In the age of muscle car heavyweights, the svelte Ford Mustang had one major advantage – weight, or lack thereof. While most cars of the time were built using heavy steel frames, the Mustang’s lightweight unibody construction gave it a distinct edge. But today, this strength has also become the Mustang’s weakness as its unibody chassis has weakened after 50 years of people having fun behind the wheel. Thankfully, Hotchkis Sport Suspension has found the cure to this unwanted flexibility with its new Subframe Connectors for the 1964 ½ – 1970 Mustang.
Whether you are building a street car or an all out track weapon, chassis flex is the enemy of control and enjoyment. It makes the car unpredictable when pushed to its limits and sloppy over uneven pavement. This chassis flex becomes even more prevalent with the addition of modern suspension and tires. To combat this, Hotchkis engineers spent hours on the track and the street developing subframe braces that deliver a higher level of chassis stiffness than the car’s original designers ever thought possible.
The new Hotchkis Subframe Connectors run the length of the chassis and join the front and rear subframes together to increase torsional rigidity. Constructed out of 1×2 rectangular steel tubing, these chassis braces are designed specifically for the Mustang and feature CNC laser cut mounting brackets and are finished in durable semi-gloss black powder coat.
Hotchkis Sport Suspension’s new Subframe Braces are available for 1964½-1966, 1967-1968, and 1969-1970 Ford Mustangs. Like all Hotchkis products they are made in the USA, come with all necessary mounting hardware, and a durable powder coat finish.