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Old 10-21-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Can a rotted out piece of frame be fixed?

Looking at a car on ebay that where the trans cross member is bolted to on the frame rotted out and the CM on the DS is detached from the frame. I'm not too computer savvy so I can't link to the pic. If anybody has time take a look its a Black 1991 Z28. Thanks
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Re: Can a rotted out piece of frame be fixed?

is that the only rot? usually where there is some, there is much more. I personally avoid cars with rot.

that part, or any of the front subframe, is not available in the aftermarket, so the only replacement would be from a doner car in a junk yard, or to have something made from scratch. It would be quite a bit of work to do right.

If its just a small amount of rot just around the bolt holes, the bottom of the subframe can be cut off, and a new piece fabricated and welded back in.

so anything is fixable, it just takes money. a lot more if you have to pay sombody to do the work for you.

if the price is right, cant really tell without pics and more details, its up to you wether to pick it up.
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Re: Can a rotted out piece of frame be fixed?

i found the car on ebay, i would DEFIANTLY look at the car first, or get some more pics of the floor, before putting in a bid. that floor looks really bad.

1400, if it sells for that, is not bad, but if the floor is totally shot (money says it is), you would be parting out the car to get your money out of it, not fixing it.
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Thanks 86, I was thinking too good to be true. I'm from LI so I may take a ride to look at it.
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Thanks 86, I was thinking too good to be true. I'm from LI so I may take a ride to look at it.
im figuring that since that part of the subframe just fell off, the rest must be pretty bad. Could be wrong, but i doubt it.
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Re: Can a rotted out piece of frame be fixed?

don't walk away , run . if it has that rot there , there will much more . in places that you can not even know . good luck .
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Re: Can a rotted out piece of frame be fixed?

Having been down this path with older cars... I wouldnt even think about it. Its a 91 Z28. There are plenty of other 91 Z28's without rust issues out there. If it was a TTA, a Firehawk, one of those unicorn 86 Iroc's with a 350 (and a stick), a 1LE... then MAYBE I would say ok, think about it. That car? No way. Not worth what it would cost to fix. And I havent even seen it, dont need to. If there is rotted frame, there is a LOT more damage you cant see.
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