It sounded like the guy was perhaps thinking of doing something himself
if he could come up with an idea here. I can't offer one without seeing
it. It sounds dangerous to play with. There are many in this group that
would feel comfortable welding something of this nature. Personally,
I've never been a fan of welding. I prefer to fabricate parts and bold
pieces together. I have access to plates, chanels, beams and such to
work with. Some of the results are downright ugly and could never be
offered commercially. If the poster can come up with something on his
own, more power to him. I had a great running car one time that had
similar problems and was beyond hope. Rather than pass a safety hazard
on to someone, I made sure that automobile was crushed. I got my
money's worth out of it and it sounds like this OP could be in the same
Agreed. Corrosion to this degree is a lost cause. I can't tell if it's a
cradle from the pictures, but if it is, it can be replaced - if you can find
one in decent shape. Still - probably costs more than the car is worth.
The problem with this stuff is that once you start yanking things apart you
just find more and more and more and more of less and less and less.
Thanks for the replies, this is what I was looking for anyone with similar
experience and if they had it fixed or junked. Local Bodyshop I have a
history with (Bad habit of hitting deer with vehicles) that does frame
repair is going to look at it on Monday and give me an idea of the cost. It
is not something I trust my welding ability to, if the cost to repair is
reasonable based on many factors, I will get it done if not I will strip it
down and part it out before sending to the wreckers. We have lots of these
running around in this area and some people may want/need the good parts off
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