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Old 05-31-2002, 11:15 AM
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I've got a 1959 Ford Popular (i live in England, i think you call them anglias in the US). It has got a boxed chassis which looks pretty sound. The only problem is that the inner rails are not symmetrical. The outside rails are good, but the inner chassis rail on the drivers side connects at a right anlge to the outside rail. This was done to accomodate the pedal box, but it was done badly and there are large gaps in the welds. On the passeneger side the inner rail connects at about 45 degrees. This side looks good with solid welds. I am correct in thinking that the chassis should be made symmetrical, or at a minimum make the welds good before the car is put back on the road.?

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just my 2 cents.repair the welds and add another brace to match the other side as much as possible.if you look at the new frames offered,they all look close,side to side. good luck with your ride.
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