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« on: July 08, 2014, 05:35:07 PM »
So is rot under the battery area of the car common? So new to all this but it would be good to know =)

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Re: Rot
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 05:52:38 PM »
VERY COMMON. Somewhere around 50% that I've seen or owned.
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Re: Rot
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 06:01:33 PM »
Cool thanks for the reply. Any fixes that you know of?

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Re: Rot
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 06:29:10 PM »
depends on how bad it looks.pm pintopower he has custom battery hold downs and brackets along with some stock ones I think? hes name is alberto he is located in san jose . I will check it out when you come over to my house. chris
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Re: Rot
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 05:11:29 PM »
If still enough material left you can bolt down an aftermarket steel battery tray, I even altered mine to narrow it a bit to give header some room to not melt things.

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Re: Rot
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 10:36:37 PM »
Cool thanks AMC

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Re: Rot
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 07:18:47 AM »
Just remember, that inter fender panel is what helps hold the front end of a Pinto up.
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Re: Rot
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 11:58:09 AM »
Yipes. Probably need to patch it then hmmm

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Re: Rot
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 04:14:15 PM »
Depends on how much is compromised. Flat area easily patched, it's when you start losing bends, folds, angle and plane changes and corrugation that you really begin losing strength. Unibody strength comes from the way the material is reinforced by that, not the material itself. You can actually put holes in flat planes and not lose much doing it.