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Old 06-24-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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I have a 1990 mustang GT that has been converted to a cobra. It was poorly treated by it's previous owners and is in bad condition. I've taken it to a shop and they told me that it isn't worth fixing the broken air compresser and a few other bugs I wanted to fix. They say that it's been in a wreck and the frame is bent and rusted and too dangerous and not fixable. I dont know much about cars, but I'd like to know if anyone knows a place where I can find a body frame or if it's even possible to replace mine. I love this car, it's my first and I want to keep it and restore it, but if this is a serious problem and isnt fixable, then I need to know. Thanks
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ANYTHING can be fixed. It just takes know how and money. I'd look at your local salvage yards and Craigslist for parts. What you are undertaking is a huge job... essentially a frame off restoration. You can get a lot of stuff fixed while you are doing it too.

Just realize that what the shop means by "not worth it" is strictly evaluating it on a cost basis. The repairs will cost more than the car is worth. In your mind, the car has sentimental value so, if you have the money and time, and it means that much to you, do it. It is then "worth it" to you.

I regret selling my first car. If I could, I would have redone it and kept it. Again, if you can afford it, do it.
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where might you be located.
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Thanks. I just needed to make sure that it is possible. I'm relieved that it is, but now I have the issue of the cost. I want to keep the car, and I plan on restoring it and keeping it. It might take a while, but it's nice to know that it's possible. Thanks again
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To Texas, I live in Warner Robins, Georgia. Im on vacation right now, but I plan on finding a junk yard or parts dealership so I can get the frame.
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Post some pics of the car and the bad areas that need to be fixed if you can. I live in Michigan and there are some NICE fox bodies ( no motors or trans ) right now on craigslist anywhere from $600-$1200. Depending on how bad yours is, it may be easier and more cost effective to just swap everything over to a different body. Does yours have ALOT of rust?
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To Texas, I live in Warner Robins, Georgia. Im on vacation right now, but I plan on finding a junk yard or parts dealership so I can get the frame.
Honestly look for frames from the south. Better chance of little to no rust
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LOL, even better idea Texas.
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From what they say, the frame is rusted beyond repair. So I'd guess that there is alot of rust. You can't tell unless you look under the car, but it needs alot of work.
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When you say frame, you are talking about a rolling chasis correct.
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Honestly, I have no idea. I haven't seen it myself but raffield tire place told me that the frame is rusted and bent. Idk what that means.
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Honestly, I have no idea. I haven't seen it myself but raffield tire place told me that the frame is rusted and bent. Idk what that means.
Get under there and check it out yourself.
Post up some pics if you can.
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