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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019 Thread Starter
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Replacing ... How to do it

Removed old support now I need to figure out how to install new one. The correct dimensions and how exactly do I find those???

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If you buy a new support, it will have the correct dimensions. Getting a used one will let you know how to remove yours and what it will take to reinstall it. If you're lucky, it will just be a bolt-on part. Otherwise, you'll have to drill out rivets or spot welds and replace them with bolts on reinstall.

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How do I know where to sit the new one. Should I place a level on it, and if it is level weld it. Yes it sucks man. I drilled all the spot welds out as you'll see in the pictures and I'll have to spot weld this one back in. I understand though what you mean by "the new one having holes" which come to think of it would've made things a whole lot easier in setting the new one in to begin with, but the new one has no pre drilled holes. Thanks for your help and advice it's very greatly appreciated. I'll send a few pics

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If you're sure the car is level right to left, then a level should get it positioned correctly. Make sure your right hand inner fender panel hasn't been bent down. You can put a 2x4 from fender panel to fender panel (just behind your support) and check it with a level. You may have to jack up one side or the other to level it.
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When you say right , would that be the driver's side. I always get confused on that. Don't understand if that's while your facing directly in front of car or in it. Thank you man for helping me out with the pointers cause I'm definitely lost right now!!

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Measure from the ground to make sure both left and right inner panels are the same-adjust as needed.
Place the new support in place,hold with c-clamps-measure from front to rear on both sides(front to back)-and side to side front and rear(left to right)-square up as needed.then measure from right rear to left front and vice versa-this will get you perfectly squared up-then weld in place.


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Thank you so much. I'll send you pics once completed.
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