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Old 09-05-2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default THE FIX. Saving a Canadian car... (update pg2)

well most of you know about this..
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...&highlight=fun

well the FIX has started. it started with pulling the subframe to get clear access to everything

Bracing the motor
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supporting the frame to be remove
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Veiw of the full damage... there was a surprise awaiting me on the other side..

Other side was cracking too
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My buddy tony doing the welding
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welded the crack closed
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then replaced the factory plating
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All clean and ready for final work
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the other side...
I cut out all the thin rusted metal
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opened up an access hole in the wheel well to re attach the subframe later (bolt doesnt hold itself in place anymore)
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then I made templets to trace out onto the 1/4" plate steel thats coming for this repair
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This is how far I am now, im waiting on the steel now, hopfully it will be fixed within the next two days
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Good to see Pete
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lots of work....but looks like its coming along

Peter....WTH do you have a FRAM filter on???
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Peter....WTH do you have a FRAM filter on???

Because I had 4 before I knew they where not the best. I'll use them up, then go K&N
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Man, cars rust up there worse than michigan

That really sucks considering you put all the effort in the paint job...oh well. the fix looks good so far.
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Pete, the repairs are looking good, and VERY "easy" for the shop to do. I'm fully confident that mine can be fixed very easily now.

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Wow, thats excellent.

you gonna coat it inside and out with rust preventative? seems like the perfect opportunity.
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That really is a great welding job. If you rustproof, what are you going to use?
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Looks like a good amount of work Pete. You didn't mention pulling the trans to get better access to the area. At least it looks like you pulled it.
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