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I drilled out my floorboards tonight so i could access the freespinning Cage Nuts for the rear control arm bolt.

I followoed ACRucrazy's steps in his project log. and figured i would post mine here in order to help others with this problem.

first i measured 3 inches from the crease where the firewall meets the floorboard. and 5 inches over from the wheel well curve.

(Marked by cross hair in blue paint)

using a 2 1/2in hole saw drill bit i drill at the previously made mark.


after drilling through you can gain access to the Cage nut My drivers side nut is freespun and is corroded and rusted badly


however my passenger side nut looks brand new and i'm hoping i won't have problems with this one.




Unfortunately, no one on the Moderator staff (that I know of) has a copy of the actual 'template'.




HOWEVER .... Chris M. (ACRucrazy) was kind enough to post some nice 'tech photos' of this job, a few years back, which I saved.


https://plus.google.com/photos/105859487005873724326/albums/5960999632864698849

Hopefully, this will help.


Picture of the actual template :


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I0Ad4QyTikc/Urm5lml7sJI/AAAAAAAAATU/5uf9pYOWR3s/w560-h420-no/ACRucrazy+-+LCA+Bolt+Template+-+1+edit.jpg



The location of the drill hole:


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MSOJklaSHWk/Urm6DYq4DyI/AAAAAAAAATk/0OW55CnXXYg/w672-h504-no/ACRucrazy+-+LCA+Bolt+Template+-+2+edit.jpg



After opening up with a hole saw :


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OYFtmbF4qiI/Urm6R17sGUI/AAAAAAAAAT8/Svdl9U08_IQ/w672-h504-no/ACRucrazy+-+LCA+Bolt+Template+-+3+edit.jpg




https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TkkBx0_bDBU/Urm6dFp4sPI/AAAAAAAAAUI/MmerDuRaGcs/w672-h504-no/ACRucrazy+-+LCA+Bolt+Template+-+4+edit.jpg



A view of the frame with the offending nut removed :


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cR3fIq1iYiA/Urm6ioLu8yI/AAAAAAAAAUU/cJ87CgO_wAs/w672-h504-no/ACRucrazy+-+LCA+Bolt+Template+-+5+edit.jpg



The hardware (new and used), removed :


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ilS1mWpReQw/Urm6n1GqXxI/AAAAAAAAAUg/PDDhyK3RDIM/w672-h504-no/ACRucrazy+-+LCA+Bolt+Template+-+6+edit.jpg

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