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Do I need to open up the "X" member?

The picture is of my 1935 Buick X member. I will remove all brake parts and items that are not needed for a clean opening. Those of you that have worked on these style GM cars did you widen the X member for better clearance for the drive shaft and access to the end of trans.
I am using a 700r4 and Ford Explorer rear. It looks tight and may work leaving it stock.
Thanks for any ideas and advise.

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The picture is of my 1935 Buick X member. I will remove all brake parts and items that are not needed for a clean opening. Those of you that have worked on these style GM cars did you widen the X member for better clearance for the drive shaft and access to the end of trans.
I am using a 700r4 and Ford Explorer rear. It looks tight and may work leaving it stock.
Thanks for any ideas and advise. Watercooled
I'd leave everything stock that has to do with frame/chassis integrity unless something is rubbing on something. A miss is as good as a mile.
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Thank you for the heads up. I will keep it as is
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trans fit

There is not much room , the stock trans was not very big, I looked at the frame on my son's 36 olds. it looks like it will have have a lot of trimming to fit in a newer auto trans
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when I get to the point of ridding myself of the stock 8 engine/trans I will attempt to mock up the v8 and auto. Wont be till late summer.
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If you do have to make considerable cuts to get the new package in, weld in reinforcements before cutting out any of the old. That will keep the whole thing from going SPROINGGGGGG.
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I have a '37 Pontiac Coupe and the frame looks identical to what you have. I ran a 350 Turbo trans and didn't need to cut or trim anything. When I went with the 200 trans (same length as the 350), I did have to trim a bit for more clearance. The 700 trans is definitely longer and will require more adaptation.
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