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Old 12-26-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Tubular transmission crossmember

Anyone make one? Seems like the only somewhat difficult part is making the end parts

How much does the stocker weight?

I think I'm going to buy a used one and use it as a template

This is for a 700r4



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Old 12-26-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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That looks like a BTO unit. I know others make kits. We put one in the 57.
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I found it for 70 bucks if anyone wants a 700r4
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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I found it for 70 bucks if anyone wants a 700r4
That looks like an 80-81.http://www.bowtieoverdrives.com/cata...php?ITEMID=115
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #5
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Whats the difference?

Edit: I see now
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:14 PM   #6
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not quite on topic, but here is one I made for my 1980 BBC with a TH400.

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not quite on topic, but here is one I made for my 1980 BBC with a TH400.

Looks pretty good

Does it weight less?
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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No, it actually weighs a bit more than the stock crossmember. I have a tendency to overbuild things. But it wouldn't have been hard to lighten it up, by using thinner tubing. I had to make a new one to fit the trans and wanted the option to run dual pipes instead of the 2 into 1 into 2 stock setup. And the stock one is horribly constructed.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:31 AM   #9
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I find i'ts easy enough to mod the stock crossover, easier if it's the double hoop variety from early sharks....just cut out the lower hoop section, and weld in some steel to stiffen up the top sections....I have a pix here or on my site, of that I got done...it works....

reason I never went to the aftermarket, is I would probably have to lift the body to cut out the stubs from the old stick shift cross member (welded in)....

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cheeeep too......


can't beat the cost/price there....ZERO....


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How much does the stocker weight?

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According to my Wal-Mart garage scale, the stocker is 22 pounds.
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I used 2" square tube to build mine for the 2004R, it probably weighs a bit more than the stock, I tend to overbuild too. Tube would leave a bit more room than mine did, but you can only go so far up because of the floor on the drivers side
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According to my Wal-Mart garage scale, the stocker is 22 pounds.
Not worthwhile then. It's down real low also
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22? I would have guessed it would be more than that.

I like the square stock one, if it's too heavy just break out the hole saw Here's my old removable one, probably same weight as stock or thereabouts.
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Call me stupid but what is a 700R4? I have an 80 and I belive that mine has the TH350 automatic tranny, are there other names for these trannies? Also can the TH350 handle some horse power?
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