Jumat, 01 Juni 2012

[Sidekicks and Trackers ] Re: Front Cross Member Rust out


I had a Chevy van that I used to drive in the surf that had this problem. It's easy enough to repair using 2" x 1/8" angle iron and a stick welder. It makes a neater job if you cut out the rusty bits, but not totally necessary. If the whole buggy was submerged, you'll likely have the same problem with the rear cross-member.

You can also replace the entire frame with a clean unit from the wreckers. It's usually the last piece to sell, and they're not hard to find. There's 20 or 30 frames listed on car-part.com from $250 to $650.

--- In sidekicksandtrackers@yahoogroups.com, "bufbooth" <bufbooth@...> wrote:
> found that the raditor support was rusted out at the bottom and found that the front cross member was rusted though in three places, one was right in the middle (between the two wish bone suspenssion connections) and rusted through where the cross member is welded to the frame, both ends.
> I need to find a replacement pipe, remove what is left of the old cross member pipe, and weld the new pipe on (two both parts of the frame and to the two wish bone suspension brackets).
> Has anyone done this before, it looks pretty straight forward, just asking to see if anyone ran into any problems doing this.
> Thank you,
> Dennis...

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