Mustang Maier Racing Subframe Connector Weld-In Pair Convertible 1965-1970
Part Number: MS2201A
Pair of Maier Racing Weld-In Subframe Connectors for 1965-1970 Mustang Convertibles.
Subframe connectors have a ceiling of work capacities, in other words they can only do so much! Maier Racing saw subframe connectors that replace sections of floor and subframe connectors that are just large enough to hold themselves up to the car, let alone support the chassis in any kind of realistic manner. So, they took a step back and analyzed what they wanted their subframe connectors to do and what is a realistic solution.
You can only do so much in a single plane (Mustang floor pan) or an extreme equivalent, an eighteen-wheeler’s flatbed trailer. Here, large I-beams run down the center but the propensity for flex still exists. In order to eliminate the majority of flex out of the chassis you need to build strength in unison with the roofline to create more of a truss type of platform, hence a roll cage. So what Maier will realistically look for in a subframe connector is locating the suspension pickup points in relation to each other. This will greatly sharpen up the feel through the seat of the pants in high-speed driving, cornering and changing road conditions.
Now Maier Racing needs to build it correctly. This begs the question: What is the most applicable design? A square design is great for directional loads in most applications, however Maier Racing knows that when utilizing material with this design, round tubing will retain more structural strength over a square type design, even after it has been contoured to the floor pan. So, with this in mind Maier chose a cylindrical design for their subframe connectors. Their design will endure everyday road conditions such as speed bumps, steep driveways and the likes without compromising the component’s structural integrity.
The last thing is how will Maier connect this design to the chassis? The most important part is mounting in multiple places. Many companies mount their subframe connectors in two places on each side; this is not a desirable situation since it creates two pivot points on either end. If it is mounted in multiple points, this will add to the truss concept spreading loads out over a greater area, thus reducing pivot points. This is the Maier Racing solution, and why they build their subframe connectors the way they do, and why Maier Racing is the most logical choice for your vehicle.
These are the best available subframe connectors for your early model Mustang.
*Will NOT fit with fuel lines on rocker. Requires changing to tunnel lines.