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Quick question about rot on engine frame rails
« on: November 16, 2008, 10:03:00 PM »
Hi I'm 18 and I've recently been restoring a 1993 Notch and when I pulled the motor I noticed that the engine frame rails tend to rot away right above the k-member. I was wondering if someone has had this problem and if you have please tell me how i can somewhat correct it to make it look better than it does. Thanks and any other tips that you have for me please include. Thanks


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Re: Quick question about rot on engine frame rails
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 10:59:42 PM »
My suggestion is that you jack up the  engine a little bit and take the engine mounts off.  Wire brush or wire wheel the rusted area, then wipe it with a rust encapsulator like POR 15.  Let that dry, then hit it with a semi-gloss black paint.  Put the motor mounts back on and waaaalllaahh.  Problem solved. 


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Re: Quick question about rot on engine frame rails
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 01:31:26 PM »
This was the outer rail in my 85 GT.

After I sold it because I didn't think it could be fixed and keep the structural integrity, I found out it could be fixed.
You can do what Soaring suggested, you can also cut it out and replace it with a piece steel to help strengthen it.  I've seen a few people do that and it works really well.



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