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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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I found a subframe from a 67 camaro. It's in good shape except for the rear mounting holes are gone and right in front of the rear mounting holes have several holes where rust has taken over. I could cut out the holes and weld a plate in and also weld a plate for the rear mounts. The guy wants $100 for the subframe and I have to take it from the car. What do you guys think?



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 07:24 AM
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yea I think it would be worth getting ,
any 67 subframe or 68 69 camaro and up to 74 nova I think , well any one with the linkage behind the wheel's , and in the condition that you describe would be a good investment , they make a patch kit to repair the area's you speak of , I saw it in rick's so that is probably common , I say grab it before someone else doe's ,

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 08:04 AM
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IMO its only a deal if you need one or know someone that does. The rust in those areas is real common and easy to fix if you can weld.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 09:20 AM
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i personally wouldn't bother- those things are all over the place in salvage yards under the millions upon millions of Camaros, Firebirds, Novas, Venturas, Apollos, and Omega's that have long since been retired from the road. for that price, you can get one that is in pretty decent shape and doesn't need any patchwork done on it.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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I've called 10 salvage yards in NC and one guy had a 69 in his junk yard and I went and looked at it. Car was from NY and rusted way too bad to get any parts at all from it. I'm going to get the 67 frame. I can buy the patch kit from Ricks and weld it in.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 10:10 AM
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I agree with novaderrik, there are literally thousands of cars you can get donor subframes from. Go to any junkyard and ask for a *Nova* subframe (1968-1974). They hear you say *Camaro* and the price goes up as well as the scarcity.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 12:57 PM
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You should be able to call wrecking yards out west and get something nice and have it shipped back. Look in Hemmings, there are usually people selling Dry west coast stuff. Forward Air is really reasonable on shipping.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 02, 05:40 PM
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around here a pre 1980 car in a salvage yard is rare , they crush all built up inventory every few year's , I guess different state's and yard's do thing's differently , If I went to a salvage yard here and asked for a 67 to 74 frame (OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER)
I would be laughed off the property ,

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 07:48 AM
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try www.valueparts.com they have a locator that you can find parts within 0 miles to nationally.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 02, 09:09 AM
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I think $100 is a little high. I've seen perfect ones for $175 but of course, timing is everything. I paid $200 for an excelleant one with the control arms, etc still on it. If you buy this one, don't bother spending the money on the pre-made repair kits. You can go to a salvage or recylcing place and get 1/8" steel plate for a few dollars that would repair many subframes. Cut a square out, drill a 1 1/2" hole and weld.

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