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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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To swap frame or not

Rebuilt the front rust was just rust surface nothing bad in the front. Got to the rear the rust is pretty bad and some rusted thru. Was wondering if I should just swap the frame or sand down encapsulate the rust and try to save this frame.
New frame I’m lookin at 900 for the frame 700 to get it sandblasted and powder coated +around 2000 to get it wrapped?

Just lookin at what you guys think. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Oh here’s the pics of the rust
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This is a real mixed bag answer but here goes.....


1. I didn't see anything from surface rust but I'm on a small screen so maybe I missed it.

2. Mildly concerning but I wouldn't blink an eye at cutting that out and welding in a patch using weld-thru primer, then rust encapsulator when done.

3. If I'm seeing it right, there's rust-through on an area that you can't get a welder tip to so that's a bit concerning.
if it's only a small amount, like a finger or two and you're not running 600HP, I probably wouldn't worry about it.
More than a finger or two and I might consider cutting open an access hole from above, then cutting out the rusty part of the frame and welding in a patch like in Pic #2. I mean, access plates/holes are done all the time and then put back in place and covered up with undercoating or carpet/seats, interior, etc. No one see's it, no big deal.

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This is a real mixed bag answer but here goes.....


1. I didn't see anything from surface rust but I'm on a small screen so maybe I missed it.

2. Mildly concerning but I wouldn't blink an eye at cutting that out and welding in a patch using weld-thru primer, then rust encapsulator when done.

3. If I'm seeing it right, there's rust-through on an area that you can't get a welder tip to so that's a bit concerning.
if it's only a small amount, like a finger or two and you're not running 600HP, I probably wouldn't worry about it.
More than a finger or two and I might consider cutting open an access hole from above, then cutting out the rusty part of the frame and welding in a patch like in Pic #2. I mean, access plates/holes are done all the time and then put back in place and covered up with undercoating or carpet/seats, interior, etc. No one see's it, no big deal.
Yeh there’s rust
Holes I’ve decided to cut and clean everything then weld plates and fix the cancer and then use rust encapsulate what’s the gauge of steel I should be using for the frame?
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