rear frame rail rot A body

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Nesmith, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Nesmith

    Nesmith Active Member

    i am sure others have encounter this about a foot from bumper on drivers side has any one develop a patch as before i make one maybe someone has ? as its not totally strate in this area Thanks
     
  2. RACEBUICKS

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    I have seen it several times. There is nobody making patches. You will need to find a frame section to be welded in.
     
  3. Nesmith

    Nesmith Active Member

    Yea was afraid of that so just going to make-up some brace that i can bolt as eventually will change chassis in mean time just to keep bumper even as there is other rot up stream Thanks
     
  4. RACEBUICKS

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    If you need to build a frame I have a real nice Oklahoma frame here in Kansas .. Not sure where you are located however.
     
  5. Nesmith

    Nesmith Active Member

    Thanks i am in NY on LI i did / as someone pointed out i did not have my location but did added it were i thought it would go in profile and heres where it gets more important its a convertible i learned that wen i had to shore-up the ends of the trans. cross member thanks again
     
  6. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    There are different sellers on eBay that sell frame sections. You can do a search and see if someone has that section. Look up Chevelle frame,or GM A-body frame.
     
  7. Nesmith

    Nesmith Active Member

    Thanks i did search ebay to see if someone make a fix !? and saw sections of frame to splice in but not into taking the tank out to weld so will make up a bolt on brace so bumper will hang strate this seem to be a common problem !! i remember that years ago on a 66 lemans i bought to paint & sell i think i was able to pull it back & put metal in side & a brace on outside but thanks again
     
  8. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

  9. Nesmith

    Nesmith Active Member

    Thanks as this was in my area i did write but notice how old the AD was there should be away of taking down sold items as this is the second one i answered after the guy got back & then saw how old it was
     
  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The OPs can delete spent ads. If they do not, the mods do not have the info or the time to police this. I always look at the dates of the last posts in a thread as a way to avoid resurrections.
     
  11. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Have some 68 to 72 frame sections. Southern New Mexico location. Dave S.
     
  12. Troys69GS

    Troys69GS Well-Known Member

    Anyone have a picture of what the rear frame rail is supposed to look like? Mine was hit in rear 30 years ago.
     

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  13. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I have two very nice rust-free frames,if anyone needs a whole frame.
     

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