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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
'66 coupe

Has any had the drill the rear hanger holes?

The holes are supposed to be right in front of the spring shackle on the rear frame member...

Even with a right angle drill it looks like its going to be a tough one. Has anyone added these holes? How much "fun" was it?
 

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I've heard of using a very stubby drill bit for this, but never tried it myself. What I did was make a pair of adapter brackets (one for each side) that makes a transition between the 2 tie down bracket holes already in the frame to a pair of studs that I attach the exhaust hanger bracket. Not exactly concours looking because the exhaust bracket is attached with nuts instead of bolts, but I think it works quite well. I can send you a drawing of the brackets if you are interested.
 

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I'd made a stubby bit today at work, and I'll give that a try tonight.

Worst case I'll try those piggyback brackets. That sounds like a pretty easy braket to make. Good idea!
 

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Very easy to make. Even I could make a pair (if I could weld :notamused: ).
 

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Well just an FYI

I was able to get the two holes on the pass. side and the lower hole on the drivers side with a 90* Dwalt driver and a 1/4" center drill.

I then used a 90* Makita with the 1/4" center drill to reach the top bolt on the drivers side. After the holes were drilled with the center drill I went back with a stubby uni bit to enlarge them to the size need for the bolts.

What a PITA! At least I have a factory dual install. :jump:
 
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