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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 11:50 AM
Kebab King
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hey all,

my clutch has weaked my firewall, and the cable is pulling straight through it (ie it is basically tearing the firewall apart)

how much to fix?!?!?!? i guess the dash would have to come out to do a proper job (ie weld plates on both sides)
i spose i could do a dodgy job on just the outside.....

anyway, any thoughts ppl, and how much do reckon it would cost?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-02, 01:57 PM
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Dash out if weld both sides.

Need to protect carpets from heat etc if welding on engine side. Mig welder a lot cooler than oxy or arc.

Can repair from engine side by cutting a plate from 4mm or thicker gal steel that is a few inches wider than hole all around and just screwing to firewall with four self tappers, as the clutch action pulls onto the firewall and no need for weld.

Get a clutch cable spigot from XE or earlier and screw into new plate, as the base on it spreads the immediate load more and it will fail before the plate. $1 from pick a part or $30 upwards new from Ford.
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-02, 11:08 AM
Kebab King
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Hey, i just got a mate to weld a 6mm plate over the hole and drill hole for clutch seems oknow...but not sure how long it will last!

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