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Anyone replace rotted frame rails?

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#1 Kevnic



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:22 PM

I did a search a d it looks like there was a part number for these frame rails, although the post was from 2003.... So who knows. Was wondering if it was a major PITA. Some cars have slightly rotted rails and it's a shame.

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:45 PM

A lot of guys just cut out the rust, (if it isn't too bad) then plate them back in. I have parted out a few wrecked cars and have always drilled out the factory frame rails and sold them to other members. They are just spot welded in place and aren't too bad to remove, so replacing them should be a simple reverse procedure. Not a bad weekend job if you are handy with a welder.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:58 AM

I have a set of rails on the shelf currently

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Ihad a big rusted out spot 4 /5 inches I took 2 L shaped angle iron pieces 18 inches long welded them together like a u shape and capped rust area and welded worked fine got metal from farm and fleet welding shop in store .

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:58 PM

I have and it’s pretty easy for someone who’s fabricated things before. Be sure to use at least 14 gauge steel
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