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EA82 xmember->EA81 car?
Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:41 PM
Yes, yes, I know... Jerry's kit. But what if I don't want to get his kit? What if I want to do the work myself? I can't find any threads that actually detail what gets done in this area, they always just reference Jerry's kit.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:13 PM
The EA81 crossmember is about 1 inch narrower thant the EA82, so.........
I torch cut a the inner area around the bolt holes on the crossmember on 3 sides, to form a tab that I could bend up and drill new holes in. Then after bolted to my blocks, I welded in some support brackets.
the EA82 radius rods will bolt right into the EA81 rod mounts. You must use EA82 front axles.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:26 PM
You could fab your own cross-member for the tranny, but the EA82 version isn't going to mount into the EA81 radius rod plates very easily..... I suppose you could do the engine cross-member as Gloyale has done then use both
Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:35 PM
Trans crossmember wouldn't be too hard to use, but I actually fabbed my own.
Yeah, I was talking about the whole front end.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:29 AM
Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:36 PM
Edited by GeneralDisorder, 21 November 2009 - 03:40 PM.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:42 PM
Ive never done one but this might help
That's an interesting solution but still required banging out the tunnel. His work sucks too. There's no reason to use the 5 speed 4WD shifter and wreck your interior like that. My Brat looks 100% stock and it required only that 1" of 1/2" rounds stock be added to the 4WD shift rod.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:57 PM
Edited by Speedwagon, 21 November 2009 - 07:27 PM.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:20 PM
I've been looking at this and figuring out how I can mount up the EA82 tranny.
My EA81 tranny mounts are shot but the EA82 ones are still good.
I have the EA82 crossmember to work with as well.
So, after looking at the underside of the car for a while, I discovered that there
are bolts right behind the radius rod mounts.
Pic here, sorry about the crappy quality, I was laying under a car
So, would it be feasible to cut slots in the bracket and mount the EA82
crossmember on those 2 bolts?
PS: I want to bash tranny tunnel as little as possible, if at all.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:49 PM
I searched and found a thread talking about what I was looking for, but it has
no answer, so I'm asking again.
Is it possible to mount the EA82 X-member on the bolt shown in ^^^ pic.
And if cutting that bracket will destabilize my suspension.
And I forgot to mention on above pic that, that is the driver's side bracket.
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