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 Post subject: Rear Frame Rotting
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:26 pm 
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So I found the rear frame around the shocks is all rusted out and about to push up through the trunk. Car still runs great and 40,000 on rebuilt trans. I hate to junk it. Had a strong gas smell and when we went to put it up on the lift couldn't get the arm under the rear of the car! 8-[ Lucky to have found that before it did push through. Anyone had any luck cutting out and welding another piece to support the wheel? Appreciate any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Frame Rotting
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:12 am 
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If you couldn't get the arm under the car because it's sitting too low, you have more going on besides rotted shock towers. Check coil springs and the area where the upper end of the spring sits at the frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Frame Rotting
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:22 am 
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I agree that you probably have more rot than you think if the shock towers are that bad.

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