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Does anyone know of anyone making a removable transmission crossmember, as my Tremec has to come out<<<
 

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Does anyone know of anyone making a removable transmission crossmember, as my Tremec has to come out<<<

Look for older threads. I asked the same question a few months ago. I may be easier to cut yours and bolt it back into place. Let me know if you find an easier way.
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Van Steel custom-made one for us for our '67 "King Ray" 572 project about a year ago; don't know if they've made any more since or not.

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THANX

JohnZ,,, you are the MAN. Art from Van Steel is sending me a cross member and brackets on Monday. This Tremec 5 speed is a pain in the BUTT it keeps getting stuck in 4th gear just accelerating on the highway. This will make it a lot easier to get out and send it back..Thanx again!!
 

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Bowtie Overdrive make one for a c-3 and it will work on a c-2 also. The Vansteel looks more like stock.

 

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JohnZ,,, you are the MAN. Art from Van Steel is sending me a cross member and brackets on Monday. This Tremec 5 speed is a pain in the BUTT it keeps getting stuck in 4th gear just accelerating on the highway. This will make it a lot easier to get out and send it back..Thanx again!!


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What did the cross member set you back? My Tremec has to come out as well and I really don't want to pull the motor. Mine has the opposite problem; it likes to jump out of gear. It is also very loud and very hard to shift. Keisler said they would go thru it if I took it out. Let me know how it turns out. I'm wishing I'd gone with the Richmond at this point.
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I think it was $125.00 plus 2 brackets. Van Steel (Art) I lot cheaper than pullin the motor
 

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this is an awfully old thread, but I thought I might revive it w pics of my current project of repairing and replacing the transmission crossmember in my 63.
 

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this is what some previous owner did to get a T400 to mount up to my 63. what a hack job!

I just cut this section out w a sawzall (yes its a hot rod not a show car folks) and am gonna section in a replacement.
 

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more good work,,,,
 

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I recently got an old crossmember and am gonna make it removable, and fit a muncie to it correctly.
 

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welded a channel to center piece.
 

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gonna drill bolt holes to mount it to existing crossmember pieces that are welded to the frame.
 

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lines up well! just need to drill some bolt holes now.
 

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Nice work, looks like you could cut out most of the center section of the cross member and then modify it with some welded on channel iron to bolt back in place. I installed a Tremec with the engine still in the '66 but it was a pain....
 

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You got the trans out with the crossmember still in? Wow, that must have been quite a task!

My removable section is all bolted up and installed, certainly not ncrs, but very functional for a driver.
 

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