67 Skylark, Auto trans cross member install

Discussion in 'The "Juice Box"' started by Houndogforever, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    I'm attempting to put the cross member in the car WHILE the trans is in the car. Is this possible?

    Do I need to remover the trans, mount the cross member while free, then slide the trans in over it?

    The problem I 'm having is getting the rubber do-dahs into the metal retainer and in place.
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  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Put a floor jack under the tail and gently lift the back of the transmission up until it clears. Then slide the cross member into place and assemble the rubber doo-dahs, and brackets. Put the bolts into the mount a few threads and lower the jack.
     
  3. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    Yep. Like Larry said. Just jack up a little at a time while you check that the bolts line up. Keep all the bolts loose until you get them all (trans and frame) started.
    I made the mistake of putting mine in backwards at first. Be sure to check orientation.
     
  4. GS464

    GS464 Hopelessly Addicted

    X2 on the reverse installation...
     
  5. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    Backward? What, they look universal to me, what are the differences ?
     
  6. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

  7. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    OH, the cross member. Yeah, that is one way only. I thought you were talking about the little end clamps and rubber isolaters.
     

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