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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 02, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have a sketch of a complete front end? I have been told I am missing a piece and dont know what the heck they are talking about.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 02, 02:04 PM
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Of what year Ken? Did they mention what piece it may be? Standard or RS?

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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68 Coupe standard. What the mechanic said is that there is supposed to be something that connects the frame in the front. Like an X or cross piece or something.

So according to the mechanic its a frame connector piece in the front and not the front end suspension unit.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 03:12 AM
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I have a spare subframe in my garage. Would a pic help? I could snap it tonight and email it to you. Sounds like the cross member that runs under the front of the motor(?).

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Ken, If you are going to be home this sat, come on by my place. You can look at the apart one and the together one and I can help you out. Or drop me a line. Kevin

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Ken, There is a pic of a subframe at the bottom of this page. Kevin
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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The mechanic just told me via phone that its a floor support where the rear of the subframe bolts to the body of the car. A rib support that welds to the floor. The engine cross member is installed so I dont know what the mechanic is talking about.

Rick a pic would be great.

Kevin I will be flying home Friday night so I can stop by on Sator Sun. What time works best?

Any pics would be great.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 05:44 AM
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sounds like a convertable cross "X" brace.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thats what I was thinking and am wondering if the mechanic and the body guy who pointed it out to him are confused?

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 06:16 AM
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No. It's a heavy panel that runs from rocker to rocker following the contour of the floor and tranny hump. The x-brace bolts to it.

Ken, this can only be found on a parts car.

However, and other may/hopefully will chime in. Perhaps you can achieve the strength with welded subframe connectors and then have some diagonal bracing added side to side. Otherwise, hopefully some parts places like Denny's, Rick's Camaro Specialties, etc can source or find one. I'll take a pic tonight of one I have if that would help.

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 06:29 AM
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The guys high. There is no X shaped cross brace anywhere under a Coupe. The convertible has one under the transmission tunnel just under the rear seat.

Front crossmember has a big transverse support that the motor sits on, and a smaller channel type brace just in front of it. Thats it.


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Here is a shot of my 69 Coupe's SF right after I pulled it outta' the car. (PG Cross Member not installed)



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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 06:59 AM
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Good catch, Mark!!

I got so caught up in chassis bracing I missed the whole picture. Color me red. Hey, maybe a coupe could be stiffer with the convertible bracing.

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