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Old 06-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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So a friend of mine just picked up a 95 and didnt know to look for rust underneath of it does anyone know if its fixable?
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So a friend of mine just picked up a 95 and didnt know to look for rust underneath of it does anyone know if its fixable?
Well, that's kind of hard to determine without seeing the damage, but most likely it is.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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Its on the underneath where the tank is and the one bar ties into the subframe? Ill have him take some pictures and ill post them
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The torque boxes?
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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Yeah im thinking thats them! The way he explained it made it sound.like the bracket for the rear control arm
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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well if they are not to bad you can just clean the rust off, buy some reinforcments and repaimt when done. about 4 hour job by yourself and 100$ give or take
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Do u have a pic of where the torque boxes are
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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This is a pic of when I did my control arms. The t boxes are what the control is attached to. Sorry I don't have any better pics at the moment except the this reinforcments I have. But that may throw you off because they look different.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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I cant really tell by that but thanks for trying lol
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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Give me a little bit and I can find you a better one.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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sorry man this is the best i can find. if it helps these are located in front of the control arms. the control arm are what attaches the rear end to torque boxes. there are also upper arms and torque boxes.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Yeah those are totally gone
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #14
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this job would be pretty expensive at a shop to fully rebuild them. mostly because they dont want the liability. but if you know a very good fabricator/ welder he can probalbly fix them for you. if they are just real rusty and barely damaged they can be repaired much easier. like fish plating and reinforcing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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Nope there gone all the way!
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If he dosnt know anyone with welding experience I would take it to a custom type shop. A normal shop maynot do this work.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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Alright ill tell him... i don't think there are any decent custom shops around here...
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Alright ill tell him... i don't think there are any decent custom shops around here...
tell him to part it out and purchase another car. That really does suck though
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If it was me wouldnt be able to part her out and go that long without my baby!
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You said you don't have any good custom shops in your area. I'm sure most restoration shops can do it also. Or any kind of welding shops. Where do you live?

Also maybe if no one here knows of any you can try the regional section and ask if anyone know of any shops in you are.
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Were from Youngstown ohio... ill suggest going to a few car shows and asking some of the old timers where they take their stuff to.
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There has to be a shop there somewhere who does welding and fabrication. They wouldn't necessarily have to be an auto shop. Those guys should understand how to replace the torque boxes.
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what ^ he ^ said. .....google is your friend

http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine...s.330-782-6086

http://local.dmv.org/ohio/trumbull-c...estoration.php
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Thanks guys ... how would you know if they knew what they were doing? I mean i can weld but im not gonna attempt a project like his
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google search reviews, ask around. but most importantly your gonna have to use gut instinct.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #26
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Yeah i kinda figured it was gonna come down to the gut feeling
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Thanks guys ... how would you know if they knew what they were doing? I mean i can weld but im not gonna attempt a project like his
If you can cut and weld metal and use a tape measure, then you can do it.
I completely cut mine out and rebuilt them from scratch out of 3/16" plate so they will never give me any trouble.
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You have a write up for it? I just dont want him to be pulling a holeshot and his rearend fall out lol
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You have a write up for it? I just dont want him to be pulling a holeshot and his rearend fall out lol
No, sorry, but I don't.
I had some pics and posted some on here, but most of them are on a HDD of an old PC somewhere in my stash of junk.
Let me see if I can locate what I have on here for you.
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The pics are in this thread. - fab torque reinforcments and subframe connectors










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Thats awesome! Maybe ill give it a try im a decent welder so hopefully it will work out for him
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Thats awesome! Maybe ill give it a try im a decent welder so hopefully it will work out for him
Thank you. While it took some measuring, cutting and fitting it wasn't too bad overall. Notice I took some extra steps and tied them solidly into the rocker panel and I boxed the top of the stamped steel "frame" to add some strength there too.


You could probably get by ok with some 1/8" plate. I just had the 3/16" available so it is what I used.
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Go big or go home right lol
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #34
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You deff did a great job and i will use yours as a reference
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Were from Youngstown ohio... ill suggest going to a few car shows and asking some of the old timers where they take their stuff to.
im from port clinton ohio right up by cedar point
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