it, then most end up with some life situation that takes their money away.
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I've noticed, not just with this but other things.


You make some good braces, I wanted to get one of those big H shaped braces I saw in one of your posts but I'm poor, so I just made my own lol.

I don't mind making them for people, but I may require money up front and a couple of weeks lead time to build and what not.

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so I just made my own lol.
IMO-that's the best thing one can do if they have the resources. It'll be a perfect fit,and you'll have the satisfaction of doing it yourself.
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good luck with the sale.

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Gotta get rid of these, and everyone who keeps saying they are interested stops replying.


There has to be someone here serious about wanting a set of braces.

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Sold!!

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well got around to getting these on and the fit was way off the lecb was about 4 to 6 inches to long so tabs could not be welded on i had to get a bolt welded to the frame the fssb was ok. i had alan from dirty dog do the install he didnt seem to impressed .. i will say the car does feel better but there was some work arounds that had to be made.

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The front piece was ok, the rear was too long leaving no where to put the tab without absorbing all of the ground clearance. The mounting setups should be modified. The front of the rear bar and the front of the front bar should be reversed. Made me want to put the braces in the wrong places. Welding and finish look good however. When I designed mine I designed them to fit my car the way I wanted to without using anyone elses product as a reference. I suggest you do the same because I am not now nor have I ever been impressed with the Kenny Brown setup.
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I have a KB STB and it fits and looks great.
I made my own rear torsional load brace and also made my own RSTB so I do not know anything about the rest of KB stuff.

I will make my own front braces as we'll.
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Sorry I didn't respond here, I feel I should have checked back but I sort of forgot about this in the hustle and bustle that is life. I'm starting school on tues though

I measured them off of my car, I had no way to know how each car might be different, but I didn't think the difference would be that great though. I would have to say also, that there is likely a difference in opinion on how they're to be mounted between the two cars.

I never originally made these to sell, I made them for my car but took them off and never got around to putting them back on.

I would like to see some pics of how you have them mounted on your car if you have any.

dirtyd0g, thanks for the input and constructive criticism. What did you mean by the mounting setups? The way the tabs were put on to the tube itself should have been reversed?
how did you mount them and why was there such a measurement discrepancy?

I'd like to know more about it so I can avoid/factor in those problems in the future should I make more.

And thanks for the compliment on the weld/finish....... I really didn't much effort into the finish aside from making sure the metal was clean enough to be painted, and blasting the hell out of it with a can of spray paint.

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Are these still holding up? I'd like to know how they have fared up to this point, and would still like to know exactly what the problem with the initial mounting was.

I don't brush these things off, I back what I build :-)

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I installed them for someone else and have not seen the car since. I'm sure they are holding up fine. The tabs jsut seemed like they were on the opposite side of the material from where they were intended to be. I don't remember the details but they seemed to tight in some places and took too much ground clearance and reversing the tabs shoudl have made it better.
If I see the car I will let you know.
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still holding up just fine when i switch rims soon i will take a few pics and post them
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I'm glad to hear that, I must apologize about the figment issue though, I didn't think the measurements would be so far off.

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