1. MOPAR MIKE

    MOPAR MIKE Well-Known Member

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    IN DIRE NEED OF A V8 K-FRAME TO FIT MY 1980 VOLARE STOCKER!
    FOUND NON-REPAIRABLE DAMAGE ON MINE.
    SEND PICS & PRICING TO 918-855-2064 OR mdevore@vankeppel.com.
    THE ONE IN THE CAR IS RUSTED OUT ON WHERE ITS MOUNTED TO THE FRAME.

    WHAT OTHER FMJ BODY K-FRAME WILL INTERCHANGE?
    I HAVE A LEAD ON A EARLY 80'S V8 DIPLOMAT.
    WILL IT WORK?
     
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  2. BudW

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    This should have been placed in the for sale/parts wanted section.

    I found a K-frame at a pull-a-part by me (I-40 and MacArthur in Oklahoma City)
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    Car just entered the yard a week ago. The VIN is "P" (8th digit) for 318 2-bbl.

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    And a 40% off sale this coming weekend

    The K from this '85 Fifth Ave should be 99.5% the same as yours - but not looked at car to know if any rust is present. I will say that M's do fair a lot better against rust than F's do.
    BudW
     
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  3. volare 77

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    I have one but it would probably be a fortune to ship. Where you located? I don`t know the extent of the rust on your frame but in all honesty a skilled welder should be able to make the rusted piece and fix it.
     
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  4. MOPAR MIKE

    MOPAR MIKE Well-Known Member

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    This is what I'm dealing with.
    The car's frame is in great shape.

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    MOPAR MIKE Well-Known Member

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    It can be welded, but getting the hole back in same spot can be a bit tricky.
     
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    pm sent
     
  8. MOPAR MIKE

    MOPAR MIKE Well-Known Member

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    Thanks To BudW for his help!
     
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    Easy fix.......
     
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    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    Getting a bit off topic on this. Monday night, I handed a spare K-frame to Mopar Mikes son, just before bad weather hit Oklahoma City.

    We chatted some, bench raced a bit and his son decided to head out sense it was lighting like a fireworks show, not far away.

    About 45 minutes after he left, one of my trees fell in the same exact location his sons Durango was parked at. I think they said we had sustained wind of over 80 MPH and gusts even faster, not counting the almost 3 inch of rain we got (in about two hours’ time).
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    The White Oak tree was 80” circumference (25.5” diameter) about a foot off the ground. About 25 foot away, the circumference was 54” (17” diameter) where it hit my pickup. My ’97 Dodge ¾ ton diesel pickup – the L/F fender is sitting about a foot lower than R/F fender is, due to weight of the tree.

    The trunk (white arrow) goes underneath the treetop (yellow arrow). Notice the angle of truck vs. the side of garage.
    I guess a good thing he took off when he did.
    BudW
     
  11. MOPAR MIKE

    MOPAR MIKE Well-Known Member

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    WOW! That's not fair.
    Helping out a fellow F-Body guy & this happens.
    We went through this earlier this year.
    Had 3 trees on my house & 2 down in the front yard.
    It's not fun, we have just rebounded from it.
    Not good when bad things happen to good people.
     
  12. MOPAR MIKE

    MOPAR MIKE Well-Known Member

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    Special shout out to BudW for the K-Frame.
    Car will be ready for the last 3 races in our schedule this season.

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  13. XfbodyX

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    Thats great and I didnt see that Bud had bad weather that crushed things, that blows. I also need a K frame bad, I welded over 20 cracks/rips, in the one ive got in a car that was raced from brand new to two years old.
     
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    Got a couple.:D
     
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    Your killen me, but you got good part. Im gonna have to do something.
     
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    Uh huh, yup.:cool:
     
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    X your going to have to have him put one on a pallet for ya and send it your way. Hell it's only money. :)
     
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    I know, its really bothered me for a couple years now but I drive some stuff so little. I will do it some point. I welded it all when I rebuilt the front end maybe 5 years ago and I think ive driven the car maybe 15 miles.
     
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    Mine is out of the car now and I will be sandblasting and welding as needed. I'm going with a front plate type of mount and get some of the load off the K frame.
     
  20. F body Deconstructor Jim

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    Got a couple of those too:eek::D