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Rear Support Brace is rotted

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Rear Support Brace is rotted

I was doing an under carriage inspection & noticed my right side rear support brace is so rusted I can stick my finger straight through the middle of it. I went to the Ford stealer & they want $1,200 for a set of 2.
Part #'s 76102-B/54 & 55... They're insane!

So I've been researching some solutions & would like your feedback & advice. Btw in the Haynes manual it states that these braces are only found on convertibles .

Solution 1: Junkyard. Cannot find a convertible mustang anywhere so that's out.

Solution 2: Get this or something similar to this BMR subframe connector & have it welded on...

Solution 3: Remove both braces & take them to a machine shop for repair and/or reinforcement

Can you guys give me a DIY tip or solution? If not, maybe someone on here knows of a good shop in the NYC area that has experience with chassis modding & reinforcing

Thanks in advance

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Did you fix your rusted braces and if so how. I have the same problem. One would think there would be a call back on these.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:47 PM   #3
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Nope. I had many other projects to tend to since then but it's still on my hit list... Have you searched around for any solutions??
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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Same here............rusted. Need new ones.Keep in touch. I just joined here.Thanks! don-ohio (:^)
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:10 AM   #5
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Hi, I was underneath my 07 fixing a loose clamp and found the same issue - the passenger side is perfectly fine and the driver's side brace is rotted... It appears not only was this simple piece of metal over $500, it now lists on websites as not available/discontinued. I may check a metal shop to see if they can weld something to it, or refab. But first I wanted to see if since this last post if anyone had any other simple/cheaper solutions. Thanks everyone - ejb
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