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