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Gday all, Ripped the front end out of the prem today so I can do all the bushes and balljoints.

I'de found a bit of rust around the front of the subframe and radiator support (not too much of a drama to fix) but, had a look at the crossmember mount only to find they weren't there. Well they sort of were, but in little bits :)

Does anyone make these to be welded in or do I have to make them myself? I can do it but I reckon it will be a huge pain in the backside to do it.

Any help greatly appreciated,

Cheers,
Shane.
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Gday Shane.
That rust means your subframe is rooted. Thats a techinical term we use in the trade... Im sure you will come across this occasionally - the easiest thing is to replace your subframe. This means that you will get rid of all the rust in one go and less hassles. Probably not what you wanted to hear. Grab that chopper flying redbeard- make sure he has been poo first and hunt down another subframe from the many wrecks out in the scrub you guys seem to have out that way.

with what you described with the other rust - I would recomend just swapping subframes.
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Cheap, Fast, Good - pick two.
If its cheap and its fast - it wont be good.
If its good and its cheap - it wont be fast.
If its fast and its good - it wont be cheap.

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Gday Andrew, nah, I didnt want to hear that lol.

You were supposed to say *yeah its no problem to fix, i've got a heap that i've made sitting in my shed waiting for someone to buy* ;)

Had a look at a couple today that were flogged out completely and made mine look quite good.

The legs, Y frames and so forth on mine are spot on, not even a scerrick of rust there, its only one side at the front and the saddle mounts that are the drama. The rare spares replacement bit will do most of the front bit so I'm gunna sit and think for a bit more while I put ears and feelers to the ground and see if a goodun pops up :)

Cheers mate,
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Email comin your way!!
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You gotta love it when your told that someone has a MINT subframe for $50, too good to be true, yep.

Got the address via email at about 10.15am and was told there was someone else on their way there as well (who had got the address via email as well), extract a digit I thought to myself. I was there within 10 mins armed with a couple of hundred to play with.

I couldnt get a phone number as apparently the phone hadnt been connected yet. (mobile would've been good but not everyone has a mobile)

Funnily enough the guy who answered the door knew absolutley nothing about a subframe. So I ring my other half to confirm the address, no answer via email whilst me waiting up there for about 1/2 hour or so. No dramas I thought, cruise home and see what happens.

Anyway, I get home and apparently its been sold to the other guy who was on his way and its been picked up. Got me stuffed how the other guy gets the right address and I get the wrong one (I got given his old address), one of lifes mysteries I guess, ahh the joys of trying to buy stuff.

Anyway everyone Have a Happy New Year!!

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that sucks mate, i hate it when people screw you around like that.

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Disappointing is one way to put it - probably the nice way.

Screwed around is definitely another way of putting it too - let's just say I think kharma is pretty damn wonderful.

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