I dont thing I've ever been so ****ed off while working on one of my cars before, as I was today !!!
I was under the car, which the jack can lift up to a point, on my knees with a bunch of cutting tools and some protection gloves and glasses, trying to cut that piece under the car to make clearance for the rear drive axle !!!
The metal just wouldnt give in !!!
I even tried to find the spot welds and drill them out ! Even scraped off the underseal at that area !!!
Cutting disks kept braking - broke a total of 5
2 hours later I decided to become a butcher and cut it off from inside the car ( to be modified and re-welded later of course ).
Unfortunately I didnt have my camera with me to show you what I chopped off, but one thing is for sure... I could NEVER had done it from under the car !!!
There are 5 layers of metal sheet spot welded to each other at that point
No wonder the floor of the car gave in after I removed that part !!!
I'll have some more done in a couple of days and post some pictures as well . At least now I have the clearance and I'm also able to fabricate some brackets