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Dennis Bouvier 04-14-2019 05:09 PM

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?

62BillT 04-14-2019 06:03 PM

Carefully raise up the Trans, enough for it to slip out. May want to dis-connect the Trans Rod first.

BA. 04-14-2019 10:11 PM

I like Bills tip.
I had to disconnect my exhaust on one side on mine. (aftermarket tranny and a 'Vert, so mounts slightly different)

Dennis Bouvier 04-17-2019 06:16 PM

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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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