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Torque boxes for my 71 GTX #3238146
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Hi All,
I'm looking for recommendations as to where to buy reproduction torque boxes. I currently have the GTX on my rotisserie, repairing rusted areas in the quarters and trunk (it originally sold in Texas). Before I bought the car 22 years ago, the car was in several wrecks and the lips around the large hole in the boxes are twisted or ripped off, I would like to replace them.
Let me know if you bought boxes, and what was the good quality.
Thanks,
Tony


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Re: Torque boxes for my 71 GTX [Re: 71pettyblue] #3238165
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RestoRick sells factory-style rear torque boxes. Have no direct experience with these, but generally all his work is top-notch

1971 B body rear torque boxes

Re: Torque boxes for my 71 GTX [Re: CrazyD] #3238217
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RestoRick.com, found the boxes.
Thanks

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Re: Torque boxes for my 71 GTX [Re: 71pettyblue] #3238318
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I bought mine from Resto Ricks.
Great product!

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Boxes look Great!


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Re: Torque boxes for my 71 GTX [Re: 71pettyblue] #3238401
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Whose frame ties are those?

Thank, Joe

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Joe - they were bolt-in ones that were on the car when I bought it.
I didn't like the look of them bolted in as the rear portion sat below the frame rail with side plates holding it together.
I cut off the side plates and tucked the square tube into the rear frame rail - only a small portion of the tube goes up inside the car.

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Nice floor, and I like the ties.
You can build & add your own for very little money, if you or a buddy can weld.
Bought some 1.5' x 2.0" tubing for my current A-body, to sleeve into rear rails & butt up to t-bar member with some reinforcement plates.
Material was under $40.
IIRC, my '64 Savoy took 2 x 2 using the same method.
Neither went through the floor, but for something with big power & hook, I think that's a good idea.

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Originally Posted by 71pettyblue
Hi All,
I'm looking for recommendations as to where to buy reproduction torque boxes. I currently have the GTX on my rotisserie, repairing rusted areas in the quarters and trunk (it originally sold in Texas). Before I bought the car 22 years ago, the car was in several wrecks and the lips around the large hole in the boxes are twisted or ripped off, I would like to replace them.
Let me know if you bought boxes, and what was the good quality.
Thanks,
Tony

Since you mentioned "reproduction", i am assuming no SFC addition.
IMO torque boxes and SFC together are much like wearing both a belt and suspenders, they both do the same task, just one is much better in achieving the goal, with little harm if using both, but nevertheless a bit redundant. for little gain.
I suspect most first install torque boxes, then seeking further improvement add SFC. Seldom I bet are they added in the reverse order. Doing both additions at the same time escapes me. Again IMO, torque boxes are a band aid solution, SFC are a structural upgrade.
However if using the contoured /scalloped not thru the floor three sided SFC, they could probably use the added benefit of torque boxes.
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Re: Torque boxes for my 71 GTX [Re: jcc] #3239738
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Here are the images of the GTX's torque boxes. I know that the car was in accidents twice before I bought it in 2002, but those boxes appear to have been off-road!

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Re: Torque boxes for my 71 GTX [Re: jcc] #3240270
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Originally Posted by jcc
Originally Posted by 71pettyblue
Hi All,
I'm looking for recommendations as to where to buy reproduction torque boxes. I currently have the GTX on my rotisserie, repairing rusted areas in the quarters and trunk (it originally sold in Texas). Before I bought the car 22 years ago, the car was in several wrecks and the lips around the large hole in the boxes are twisted or ripped off, I would like to replace them.
Let me know if you bought boxes, and what was the good quality.
Thanks,
Tony

Since you mentioned "reproduction", i am assuming no SFC addition.
IMO torque boxes and SFC together are much like wearing both a belt and suspenders, they both do the same task, just one is much better in achieving the goal, with little harm if using both, but nevertheless a bit redundant. for little gain.
I suspect most first install torque boxes, then seeking further improvement add SFC. Seldom I bet are they added in the reverse order. Doing both additions at the same time escapes me. Again IMO, torque boxes are a band aid solution, SFC are a structural upgrade.
However if using the contoured /scalloped not thru the floor three sided SFC, they could probably use the added benefit of torque boxes.
,


To me the torque box is reinforcing/gusset for the bulkhead that the front spring hanger bolts to , an SFC doesn't attach there so I'm unsure how that would do the same thing ?


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