It got so bad I could feel firewall flexing through the gas pedal, along with a loud popping noise.
Pull the dash so theres no fire hazard when welding. I also installed SCP Lower Engine Cradle Brace. A FSTB would help too.
That is a ton worse than the two I saw like that at the JY. Neither one looked like hard impacts so I don't think it was caused by what put then in the scrap heap, but the crack wasn't near that long and it didn't separate and one side sag down like yours.
Looks like you've got another one just below your windshield wiper motor?
The first thing to do is drill a hole at the end each crack. A 3/16" should do nicely. This will redistribute stress and prevent the crack from spreading any farther. I recommend stripping the paint first to get a good look at it. The metal will crack before the paint will, so be sure you drill in the right spot.
Just make sure before you drill that you're not drilling into something vital. If you plan to be nice to your car Just calk the holes and call it a day. If you plan on beating on it. Weld in a fish plate, then see what you can do to stiffen up the chassis a bit.
Be careful welding you don't want a fire to start on the other side. Do small spots and allow it to cool. I have seen these cracks quite a few times. I thought it was only the early models however. My 91 was terrible.
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