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Old 08-16-2004, 07:57 AM
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I don't know if this is exactly the right forum but I couldn't find one that was quite right.

I've got a 67 Camaro that when I put it on the jack to change a tire, the frame (sub frame under the driver or passenger door) bends a bit each time I put the weight of the car on it. This tells me that i need to replace the subframe, quite possibly in it's entirety. Does anyone know where I can go to look for new or used sub frame assemblies in good condition. I think they call them rolling chassis but I can't recall off the top of my head.

The rest of the car is solid. The guy who had it before me stored it under a car port with a car cover so the underside is practically gone and needs to be completely rebuilt. I don't know anything about body work so any help will be appreciated.

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Old 08-16-2004, 08:37 AM
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I don't know of any companies right off that sell the subframe but a well run junkyard will have some in good condition most likely.



P.S. put up some pics of the car.
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:53 AM
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As requested, some pics of my car.



Here's looking at you kid...


One of my better pictures

Decent...

The last one, the sun was funny that day, or the film got a little hot and didn't develope quite right. I've got another picture of it but I'll have to go to work and get it from my shelf there. Enjoy!

P.S. How do you post pictures IN the test box here without linking them? /shrug


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Forgot one.

Just got her...

This is one about a year after I bought her. Went to basic and came home to get her before heading off to my first assignment. Little did I know that driving a car such as this for 2500 miles was not a good idea! LOL!

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Old 08-16-2004, 08:10 PM
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If you can post some photos of the damaged areas, it may help figuring out what is needed to fix th problem.
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:33 PM
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Sadly, I don't have any pictures nor do I have any way or getting some.

As I said earlier, the car is mosly in good shape, except for the underbody which is being consumed by a rust monster. I know that everything from the Firewall to the tail lights on the underbody has to go. Floor pans, floor pan extentions, shock tower mounts, trunk pan, rear frame rails, everything (rear shock tower already rusted through on me once, had a friend do some minor repair to keep the thing drivable).

I can buy all those parts new though from various vendors. The only problem I'm having, is with the front frame. It's strait, that's not the problem. From what I see every time I jack it up, is that the metal is so old and rusty where I can't see it, that it's just getting weak, and is maleable now. That tells me that there might be more wrong than just the part that goes under the passenger compartment. So I started looking around to find some place that sells new/used/rebuild sub-frames in their entirety, figuring going with a whole new set up than trying to repair the old was the best bet.
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There has to be a company out there that repos sub frames for camaros. They make every thing else for those cars. Did you try Yearone? Maybe look in Hemmings for camaro parts supply places, call one of them. If they don't carry them, they might know someone that does. Good luck on your search.
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