Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - So I've got a couple of problems!
View Single Post
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2009, 04:04 PM
ericnova72's Avatar
ericnova72 ericnova72 is online now
More for Less Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: S.W. Lower Michigan
Age: 47
Posts: 7,648
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 10
Thanked 147 Times in 135 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by TorkMonster400
originally the motor was going into a camaro with more clearance but the pan had ground clearance issues so I chose that one. Techinspector your plan was one that I have considered but I was kinof scared to go hackin on the crossmember. Will that ruin any structural integrity or anything.
Nope, just box the area back in with material at least as thick as what was cut out and you won't lose anything strength-wise, and it may end up stronger depending on if you use thicker material and/or a better shape to that area. The factory frame is as thin as they could get away with, the factory doesn't spend a penny more than they have to to meet crash, durability and warranty standards.
Reply With Quote