Project - Frame Work

Project - Frame Work

Postby Scott on 2009 Apr 07 10:08 pm

I'm actually doing it. I'm going to attempt to remove the bent rear crossmember and replace it with a brand new one.
I'll show you my progress here. And if I succeed maybe you'll learn something valuable.

First off take a look at this thread(car) and this one(bent crossmember) to see what I'm working with.

Let's begin.

After I dropped the gas tank, I started cutting the rear crossmember out. It's a somewhat tedious job. I began by using a Dremel to cut out the bulk of the crossmember.
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Gas tank gone.

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Gas tank.

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Cutting the rear crossmember.


After cutting most of the crossmember out, I than started drilling out the spot welds to remove the remainder.
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Drilled spot weld.
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Another drilled spot weld.


Some spot welds I wasn't able to get to with a drill so I used a cutting wheel on the Dremel.
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Had to cut this one with a Dremel.


I got metal shavings all over my face which reminds me:
Always wear eye protection when working on cars!
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Metal shavings all over my face from grinding and drilling the spot welds.
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