06-21-2012, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Auckland, NZ
Total Cats: 6
Diff bracing - Need help...
I have installed an 1800 '94' (I believe) LSD diff and subframe assembly in to my 89 NA turbo.
All is good except for the additional diff/chassis bracing. The front bracing is designed to bolt to the floor of the chassis, just behind the drivers seat.
I presume the later model cars have this hole/threaded insert/nut made in the chassis at manufacture but being earlier my car doesnt have this.
My plan was to just drill the hole through the chassis floor and use a bolt and nut and huge washers to spread the load.
Unfortunately The location of the bolt hole is right in the area that you cant get access to..it has a bubble of sheet metal right at the base of the rear firewall preventing access from the top...
Has anybody encountered this before and come up with a solution....?
I have a few options but would like to see if anyone has done it before, or even if the brace is beneficial enough to worry about...although I would think it is.