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Old 10-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #6
Farrell In Vancouver
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Default Re: wrong front cross member

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I had fun with this too when putting my 28 coupe together. I found lots of late crossmembers but no 28-29's for almost two years. Finaly I found one, then another, and another, then another. My shop then had six I could look at. Some were cracked and bent almost all had been drilled out for bolts. I wanted to rivet it back in as stock, so all holes were filled in and redrilled for rivets. I made a template for the 28-29 top rivets to get them in the right spots, drilled and riveted them in. It was not without a fight and several pins and straps were needed to hold all together for a nice tight fit. The link above shows a AA truck crossmember that has also been drilled for a "bolt in installation", and probably too big for the A frame.
Keep your chin up and keep looking, you'll find what you need sooner or later. Its sounds like you have a lot of other parts to work on until the day it rains front crossmembers, then you can carry on.
Good luck!
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