Car: '88 Mini Designer (all original trim) - Rust bucket but using for learning and to keep another that should be scrapped on the road.
I have just bought a heritage bulkhead cross member as it was cheaper (was on sale) than buying the repair ends / half's. Since I have bought the entire cross member I am trying to decide to replace the entire cross member or chop it up for the ends. The middle bit on mine isnt great so its probably sensible to replace the entire cross member, but is it easy enough to replace? Or should I stick to just the ends? I don't have a jig, but it looks like there are bolt holes which will aid in lining up too. I am also replacing both inner wings.
Am I right in thinking this is just spot welded to the bulkhead too, so plug weld would be ok for the replacement?
I'm just worried If i get it wrong it could cause the car to crab etc
Any advice or help is appreciated,