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Old 03-21-2004, 11:35 AM
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Rusted '39 Ford frame

Hello all, newbie here. I have a 1939 Ford Deluxe Tudor I recently acquired, and the frame is rusted through in a couple spots. The body mount on the LH side is rusted through on the top, which isn't bad, I can fix that. However, on the RH side, where the side rail curves up to go over the axle, and where the X-member meets the side rail (to form the double wall frame) it's rusted through at the bottom and about an inch up the outer wall of the side rail. The X-member where it joins back into the side rail is rusted through as well.

Has anyone had any experience in fixing this? I cannot afford an aftermarket frame, nor $500 or $1000 on an original frame. I thought about replacing the whole side rail, but I can imagine that to be cost prohibitive as well. I can post a pic or two if need be, but I need some advice on whether to fix it or look for a cheap, original frame.

Thanks for the help!!
Pat
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