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Old 05-10-2007, 12:06 PM
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rusted frame repair

Kinda a hard question, but my '29 dodge is pretty rusty.

There are some spots where the frame is heavily pitted where something, like a body part, sat on it collecting water. Not holes, but maybe 1/2 the thickness of the metal.

Some of it is light and I'll probably just fill it to make it look good.

but the bad parts, is it the best repair to cut out the rusted stuff and weld in new material?

or is there a magic easy way ....

Now that I write it down, I think I already know the answer.


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Old 05-10-2007, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 427v8
or is there a magic easy way ....

Now that I write it down, I think I already know the answer.

You do know the answer don't you. Why risk all of your hard work. If you don't do it correctly know it may crack in the future leading in the worst case scenario to an accident or at least removing your body and redoing the frame. Welding in some new pieces now will only take a few hours and you will not have to think about it again.

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Rusted metal is missing metal and there is only one way to fix it, weld new metal back in.
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