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Old 02-22-2004, 05:40 PM
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Chassis problems

weve got a '83 el camino with a rusted hole in the chassis. Its about the size of someone with average hands fist. the rest of the chassis was under coated some time ago. What would be the best wat to stop this from spreading and fix it also?
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Old 02-22-2004, 05:46 PM
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thats one big hole. whatre the odds your looking forward to doing some welding??
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Old 02-22-2004, 05:54 PM
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I'll do it if its necesarry.
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:12 PM
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i would say to get a (proffesional) answer since i am not a chassis guru if you were to post this in the body and chassis forum you would get some good answers.
sorry i couldnt be more help
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Badknuckles is right, you need a professional opinion. And however many more years you plan on keeping it will decide how much you're going to have to spend to get it fixed. Also if it was undercoated before you bought it that under coating could be hiding unsafe patchs to other frame rust holes.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:28 PM
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just toss a piece of pressboard over it and drive it till the wheels come off.


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Old 02-22-2004, 10:40 PM
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just toss a piece of pressboard over it and drive it till the wheels come off.


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YOu better also add some duct tape for safe measure.
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I take it the hole is in the rear section of the frame. Around or behind the rear axle. El Caminos and other GM intermediates of those years (78=87) are very prone to this problem. There are relacement frame sections availible for these cars. Its not a small job to replace them. You will have to deciede if the vehicle is worth it.
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