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Old 11-17-2021, 07:37 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by HDRDTD View Post
The OP isn't needing to cut the cross member because he wants to drop the pan, he wants to remove it because the oil pan he has needs another 1 1/2 clearance to clear the deeper oil pan.
Thus, he would need to replace (or eliminate) the current crossmember with one that drops down to clear his pan.
I made mine that I posted a pic of. I could have just as easily adapted it to accommodate a deeper pan, that was my thought in showing the picture.

If a person can make it like I did "they" can adapt it 😜
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:43 AM   #16
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If I remember correctly, GM removes that cross member on the production COPO Camaro's.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:11 AM   #17

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Just thinking about how loads are applied, the cross member probably doesn't do much in a straight line, but likely comes into play a lot more when turning.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:25 AM   #18
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Aren't cross members a very vital structural part? Would you clear the hood if you got taller motor mounts instead of cutting up your cross member? Sorry, I know it's not really the answer you were looking for but I personally would not start messing with structural parts if I could help it.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:31 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Ashen 6.2 View Post
If I remember correctly, GM removes that cross member on the production COPO Camaro's.
Correct, I confirmed this with a Copo owner tonight. Strip use cross member doesnt affect anything. Turning, road course type stuff is different story.
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