We're not on here to beat people up, just to provide them with the proper guidance. Sometimes its not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear.I understand. I'll either forget about taking the lolly column out or call an engineer. Contractors that have done some of this work in the past have told me to put up 2 plates on each side but I know how that goes. You have a car noise and everybody has an answer to what it is, without asking the qualifying questions. Again, I appreciate and welcome all input. Thank you.
Good luck! :thumbsup: