Subframe to tunnel plates
I'm in the process of changing the clutch on my 156 Selespeed. I took the route of dropping the subframe; in the process I sheared off 3 out of four studs on the plates that link the subframe to the tunnel where the exhaust and hand-brake cable run, item 12 in this diagram
My local dealer says the part is no longer available
, although they can still get the nuts!
Does anyone have any of these? If not it looks like I'm going to be getting the grinder and welder out and indulging in a bit of fabrication!
There were 2 studs further down the tunnel that also sheared off, but those studs were welded to brackets that are welded to the floor so I have another challenge/opportunity/problem (select word based on mood) there!
Am I the only person who's encountered this problem or am I just a bit too heavy handed with rusty nuts?