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Old 07-30-06, 01:21PM   #1
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Default Frame repair??

There is a section of my frame that has rusted away, the structure is there but the bottom edge is missing, right under the front of the drivers door. I dont want to replace the frame since its good everywhere else, can this be fixed right?
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Old 07-30-06, 01:32PM   #2
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I'd cut out the rust going back to good metal and get some 1/4 steel and weld it in.
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Agreement with Chuck. Anything can be fixed, just a matter of what tools you have to work with - or how much you want to pay someone else to do it.
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Old 07-30-06, 09:03PM   #4
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Even if you dont have a welder check your area for a small weld shop.
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I made some frame railes pimp. too bad your 2000 miles away. I could fix it for ya. I have a bunch of thick gauge metal left

That sucks, thats why you need to move to chicago, i could have my car done by now lol BTW, i pulled the headlight buckets off yesterday and will send them this week
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Old 08-04-06, 12:39PM   #6
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i don't see any structural integrity lost by cutting out the rust and welding in heavy gauge steel, i have seen 1970 gtos rust out around the rear wheel well housing area,of the frame, i am not sure why people think this might be bad to fix the frame by welding in heavy steel,it can be ground smooth, and not be noticeable.
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Old 08-08-06, 12:26PM   #7
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easy fix! I have friends that build hydraulics hopper cars out of full size and A and G body cars all the time, They cut, weld, laminate plates, and do all sorts of crazy stuff to those frames and they hold up like tanks to 50" and up to 70" pile drives into the pavement stationary and rolling....Its nuts. But after seeing that stuff I am very confident that the frame repair is as good or most likely better than original. 1/4" material is overkill, the Hydro guys use that quite a bit, I would think 3/16" would be easier to work with and closer to stock gauge. You wouldn't believe how much difference a 1/16" makes when cutting and bending/welding.
I just witnessed a 79' Monte Carlo frame get transformed with about 1000 pounds of extra plate steel and all the holes welded up solid and everything ground and smoothed just like a giant custom motorcycle chassis on one of those tv shows...The engineering is impressive. I would let a a competant lowrider shop fix it in a heartbeat.
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