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subframe repair
« on: August 24, 2015, 08:36:34 AM »
so after looking hard at my bobcat i notice the driver side subframe is  rusty below the seat area and not sure if a patch can fix it so i was wondering is a 76 mustang II front unibody subframe interchangeabl e with my 80 bobcat.

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Re: subframe repair
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 10:38:04 AM »
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Re: subframe repair
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 09:38:17 PM »
Here r a few pics

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Re: subframe repair
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 10:55:44 AM »
Best bet, if that's the only bad spot, have a weld shop clean it up and box it in.
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Re: subframe repair
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 12:42:56 PM »
thats what i was hoping for Pinto1600

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Re: subframe repair
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 10:00:51 AM »
Yup, what Pinto1600 said.. ;)

It's best to cut out all the rusty/damaged areas & replace them with matching sheet metal or sections from a 'donor-car'. Many good body shops and a few individuals with serious 'talent' in body work can fix that type of damage. But any way you might go, try to get rid of all the rust, inside & out.. even by spray-coating the metal surfaces with a rust-inhibiting paint. (Certainly coating all those surfaces inside & out of a vehicle is not easy, and also why most auto-makers now submerse their vehicle body's, parts, & frames in a rust-inhibiting coating as they now build them and especially before they're painted).

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