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7/25/12 10:44pm - Original Message: 'Just another repair project'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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1973 Red coupe

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For about a week now I have had a kick-in-the pants every time the trans shifted. Today I put the car up on the lift to check the rear mount to see if it needed replacing. Well, the metal bracket that is welded to the frame is rusted out. Now all I need is to find a little time to pick one up and weld it in place by the weekend. 
I have a supplier by the shop that I will check with tomorrow. If he does not have one I know of a place that makes frames so I can get one from them.



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7/25/12 10:51pm - Reply: 'Re: Just another repair project'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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It's always sumptin, ain't it, Brian? Cry
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8/5/12 5:59pm - Reply: 'Re: Just another repair project'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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Finished the repair last weekend.
Here s what I found after removing the carrier bracket.
I then used a few tools to remove the rusty bracket.

Once removed it looked like this.

Here are the new parts

My brother did the welding. He had to use a mig welder instead of his tig welder so the welds are not the prettiest. 

Then it was done.


|UPDATED|8/5/2012 2:59:32 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
Click here for Brian's Home Page 



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8/5/12 7:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Just another repair project'
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That looks great!! Looks like the hardest part was working around that brake line!

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