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Posted by Gil on June 26, 2001 at 00:49:43:

In Reply to: instead of welding or drilling you just make some posted by RobS. on June 25, 2001 at 22:13:55:

what you have to accomodate is that the 2 existing mounting brackets are at quite different elevations. You would have to put a bend in the angle iron at each end. Also, as the new pieces running for and aft would be running downhill, the crossmember would not be parallel to the surface of the tranny support bushing. You'd have to weld on a piece on each side of the fore and aft piece as necessary.

A "Frank" posted some pix a few months ago on doing this. It looked a little hokey to me. (no offense Frank).

I used a pair of 02 brackets salvaged out of a parts car. Just ground off the attached sheet metal attached to the old brackets and reshaped the mounting 'tabs' to fit the contour of the tunnel in the new bracket location. It was very easy to do. You can just bolt them in, or weld them to look original. The existing crossmember works with no or little modification.

IMHO, I'd go with using salvaged 02 brackets.

Gil
72 Tii



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