I went with the GForce crossmember. It's a bit pricey but I would bet there's none stronger. RCG-700I have located a 700R4 and have started looking for a cross member. I've found one a jegs that says:
Why would that not fit the El Camino?
- 1978-88 Malibu/Regal/Cutlass/Monte Carlo/Grand Prix/GN
- Does not fit Cutlass Supreme or El Camino Models
these are extremely easy to remove also! 1 big nut/bolt each side, the end of each side has a rubber isolator (keep it!).I used a dual hump crossmember from 84-96 crown vics and also lincolns of the same period only cost $18
here is the thread on it
I was looking for a Dual hump tranny crossmember for my 700r4 swap on my 84. Don't have the $250 for a new one. Saw some info from Keyser Sose on the 84-96 Crown Vic/Lincoln dual hump crossmember that will work with just a little modification. Went to the local upullit & got one for $10 plus $8...www.elcaminocentral.com
My G-Force came with instructions and a note about body mounts being worn out, and can cause clearance problems, luckily mine had no problems but the right (passenger) side is close, and I can see where there could be a problem if the mounts were worn out.the only reason i'v heard the Jegs x-member did not fit
is with very worn-out body bushings, or thinner than normal bushings..
they let the body and floor-pans hang down lower than normal,,
this required denting the floor-pans for clearance.. but I think it still worked..
and the other short answer is Yes..I didn't really get an answer or info from anyone on my question,
"Do I need to go to another Cross Member when changing to the 700R4 from the TH350???