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Old 12-11-2021, 02:03 PM
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I know re-doing things sucks, but consider moving the tranny mount down to bridge across the new frame members. Bolt it solidly to the new frame members and use a rubber or poly mount between it and the tranny. That way the tranny crossmember becomes a structural piece of the frame.
BTW, my frame is 34" wide.
Yes it does...but it's part of building something one off. I appreciate your expertise for sure, even if it makes me rework something. So please don't ever hold back

Your right on the money...I've been working on how I will frame out the floor with some 1" tubing and realized that I will not be able to drop my x-member because the new frame members will be in the way. So I do have to shorten my trans x-member and mount to the new frame rail extensions.

I do have an energy suspension poly mount between the x-member and trans now. The DOM spacers you see at the bolting to the frame are so if I have to mess with the tail shaft angle down the road I have some adjustment room.

I can only go so far to the middle with the new rails to leave room should I have to pull the trans. This means I will have to mount my brake booster further back where I will have a wider space between the 2 rail and use a longer rod to reach the pedal mounts.

I don't want to cut or weld anything in until I get my booster and can mock it up. In the mean time I'm mocking up some floor and tunnel framing. My aim is to make the rectangular center piece and the forward loop bolt in so I can drop it down and pull my trans back. I keep thinking it might be less trouble just to remove the radiator and grill and just pull the motor and trans out the front if I had to.

Think I'm on the right track?
Thanks again.
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Old 12-11-2021, 02:28 PM
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You have to unbolt the torque converter from the engine before pulling the tranny then, it comes out with the tranny.
Not sure I understand... which option requires less space at the tail shaft / back side of the pan OI?
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Old 12-11-2021, 03:48 PM
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"I don't have a torque converter in there yet so had no idea."
Just making sure you knew the torque converter has to be unbolted from the flex plate before removing the transmission from the engine.
At that point the torque converter and trans come out at the same time.
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Old 12-11-2021, 05:35 PM
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Ahhhh got it. Thanks
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Old 12-12-2021, 09:47 AM
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Geeeze I'm tired this morning... was in the garage until 2 am, really didn't get any work done just still messing with how to do the floor and mocking it up with some 2x2 lumber & cardboard. I think I have a line on it now.

Hoping the booster comes soon cause I'm held up.....

ZZ...on the frame stiffeners I really don't want to mess with my trans x member and would like to stop just before it.....not go under it and past it. I hoping that will be ok. I will do some thing near the motor mounts....
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Old 12-18-2021, 01:02 AM
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So after a lot of back and forth in my mind I took ZZ's recomondation to add the frame stiffeners. First one is tacked in....from the kick forward to just behind the Z. While at it I had to fab up a bracket to take my brake booster.

I also have the brake pedal bracketry clamped in place. I have to do a little surgery on the pedal arm to get it over to the left a few inches. I don't have big feet but don't want to be mashing on the gas when I'm supposed to be stepping on the brake

Of course the linkage rod fell right on the frame rail also I had to do a little surgery and weld in a pass thru.

I feel like I'm moving forward again.....
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Old 12-18-2021, 08:54 AM
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Good work around and good execution.
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Old 12-18-2021, 09:06 AM
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Thank you sir!
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Old 12-18-2021, 10:32 AM
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There ya go, another problem solved Coming together nicely
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Old 12-18-2021, 01:35 PM
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Thanks ZZ! Are you in AZ?

My wife just cam back from visiting her sister who lives in Peoria AZ.

Kid lives in a house that looks like a damm hotel....12' ceilings, 6 foot wide hallways, 7 or 8 foot high doors. Must be nice!
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