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9/17/15 9:18am - Original Message: 'frame rusted out'
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chesterfield, MI - USA

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1979 L48 Auto red on red 1971 Coupe 350 auto 1970 454 4-speed Coupe sold 1977 350 auto sold

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Anyone ever repaired a rusted frame on drivers side of 1979 16 inches forward and including the usual drop in front of the rear wheel.  First choice of course would be replacing the entire frame. Also car sat in barn for past 9 years and now after buying it there is no power whatsoever to anything from the battery.

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9/17/15 11:51am - Reply: 'Re: frame rusted out'
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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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Never actually done that big a job meself, but they DO make repair sections of frame for the cars. Cut and weld. Need someone that knows what they're doing to get it done right. Best to remove the body to do it. In the end, by the time you buy the repair section, and pay a qualified welder/frame guy to do it, swapping the frame might be a better option, cost-wise. 

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9/17/15 11:58am - Reply: 'Re: frame rusted out'
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chesterfield, MI - USA

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1979 L48 Auto red on red 1971 Coupe 350 auto 1970 454 4-speed Coupe sold 1977 350 auto sold

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Thank you Sir... Maybe a repair section for a while?  Do you know where they sell them from?

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9/17/15 7:42pm - Reply: 'Re: frame rusted out'
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Scotch Plains, NJ - USA

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1981 Corvette Coupe, Stock, Black on Black, 4 Spd

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Not sure if you are a NCRS member, but I see Corvette USA always advertise in NCRS Driveline magazine.
Try www.corvetteusa.com
Costs looks reasonable.
Have you checked our sponsor, Bair's. They have a frame resto service and have a 79 they are parting out.




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9/20/15 7:42am - Reply: 'Re: frame rusted out'
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1979 L48 Auto red on red 1971 Coupe 350 auto 1970 454 4-speed Coupe sold 1977 350 auto sold

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Thank you. I did find, so far, Paragon up here in Michigan an hour from me that sells a huge list of parts. I was surprised to see the frame and bird cage parts they sell brand new.  

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9/20/15 8:22pm - Reply: 'Re: frame rusted out'
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you can pretty much get any part you want for the older cars.  The restoration of classics is a multi billion dollar business these days.



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