Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oops! Emergency Brake Brackets.

So I was about to cut the tip off of a fresh tube of seam sealer to begin the long-awaited task of sealing up the bottom of the car when I spotted three little brackets laying under the jumble of stuff on my w0rk bench. It was a forehead slapping moment when I'd discovered that I had forgotten to weld the emergency brake brackets to the floor!

Notice anything missing? Emergency brake brackets!

Great... now, where do they go? After about an hour thumbing through the weld and sealant manual, reference pictures I had taken last year, and measuring the old tunnel section I still had laying out in the back yard, I came up with these locations for the brackets.

I marked and drilled appropriate plug weld holes in the floor, held the brackets in place with big welding magnets and plug welded the brackets into place.

Here's what supposed to go on the bottom of the floor (not the magnets, I'm just keeping them there).

More research and digging through more old reference pics and I found the appropriate location for the front emergency brake bracket. Hey, I didn't pick those plug weld hole locations. That's where the I drilled out the original spot welds so I'm just reusing them.

And completion. After some cleanup, I can start seam sealing.


  1. I don't know who you are..but man you do incredible work keep it up!

    1. I don't know who you are either but THANKS!! :-)

  2. You have an amazing source of information. I'm having trouble to find a place where to buy the front emergency brake bracket (the one in the last picture). Do you have any idea where I can get one?