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.


Hopefully, this will help.

Picture of the actual template :


The location of the drill hole:


After opening up with a hole saw :



A view of the frame with the offending nut removed :


The hardware (new and used), removed :


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