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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 01, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I noticed somewhere (Maybe on David's site) that you can redrill the mount and some cut the mount off and reweld it back on. Did I read that right? What are the pros/cons of each method?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 01, 04:36 AM
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You did read right, those are different methods of getting the same result. Some people like to cut the mount off, cut it down, then re-weld it back on in the new position. This gives a much cleaner, stock appearance, but can be difficult if you don't know how to weld really good. If you think about the safety aspect of what this entails, you better make sure you get it right!

Or, you can simply redrill the holes in the stock mount based on the template from David's page. When you go that route, you must trim some off the top of each corner of the mount so the upper control arm will fit. It's not bad though and you can make it look pretty good. This is a much simplier method and works just as good, just doesn't look as good.

It really just depends on you...

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 01, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bill, that cleared it right up. Since I haven't done any welding for quite some time, I have no welder, and I doubt that I'll be able to take this subframe anywhere after I get it out...I'll just redrill the holes. After the arm is back on there won't be much of it seen anywho. I have the template from the Guldstrand catalog I have so that'll be the best route for me. Thanks again Bill!



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 01, 07:30 PM
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No problem, that's what I did to my Nova and after grinding a little and painting, you cannot even tell unless you look real close.

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