I used my new Makita grinder to grind off rivets and remove the e-brake crossmember. I'll use the crossmember as a support for my T5 transmission instead. It will be re-installed using bolts so I can remove it again in the future. I plan to upgrade the e-brake to the 1966 version from my parts truck.
My 17year old son an I moved the cab from the utility trailer to a location in the yard where I will have access to power for welding. We slowly wiggled it off the trailer and onto the ground. Then we tipped it up onto the PS rocker and slid in the long bar with 2 supports beneath the DS. I then lifted the PS up and set up the jack stands to support the PS. It's now ready for some bodywork.
I took my 1988 Camaro T5 out for a test fit. It looks like the crossmember for the e-brake is in the correct location to serve as a support for the T5 tailshaft. The rivets that hold the crossmember to the frame will be replaced with bolts so that the crossmember can be removed in the future.
See my BLOG entries from prior months below:
My Hobbies are:
- Main BLOG Page
- The Purchase
T5 Info Page
- Thinking about installing a T5? READ THIS FIRST
- Making a Custom Shifter
- Complete T5 Driveline - Installation from Engine to Rear Axle
- S10 T5 Transmission Jeep Shaft Swap - DIY and skip the adapter plate.
- Camaro Drive Gear Relocation
- T5 Tail Stock with a Cable Speedo Connection
- World Class and Non-World Class versions of the T5 - How to tell them apart.
- A possible solution for cable speedometers.
- T5 Transmission Identification - What the Tags and Markings Mean
- What's the difference between a Camaro T5, an S10 T5, and an Astro T5?
- How to determine the T5 gearing
- T5 Transmission Rebuild
- T5 pre-purchase inspection and questions
- T5 Resource List
- T5 Case Inspection
- Bell housing differences
- T5 Drive Gear and Driven Gear Combinations
- A Camaro T5 with the S10 Conversion
Tips & Tricks Section
- DIY 3 Point Seat Belt Installation
- Making the Steering Column Safer
- How to improve gauge cluster lighting.
- Stripping Paint - Polycarbide Abrassive Wheel
- Jeep Cherokee Door Check Modification - Very Simple
- Steering column modification
- A simple way to remove old control arm bushings.
- An easy way to adjust brake shoes
- How to remove a pilot bushing from the crankshaft.
- Cutting spot welds
- E-brake clip removal made easy
- POR 15 with less mess.
- Engine Dolly - EZ to make
- Steering Wheel Restoration Page
- Other Projects
- Random Pics