1962-1965 Falcon/Comet/Ranchero Boss 302 Style Lower Cross Member, CM-1003
Finally, a lower engine cross member with Boss 302 style lower control arm support for your early Falcon, Comet and Ranchero! Early Falcons and Comets didn't come with a lower engine cross member, but that has all changed. Now, you can enjoy the same cross member design used by Mustangs for years!
This Boss 302 Style Lower Engine Cross member for your 1962-1965 Falcon, Comet and Ranchero ties into the lower control arm frame mounts to reduce or eliminate flex at this point during hard cornering thus improving handling of the car. Also helps to reduce front end frame flex.
We came up with a simple yet very effective method of mounting the cross member to the frame. The supplied 1/4" steel spacer plates and 1/2" grade 5 carriage bolts are fish wired (also supplied) through a hole in the frame right behind the rear lower control arm bracket in the same location where swaged nuts were pressed into the frame on Mustangs. 1-1/8" hole saw is supplied to cut a hole into the bottom of the frame (see pictures). Frame strength is not compromised since the vertical sides of the frame that provide the vast majority of the frame rigidity are unaffected. In addition, the frame area is reinforced by the clamping force of the spacer plates and mounting surface of the cross member when the cross member is installed.
This cross member also comes with a 4" x 1.5" jack pad for easier lifting of the front of the car.
Built in the USA using high quality steel. Made of 1.25" diameter 0.120 wall DOM thick wall tubing (72,000 psi yield strength), 3/16" structural steel angle and 1/4" cold roll steel end plates.
The dual bend in the tube maximizes oil pan clearance while maintaining excellent ground clearance. The bottom of the cross member has approximately the same ground clearance as typical 8 quart aftermarket oil pans. This cross member provides adequate oil pan clearance for the most demanding applications where deep sump oil pans or aftermarket engine-lowering motor mounts are used.
All Grade 8 mounting hardware and billet aluminum spacers included. Detailed installation instructions are also included.
Durable semi-gloss black powder coat finish.
With over 30 years of engineering design and steel construction experience, you can be assured that these products have been fully tested and are made to last. 60 day money back guarantee. Just return the items in undamaged condition if your not satisfied.