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Author Topic:   guys am I in trouble or is it ok?
ssaamm
Member
posted October 03, 2003 03:18 PM
I raised my car up today for the first time and guess what I saw...Rust! lots of it. The frame rails in the back right after the hump for the rear suspension all the way back are TRASHED! The rails over the rear susp. and all the rest is fine, but the back is terrible. Put it this way, I put the car back on the ground and to see what would happen I jumped on the rear bumper....the dang thing fell to the ground.
Will this hurt me or can I just reshape the rails with metal and weld it to where it is good?
it is a 79 monte carlo.
Please tell me "yeah Sam, thats no problem, just reshape it and roll!"
Thanks guys.


BIGDADDYBOZ
Member
posted October 03, 2003 03:23 PM
You can restub the rear with square tubing and it will be ok.


racer17j
Member
posted October 03, 2003 04:30 PM
around here 75% of the metrics you find have the same trouble like big said take and cut the frame where the metal is still good and then you 2x3 rec tubing and make new horns we just come straight off then make new mounts for the bumper


wermm
Member
posted October 03, 2003 06:11 PM
that's how my car is done. 2x3 straight back,with fabricated mounts for the bumper. Since I am one of the slow guys at my track it has been tagged a few times and everything is still straight


ssaamm
Member
posted October 03, 2003 08:24 PM
thanks guys I'll do it just like that then...Thanks again.


BIGDADDYBOZ
Member
posted October 03, 2003 08:47 PM
One thing that you might check out is the rules for what Sanction you race. I know some say you can do it but has to be 1 inch behind the factory seam. I haven't seen anyone check for this but it is just a thought.


Raz_900
Member
posted October 08, 2003 10:35 AM
Make sure you extend the cage down bars all the way to the back of the rails and have a crossbar at the very end of the frame rails. I've seen quite a few cars where the cage down bars end about 18" in from the end of the frame and don't have crossbars. First hit and the rear end sways 6". An Added bonus is it adds some rear weight and safety at the same time.


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