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Old 07-19-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Angry 05 Convertible frame problems

Have just found out that there was a problem with the design in the frame for the 05 Convertibles, that cause them to buckle. Any one else having a problem?
Only way to fix is supposedly replacing complete frame for $2500.00
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i have an 05 convertible havent heard anything about this an i dont want to either!
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:14 AM   #3
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i think its bs about replacing the frame, they have a few companies making killer subframe connectors for those cars, i think granatelli is one of them, look into adding them if you are worried about it.i havent heard anything about this either, are you sure they didnt mean in a collision?
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Re: 05 Convertible frame problems

can you be more clear on the issue and what is supposed to cause it
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Re: 05 Convertible frame problems

Not sure what caused it, but there is a TSB out on it The Side Rail LInkage is broken on the drivers side, when I took it to Ford, their only solution is a complete frame replacement at about $2500.00 I have found a private owned shop that says the part can be welded, and will be having him do the repair in the next few weeks. The TSB number is 07-17-8 My understanding from several shops that I have checked with, Ford knew about the problem, but will not stand behind it and do a recall. Hope this helps
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Thank you will check into that. I have a shop that says welding will correct the problem, but it means taking everything apart and being without the car for about 2 weeks. That is what is killing me the most.
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benjy has a set of the baddest subframes ive ever seen hanging on our shop wall, ill see if i can find you a link to a set, they will prevent it from happening again though.
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the ones on our wall are granatelli, heres a linky

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once welded in, you should definitly not see that problem again
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benjy has a set of the baddest subframes ive ever seen hanging on our shop wall, ill see if i can find you a link to a set, they will prevent it from happening again though.
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