Community Q&A Question: Torque box kit, lowers bolt holes don't line up

Asking About: Mustang Torque Box Reinforcement Kit - Upper & Lower (79-04)


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Torque box kit, lowers bolt holes don't line up

Went to put in the lower torque box reinforcements in my 89 gt and the holes for the control arm bolts don't line up, can't seem to get the bolt through.
from wetaskiwin |
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I had the same issue when I did my install. To correct the problem I installed all of the bolts that would line up then I drilled the home to allow the installation of the bolts that didn't line up previously. I figured that it didn't matter since I was going to weld them in after I bolted them on. They have been installed about a year now and have had no issues. And I drive it like a rental with just a tick shy of 500hp and HARD launches as well. - Jamie last year
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I had the same issue when I did my install. To correct the problem I installed all of the bolts that would line up then I drilled the home to allow the installation of the bolts that didn't line up previously. I figured that it didn't matter since I was going to weld them in after I bolted them on. They have been installed about a year now and have had no issues. And I drive it like a rental with just a tick shy of 500hp and HARD launches as well. - Jamie 7 minutes ago
from Mandeville |
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The only problem is that I can't get the control arm bolt to go through the factory holes then through the reinforcement bracket hole to initially line up to start drilling, stuck on the first step. Could the hole in the reinforcement be wrong? - Steve last year
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Is it only one side not matching up? If not did you try swapping the brackets from side to side to see if they lined up better? We haven't run into an issue with the control arm bolt holes not lining up. Feel free to give us a call and we can try and help troubleshoot things with you if they still won't line up.
from hewitt |
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Good point. Left on right and right on left equals no fit. Also is it possible that the torque box on the car is bent or misshapen? - Jamie last year

You also may need to apply an excessive amount of force to get it to line up correctly. - Jamie last year
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