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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Front subframe repair?

Both of my front subframe aft attachment points are rotted and wallowed out. Will a subframe connector kit cover the affected area, or is there another fix other than replacing the subframe, or welding in a patch peice?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 12:47 PM
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Not that I am aware of. See the related post in Camaro tech.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 01:33 PM
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Re: Front subframe repair?

Boy, if it's rusted away there, then I'd imagine it's rusted at the middle and front mounts also. Yes it can be repaired, but it might be simpler to scrap it and get a good used one. They made millions of them.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 03:43 PM
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Re: Front subframe repair?

Thats a common problem area. The rubber bushing holds water inbetween it and the frame and causes the rot. More of them are rotted there then not. They sell a kit to repair this but it might not cover all the area that you need. I would use 1/16" plate and fab up the area and use the correct sized holesaw to make the hole for the body mount.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Front subframe repair?

Thanks for the posts, a yes the other areas have rot too. $1600 not including shipping for a new subframe eats into my engine rebuild and over drive tranny dreams thou. I have not found any repair kits, and I'm concerned that fab'in up a repair may cause hole misalignment, and that may cause other issues down the road.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 06:41 PM
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Re: Front subframe repair?

There a couple subs for sale on ebay right now. $750 and $450. Another couple hundred and you could have them powdercoated at a nearby shop.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 07:00 PM
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Re: Front subframe repair?

You can have a good welder patch that but like other's have said, being that bad I would worry about the rest of the frame's strength. If that's a TX car it must have been from near the coast.

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