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20bmw
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Total posts: 74
posted January 12, 2003 10:33 PM  
I have a 86 cutlass and the rear frame horns are rusted out in spots.
All of the rust is behind the spring towers.

Can anyone help me on how to streight frame the rear ??

Are there any books that show how to, or does anyone have anything they could E-Mail me ??

Thank You, 20bmw

racer17j
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posted January 12, 2003 11:26 PM  
Do it just like racer17j says. I emailed you some pics of my 2003 Terminator rear frame that is rebuilt with square tube.

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20bmw
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posted January 14, 2003 11:21 PM  
Thank You for the info..

This my first car and i`m in the dark on alot of the building a car how too`s.

Thanks for the pics istock59

20bmw

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Gordon3E
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posted January 15, 2003 03:36 AM  
hey 20bmw,, i have a buick that the rear horns were rusted out,and i got a peice of 3inch angle iron and welded it to the frame,and to the steel part of my bumper.Ridged as **** .That was cheap,cause i picked the piece of angle up at my job site.Only has to be 2 0r 3 foot long.Hope that helps...

racer17j
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posted January 15, 2003 11:31 PM  
Got any ideas if the rules dont allow this kinda fix?Ours dont allow any sqaure tubeing.

racer17j
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posted January 16, 2003 07:59 PM  
Yes, at the tracks i will be running they will let you tube the rear but it has to be behind the rear springs.

They say it is a safety thing and they don`t want fuel cells mounted in rusted out frames.

they had to many close calls that could of turned out real bad..

20bmw
www.kampmotorspeedway.com

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Big Dawg
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Total posts: 36
posted February 02, 2003 01:24 PM  
Definately,go with the 2x3 tubing,out the sides and across the back.This will make it very strong.

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