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-Minnesnowta winters, can the frame rails be replaced? Maybe to shot for caps
Yes, it's a major undertaking for replacement. Still not easy to cap them, but you don't need to screw with positioning them.
Honestly, if Minnesota winters ate them then the rest the car is suspect. If it doesn't have sentimental value or collector worth you would be better to get another car.
Hey Duke, there lies the decision, the body is good. Fenders, 1/4's, rockers are all good
Give Jim a call. That`s where I got my replacement front frame rails from. frame
You did a front frame rail r and r! Were ya in the same boat as I? (the rest of the car is good)
Ok, I got it, thanks 7T8
No I am not in the same boat as you. Front frame rails rotted out completely as well as both rear quarters, extensions, and outer section of both wheel wells. Have not done the swap yet as the wife decided we needed move again so now I am renovating another house. The parts are all sitting in a large crate in the garage waiting for me to have the spare time.
Wow, maybe the wife could take a welding class? You have quarters I assume? I hope it happens for you
There's is always more rust than you first see when you start digging.
If the rails are gone, when you pull the carpet it's usually not good.
Well, the floors were in good shape when I put new carpet in it, but that was 25 years ago. Can`t say as I have had the interior out of it since then.
Yes, I do have complete Arizona rear quarters, as well as the frame rails, supports, and the 26 inch rad support, all from Jim.
Did you need rear frame rail work? What "supports" are you referring to?
I was referring to the front frame rail support plates. Rear frame rails actually look pretty solid but then the car isn`t stripped down yet so I am expecting a few surprises.
I suggest you take a look at the FMJ parts here:
Mopar FJM Body Archives - autorust.com
They say they'll discontinue the Mopar parts after august 1., and if low turnover is the reason, I can guess that those prices have something to do with it...
Pretty much anything can be fixed if you have the time and money. Now would it make sense to fix is the million dollar question. Sometimes, depending on rarity it may be worth it to fix but many times it is better to find a less rusty car.