Cutting the subframe

So the subframe and oil pan want to live in the same spot. So what do we do….cut the oil pan? Move the subframe? Or a little of both? The plan is to go with modified subframe and cut oil pan.

First step is to build a jig to hold the subframe so once it’s cut up it will still be in the same spot.
Made with 2.5″ angle (might be a little over kill but I don’t want anything to move)
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Locating the steering rack. The rack MIGHT get moved forward slightly to allow for less cutting of the oil pan. That is why there are two locations. One about 3/4″ forward.
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Just random jig pics
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Time to cut the subframe apart.
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Back in the jig…
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Next step is to bolt the subframe to the car and see where things start lining up. Also need to find some fittings for the steering rack as I want to move some of the lines to the front to give more room.

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