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Chassis Brace Removal (!!!)
January 9, 2017
10:31 pm
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Ron86
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Don't panic...I have'nt done it.

I wanted to ask if anyone knows if its possible to relocate/crank the diagonal chassis brace in the footwell (which supports the steering column). The brace hits the outside of the chassis right where my knee sits and it means the car is currently impossible to drive (safely).

I have the seat as far back as it will go (standard TRS seats) and I have plenty of room. It s just that brace. I understand that it was put there for side impact protection but I really want to know if there is anything I can do about it.

I am tempted to try the GRP seats hoping that being thinner will help. However, I don't want to waste money if it won't make a difference.

Thanks in advance.

January 10, 2017
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I think you have the standard floor, the lowered would, I think, give you the clearance you need.

certainly the bucket seats will improve things, as would removing the seat runners and mounting directly to the floor.

In your last topic about this I also suggested tilting the seat, back, sound odd but can work.

What I am not so sure about is removing that brace.

Yes it is a side impact protection, but it is also the main support for the steering bracket, and an integral part of the chassis.

I personally do not know of any that have been removed, and would STRONGLY advise talking to Richard before taking such a gamble.

January 10, 2017
11:28 pm
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Ron86
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Simon said
In your last topic about this I also suggested tilting the seat, back, sound odd but can work..  

Simon, I'm a little embarrassed...and concerned. I'd completely forgotten I had already posted about this. Know any good doctors!?

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