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crazyimca511
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted August 31, 2005 07:20 PM  
Can someone please tell me where the factory seam is on the rear frame of a metric frame. My car is rusted out in the rear part of the frame and I have to stay 1" behind the factory seam if I want to replace the frame with 2x3. Is it just hidden behind the rear of the wheel? I think I can see it on the outside edge of the frame on the drivers side but I cant see it on the passenger side so I'm not sure if I'm looking at the right part.

wermm
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted August 31, 2005 09:28 PM  
The frame on my car was replaced from right above the axle tube and nobody has said anything about it. I don't understand the whole 1" behind the factory seam thing. Every time I asked someone about it they just said "I don't know". Is there some sort of performance advantage in replacing a rusted frame?

crazyimca511
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted September 01, 2005 05:55 AM  
When I talked to someone at IMCA they said it was to keep people from replacing to far up the rear of the frame and then having the bumper height to high. They said that they are aware of the high rust problems and they might change the wording of it. Maybe they need a few more people letting them know that to have a safe rear frame some people need to go past the seam. As long as the bumper was the same height I dont know why it would matter.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 01, 2005 07:04 PM  
is that that welded or bublegum on the frame

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 03, 2005 10:10 PM  
I by passed all the rear frame railes this year. i was sick of fighting with weak rusted rear frame. We made the rear hoop follow just above the frame rails, but INSIDE the car and then mounted the rear bumper to that. it held up really good, and took a few really hard hits and never really got bent up.

The final point of the cage to touch the frame is right behind the driver seat. It flexes a bit, but it works REALLY good.

Our rules do not allow us to replace the frame rails like racer17 did, so I just eliminated the problem by not even using it.

[This message has been edited by M1 (edited September 03, 2005).]

dirttracker98
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted September 04, 2005 07:33 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by joetaylor:
is that that welded or bublegum on the frame
it looked more like spmeones nose was running on it,or a big ole hockker was spit on it!!


sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted September 04, 2005 08:15 AM  
Try and help a guy out and get hammered for welding merly for a display.Aint that sumpthin'lol

redneck racing
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Total posts: 860
posted September 04, 2005 10:05 AM  
Joe Taylor, Whats up, long time no talky to. Eddie

    

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