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safety issues with rust
Posted 24 December 2006 - 07:16 PM
Posted 24 December 2006 - 07:24 PM
I just dont want my shocks to bust right through the body.
That's a real possibility actually. I've seen pictures of it more than once - where the rear coil-overs just bust right through into the cargo area. Makes a nasty mess. If you have enough rust that you even suspect something might break DO NOT lift it. The lift will put stresses on the frame rails in ways that can rip apart a good body if you aren't careful, let alone a rusty one.
Also I have a '92 2wd auto wagon with a better bosy and engine would I be able to put a D/R tranny and the rear axles and differentials and drive shaft from the sedan into that body and engine?
It will all bolt right up. Just did one a few months back actually. You have to swap the entire rear suspension, but it's not difficult if you have the space to get them both up in the air. Wagon is better for off-road anyway as it's got some cargo space for tool and equipment. The sedan would be really tight.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:19 AM
i posted a picture earlier this year of a board members RX that rusted out underneath to the point where the rear wheels collapsed in and rested against the inner fender wells. the wheels were actually rubbing against the metal. not cool and definitely a safety concern. of course yours could be benign, inspect it closely and see how far it goes.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 01:29 PM
Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:58 PM
It's much happier now.
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