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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I have been poking around on the site for a few months and thought it was time to join. I have a 64 Biscayne that has recently been drug out of the barn.

I am concerned about the integrity of the A-arm mounts to due to some welding abuse where the shocks mount. Looks like the previous owner had to cut the old shocks out for some reason and mangled the metal in the process. Any thoughts on integrity of the mounts or the effects it might have on the A-Arms?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 08:34 PM
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 08:47 PM
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Hard to tell by the photo, but anytime someone cuts on the frame ,its not good. I would have someone that knows welding look at it for a opinion.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 10:10 PM
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Welcome welcome

On that shock mount. I agree with Larry. Hard to tell from the picture. It kinda looks like there is good (old) discoloration in a nice ring around the weld spot but really gotta see in person to say for sure.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Who ever welded it sprayed printer / flat paint on it. It's hard for me to tell just how discolored it is. The welding looks really bad. I have an eight year old that could do a better job.

My biggest concern was the integrity of the A-Arm mount. I know it's not a good thing to cut and weld the frame if it can be avoided. However, I doubt it's bad enough to warrant getting another frame.

Just looking for some feed back or ideas. I would rather be safe than sorry. Thanks
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 03:00 PM
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 03:21 PM
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 03:50 AM
 
 
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Hey TC welcome to the forum... great model with heaps of potential
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