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Super couple "L" braces with carpeting

Just what the title says I have 2 count 'em TWO sets of the classic back seat Supercoupe "L" braces this can either replace or be added to your LX "V" brace for added body strength and rigidity. These are factory parts and they are in very clean condition they came only on a super coupe. If you decide to add a fold down back seat you need these instead of your V brace to not have it in the way.

I don't have pics because I am in the middle of dinner making but regulars should know I dont eff around with people.

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Just what the title says I have 2 count 'em TWO sets of the classic back seat Supercoupe "L" braces this can either replace or be added to your LX "V" brace for added body strength and rigidity. These are factory parts and they are in very clean condition they came only on a super coupe.
Ahem.

My wife's 1991 Cougar XR7 has them also, since it came with the fold-down rear seat. And it's a 5.0L HO, not a 3.8 SC.

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My wife's 1991 Cougar XR7 has them also, since it came with the fold-down rear seat. And it's a 5.0L HO, not a 3.8 SC.

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Yes you are very right in fact I sold a set from an XR7 sport before that didn't even have a folddown seat so they all got them if you have that well optioned year cat. A very good package if you ask me best of the suspension bigger bars, arc, sc seats with a 5.0 that isn't so restricted by lack of parts available like the sc 3.8.

They were also available in the 89-90 supercharged XR7. Ford knew these cars needed extra bracing vs the LX style for better performance.

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I still have one set and its ready to ship.

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Tim...will these bolt into the 96 Cats?
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Thats a maybe you'll have to take out you back seat and see if there is 2 extra studs unused behind the seat back. I know 97s have them deleted 96s is a maybe. I have heard of members having studs welded in there its not really hard to do but certainly is more work than a bolt on.

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I have a fold down seat with L braces in my 97, everything was bolted in correctly didn't have to weld anything. Not sure what studs you mean, but its been awhile since I looked.

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when the super coupe was deleted from the line of tbirds the need for the studs was no longer there some people have welded them in as I read it here. I guess you got lucky I dont know.

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Will look at the set up tomorrow...thanks
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Tim...will these bolt into the 96 Cats?
They were bolt in on my 96 bird, uses seat belt bolts on the bottom and normal bolt at the top. I am leaning towards saying the top bolts are also installed in an LX but am not sure.




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should bolt in just fine.i got a 96 cat and they went in with no issues.i did mine this last summer.hope that helps
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Just make sure you get the carpet "runner" that covers the metal space between the seat and the trunk...this only really matters if you have the fold down seat though.

I got the seats and L braces w/carpeting, but forgot the additional runner piece. Didn't seem to matter to me, but the carpeting stops at the seats. 2 years later after I pulled the seats, I found 2 screwdrivers, a couple sockets, and a few other things that rolled around in the trunk and got lost where that carpeting stops LOL.

Also, the bolts from the 90 SC that my seats came from didn't match the holes in my 94 LX. Holes were there, just not the same ones from the SC. I had to put the screws in trunk forward (i.e. facing the rear seat), which didn't present a problem. Braces were still rock solid, but it was a little strange. If I wanted to do a GOOD job putting them in, I would have used new bolts, w/washers and nuts on the backside. Oh well.

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Here is what you get they are $40 shipped through paypal.

I have the 6 bolts for the top but I am missing the inner nuts on the bottom but its not an uncommon size just add a washer.


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Rather than start a new thread as I keep doing that for these braces Ill reuse this one.

I have 1 clean set of these braces without carpeting. It fits all cats and birds 89-97.

It looks like the ones in the pic but without the carpet glued on and they are quite clean.

I have all the hardware to bolt this set right in.

Lots of people have already swapped these in an noticed a difference in firmness. You can combine them with the V brace or use on their own. They tie in more points per side than the V brace. These are getting hard to come by so get yours while you can. These work with either fold down or non fold down back seats.

The price is 30 plus shipping(the price to ship runs $10-$12) and pp fees are on me.

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