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Old 01-24-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone here replaced front torque boxes on a 68 coupe. I'm just wondering if it something I can do myself.
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I believe they are welded in. If you can handle wire feed, you should be able to do it.
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They are welded in. The weld to the subframe and frame rails that support the motor mounts and the floor pans... They are very much a pain to do. You need to properly support the front end of the car to make sure the car itself doesn't sag at the firewall... I did it in my garage with a cut off wheel, grinding wheel, and an air chisel. It took me about 3 days to do it... But caution, you migh need to do the floor pans and frame rails too... I would buy all three for each side, that way in case you cut threw one or more you won't be stuck. Hope this helps..
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Thanks Shane for the advice I'm starting to look for those replacement parts. What should I use to support the front subframe when I do this, and should I lift it up and put stands under it?
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I used 6 jack stands. I put two on the rear torque boxes,(if you aren't replacing them) two on the pinch welds next to the front boxes, and two on the forward radiator supports... Just that way the car doesn't sag. Then it may never line up. I would try to drill out the spot welds on the seat mounts too. That way you have a proper alignment tool when reinstalling them. There I slot to take note of. Just take your time and you should be fine... I did it never doing any major work such as that and it turned out fine for me. Good luck
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