Pennock's Fiero Forum
  Technical Discussion & Questions - Archive
  Cradle bolt question

T H I S   I S   A N   A R C H I V E D   T O P I C
  

Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version


Cradle bolt question by Dough19
Started on: 01-14-2004 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Last post by: mattm on 01-14-2004 06:57 PM
Dough19
Member
Posts: 661
From: Peoria, IL
Registered: Dec 2001


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-14-2004 06:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dough19Send a Private Message to Dough19Direct Link to This Post
I recently took out the cradle on my 87GT. On one of the rear bolts, the welded nut came loose so I had to cut it off to get the cradle out. I was wondering how other people have fixed this problem when putting the cradle back in. Somehow I will also have to find another blot to replace the one I cut as well. Thanks

------------------

silver 88GT
blue 87GT waiting for 3.4
http://www.geocities.com/yellow101/fiero.html

IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
Oreif
Member
Posts: 16460
From: Schaumburg, IL
Registered: Jan 2000


Feedback score:    (19)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 442
Rate this member

Report this Post01-14-2004 06:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OreifClick Here to visit Oreif's HomePageClick Here to Email OreifSend a Private Message to OreifDirect Link to This Post
The typical repair for this is to cut a hole in the frame rail, weld in another nut the weld the piece you cut out back in.
A friend had the same problem and he cut the hole to the same size as the triangle shaped hole to access the dogbone bolt.
Then after he re-welded a new nut he just covered the hole by using silicone and the same plastic cover that covers the dogbone access hole. This way if it ever happens again, he can just pry off the plastic cover.

------------------

Happiness isn't around the corner...
Happiness IS the corner.

IP: Logged
mattm
Member
Posts: 1647
From: lancaster, pa
Registered: Aug 2003


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 60
Rate this member

Report this Post01-14-2004 06:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattmClick Here to Email mattmSend a Private Message to mattmDirect Link to This Post
When i changed my trans, i stripped one of the rear cradle bolts. I ended up cutting a hole in the frame to insert a new one which i made out of a piece of flat stock steel, drilled a hole in it, and welded a nut for it. I bought everything at Lowe's for about $3. Then after everything was bolted back up, i welded the bolt assembly i made to the frame, then welded a patch over the hole i had to cut.

Matt

IP: Logged



All times are ET (US)

T H I S   I S   A N   A R C H I V E D   T O P I C
  

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay



Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock