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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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66 crossmember swap

I'm trying to replace the crossmember that goes underneath transmission, it's all rotted. I got the bolts out but I can't get it out. The supports in the rocker panels support the bottom and have it cradled while it is supported from the top in the middle. How do I wiggle it out?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 06:03 PM
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Carefully raise up the Trans, enough for it to slip out. May want to dis-connect the Trans Rod first.
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I like Bills tip.
I had to disconnect my exhaust on one side on mine. (aftermarket tranny and a 'Vert, so mounts slightly different)
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Got it in. Had to drop passenger side exhaust. Helped having floor pan out:-)
5 pound difference between old/new..that's a lot of rust!!
Thanks for help guys!!
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