Notice that Steve's rear plate being flat requires a spacer, which weakens the whole structure compared to the Pathfinder solution. The purpose of his rear plate was to relocate the anti-roll bar because of FE exhaust system and/or transaxle interference, not to strengthen the rear frame. (right, Steve?). In fact, it isn't clear that his setup is stiffer since the anti-roll bar now has even more leverage over the shock mount. It does use a vey thick piece of steel, though.Looks like the plate you have on the rear would also work on the front without using the sway bar holes? Where to buy?
Steve --I believe your criticism is unfounded...
I have seen pics of a number of cars with the sway bar mount as SPF builds (without any stiffeners). A few that come to mind are J8 (see The Ford That Beat Ferrari page 169 and the Holman Moody MK11 (see Ford GT40 by Trevor Legate page 149) as examples showing the mount same as SPF standard builds..
Done.Alan P. your post is articulate and fascinating as usual. But this bieng Steve's build thread we probably ought to move any further generic discussion somewhere else, perhaps
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/superformance-gt40s/34278-spf-gt40-genesis.html. If you could repost your same message there that would be great, or start a new thread if you wish. I have a couple comments I'd like to make.