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Old 10-21-2018, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Torino left side torque box

Iím desperate for a left side 1969 Torino Torque box, maybe someone has a spare from a project now abandon or???

The after market now only supplies the right side which Iíve got but no longer builds the left side which I need!

Any help very much apreciated.......
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:22 PM
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Re: Torino left side torque box

Does this work?

http://www.body-panel.com/details.asp?ID=3669

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Re: Torino left side torque box

Yes thats the exact one but none of these suppliers who list them have them in stock or can any longer order them. Iíve tried all the known major suppliers and all have come back with the same ďno longer availableĒ story!

Looks like my only hope is one ordered new for a now abandon project or a rust free used one from a parts car?

Appreciate if anyone has any leads or info.......thanks so much!
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Re: Torino left side torque box

You may call R&C Motorsports, they make suspensions for early shock tower cars. They sell a lot of suspensions and may know someone (one of their customers) that has a lot of body parts.

I'm in the middle of a 70 Cyclone project, I really didn't know what the torque box was. I took some pictures of what I think it is, if this is it the bottom of the one on the left side was gone. I cut out all the rot and welded new pieces in. Also had to fab up the piece the fuel line goes through.
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Re: Torino left side torque box

I think you will spend more time looking for one than it takes to fab.

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Torino left side torque box

Yes thats the torque box you have in your photos of the Cyclone. It is a bear of a job to replace from what I see on the uTube videos specific to the Torino. Also from what Iím told you should remove the engine and transmission if not for better access but also because you need to lighten up the car to level the uni-body and adequately brace it so when you cut the original torque box out the entire car doesnít twist on you?

After looking at it from every angle for hours on end I see no easy way to do it if your going to replace the entire box itself. For sure if it isnít rusted out too bad just cutting out the rusted areas and putting in new peices from the front side might be a better alternative then cutting out the near perfect toe boards to access the backside of the torque box and the spot welds that hold it to the frame. On the research Iíve done so far the few fellows who have done it advise to drill out the spot welds on the new box and dissasemble it completely so that you can fit the peices in one by one rather then one entire piece?

Iíd still much prefer to have a new left side torque box to also dissasemble and put in piece by piece then trying to fab up all the unique bends and curves it has. Iím really wanting to do the best job possible and try to leave no evidence or anything obvious that its ever been replaced.

If anyone comes across a new left side one or one from a rust free parts car please let me know. Also if anyone has any experience replacing these on a Torino Iíd sure appreciate hearing your tips and tricks and advice on how best to do it.......as always thanks so much to everyone trying to help out. Iíll follow all leads......
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