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#1 MilesFox

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:15 AM

I have this chrysler LeBacon i got as partial trade when i sold my legacy. I have found the subframe has rusted away from the body, captive nuts ripped out.

I could try to make an attempt to repair it and sell the car for sopme 350 bucks. otherwise i can drive it to the junkyard for 200 bucks. if it were not for this damage, the car would be worth around 600 bucks

just wondering what ideas anyone would have for a repair, and if it would be worth my time to make the effort

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#2 Dodge Aries K

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:17 PM

In my honest opinion (and after owning probably 6 of those cars) trying to fix it would be something awful but doable. Any Shadow, Sundance, Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron, and Daytona 91-95 has the same "K-frame" that you could get from the junkyard and put into this car IF you can get the bolts to come out. But, is it worth all the effort to sell it for $300 instead of junking it for $200? Hell no. Pull the rims (Chrysler rims work nicely on 5 lug Subarus) and send it to it's death.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:26 PM

Junk it, only God knows what other rust is lurking.



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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:36 PM

You guys ever have fwd demo derbys.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:47 PM

the problem is not the frame itself, but the metal on the car where it bolts to. I guess i'll junk it straight out for 200 bucks. my only hopes in getting 300 for it is to someone who needs a motor and trans for some minivan, but i would rather have the car gone than sit on it hoping for a better price.

maybe i'll keep the tires and sell the set for 100 bucks. the yard will dock me if i keep the wheels, give me a little less

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:59 PM

Only you know what your time is worth, but looks like junk. A quick scan of ebay or an online forum might clue you in to a part or two that's easy and worth selling outright before scrapping it.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

just put some old 5 lug subaru rims on it... they don't fit too well because of the center hub on the chryslers is a bit bigger... but an impact gun fixes that if you're just giving it to the junkyard.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:35 PM

drove it to the junkyard. kept the cd player, my good battery, the wheels, and got 225 for it. better than nothing. the neighbor wants the wheels

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:06 AM

Sweet deal! One less awful LeBaron on the road too. :banana:




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