View Full Version : stripping,welding..

09-08-2006, 08:57 AM
i'm in the process of removing all of the tar from my car, and stitch welding the chassi, i have the s13 coupe.. i was wondering if anyone ever takes the extra metal out behind the back seat, that holds the upper part of the back seat in place... i worked at a body shop so i know i can remove it easily... i'm talking about the whole thing tho... where it holds the speakers and everything.. all the way to the wheel wells.

09-09-2006, 08:35 AM
anyone? ...?

09-09-2006, 08:48 AM
why remove structural support?:duh:

09-09-2006, 09:12 AM
Ive seen it removed and they put a bar across were it went, about the same weight, but if you are going to have a crazy cage, id say cut it out. I cut it out on my M

09-09-2006, 09:36 AM
it does add some structural rigidity, however it you plan to cage the vehicle, i'd say go ahead and chop em

09-10-2006, 10:05 AM
yea, i was going to add a rear strut, and the MR bar that goes across where the top of your seatbelts hang. plus i plan on stitch welding.

09-10-2006, 10:10 AM
just doing those things won't make up for the lack of structure. Full cage or don't remove it (unless you want a jellomobile)

09-10-2006, 04:10 PM
there is a thread about stitch welding on here, search it up

09-12-2006, 02:06 AM
i would leave it as is

09-12-2006, 07:41 PM
leave it and build a sicktype rear firewall with stainless sheet or aluminum.

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