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Early Bronco Midplate

Post  t120r on October 19th 2017, 5:21 pm

I have a 1/4" Aluminum motor plate, stock ZF motor mount and will be installing limiters. My question is, do I need a midplate? It's a hopped up 429, ZF 5-speed/NP205 in a Fiberglass '66 Bronco. It will seriously be a pain to mount it, but I will if absolutely necessary. Anyone have have opinions?

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Re: Early Bronco Midplate

Post  maverick on October 19th 2017, 5:53 pm

Sounds like it's intended to be flogged. I'd use the midplate.
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Re: Early Bronco Midplate

Post  t120r on November 6th 2017, 3:12 pm

I erred on the safeside and went with midplate mounts. Was a pain in the butt to fabricate, but they're done now.


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Re: Early Bronco Midplate

Post  TravisRice on November 6th 2017, 4:02 pm

Just an option but you can do some hiem joints with tubing to the transmission bolts as long as they are angled upward on both sides. I've done that before where a midplate is near impossible to get in. Frees up a lot of room. I'd upgrade to grade 8 bolts however.

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Re: Early Bronco Midplate

Post  t120r on November 6th 2017, 10:12 pm

That would have been a much easier idea.Smile But I'm all done now. The bolt that secures it throuh the frame is also where a 1/2" heim joint will go for the limiter.Smile

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