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Old 04-24-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Rear Seat/Trunk divider

Just want to get your opinion on the necessity of the aftermarket steel trunk divider. I'm told it may prevent any gas from getting into the passenger compartment in the event of a rear end crash. You guys have one in your cars? They come with screws for installation behind the rear seat.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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Well, my opinion is that alot of that was preying on the hype of the original 60 minutes article (I think it was them) sighting very few actual cases out of the millions of Mustangs/Pinto's etc. that were made like this for many years, but I also remeber it actually happening to a member on Stangnet like 4 years ago who got rear ended and SEVERELY burnt head to toe. I got hit on the right rear quarter a year and a half ago enough to spin me 180* and total the car yet I had no rupture or issues like this, in fact I was able to straighten the flange and reuse my tank in the rebuild.

I guess you can never be too safe and since my original cardboard piece was ruined and needs replacing anyway I have been thinking about it but I feel if you go this length you should really have it sealed and welded in not just held with the included screws.
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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I do drive my little girl around alot in the car, so mayby the $50.00 at NPD is worth it. Comes with the self tapping screws and sealant. I assume the sealant is for around the edges?
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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I just bought a steel divider from PaddockParts.com for about $100 shipped. I will be putting it in this weekend so I will take pictures and let you all know how well it goes. I agree that it should be welded but unfortunately I can't weld or know anyone who does so its the screws for me. I'll post back when I finish.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:11 PM   #5
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I'll be putting one in soon. Not only could it protect from the potential gas-splash much better than the cardboard (or no) divider, it should help with road noise as well (and even moreso if you put sound dampener on it when you're sound-dampening your trunk).
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:04 AM   #6
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I have www.tankarmor.com

It does the same thing, but also protects the trunk floor from whatever you throw in there..
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:10 AM   #7
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I agree with Pakrat.. mostly hype. Not only mustangs, but most cars of the era had the same design. As for the stangnet member who got burnt badly.. His name was something like Redlx2.3 and he was driving a fox body that got rearended by a dump truck. (if that's the same one).

Also.. it's the package tray you should be focusing on... the gas would need to somehow get past the back seat... much easier to go up through the cardboard package tray.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:59 PM   #8
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do you guys know anything about those new fuel safe tanks that are rubber tanks housed in aluminum or other metals sometimes. supposedly they are insulated with foam so that if the car is severely rear ended the tank will give and all the fuel will be absorbed by the foam. I don't have a mustang but want one badly, i have to prove to my parents that it can be made safe enough and that it won't be braking down on me all of the time. anyway just wondering if you guys know anything about the tank/if u know where to get one cheap (the ones i saw were all around like $1300-$2000)
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i was about to say....


Fuel safe cell...no problem :D

lol i plan on running one very soon when the 70 is back on the road
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ford made cars were the only ones in the muscle era that used the tank as part of the trunkfloor hype or not im deffinatly gonna seal up mine not only behind the rear seat but im thinking of putting a sheet of metal over and around the tank mounted with the bolts that hold the tank IF you plan on dragracing at all you had better have metal behind the seat at the very least
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