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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old May 1st, 04, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone contracted to have frame boxing made.
I have a couple of frames and it seems the only
difference is the U channel is duplicated on the
inside of the frame between the front and rear tire area. I wonder if Ground Up Restorations or any members might be able to produce and sell such a product. It seems like you could just bend up the steel. Of course you would need to change the tranny mount and the fuel and brake lines.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 04, 11:30 AM
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your correct with your idea. the rust free conv frames are hard to find. it seems logical that someone would manufacture these braces so they could be installed on standard frames. i would order a few sets of them. tom
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old May 5th, 04, 10:34 AM
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how much are you willing to pay? to make them out of flat steel and weld them together would be quite a bit of work. it would be much better to have a big manufacturer stamp them out.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old May 6th, 04, 1:21 AM
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The piece would have to be stamped to be correct. It's too much of an odd shape to form from flat steel and still look like the origional.

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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 04, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I sent an invitation to Goodmark. I offered to cut
mine out, send then just the inner part, lat them fab the inner support, weld them on, and post them to this site giving them all the glory but no responce. Maybe I need to call them. Anybody have a contact at Goodmark?
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Neat idia.. Cars is selling Conv insert kit for 55/57 chevy.. I would hope in time some one would step up to the plate for 64/67 conv and el camino and 68/72 BOP, Chevelle and el Caminos cars..
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Neat idia.. Cars is selling Conv insert kit for 55/57 chevy.. I would hope in time some one would step up to the plate for 64/67 conv and el camino and 68/72 BOP, Chevelle and el Caminos cars..
Maybe the people to contact is CARS instead of Goodmark. They sell Chevelle stuff as well.
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CARS ?
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 04, 10:53 AM
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 04, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the information.
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 04, 5:13 PM
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am new to classic cars, just bought a 71 conv. frame rails are pretty rotted out, both sides, midway. if there is a way to deal with this problem, please reply
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Pat, it depends on how bad your frame is rotted. It is possible to get them welded, but it may cost more to repair than to replace it with one from a donor car.

There is an automotive welder in Oreland that has done both of my cars. CSE, 123 Montgomery Ave, Oreland PA 19075, 215.885.5570. Owners name is Bill Sherwood. Please tell him I sent you. Maybe he'll cut me a break when I pick up my Chevelle.

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thank you, sir. oreland is not too far from me. i also think a donor car is for me. any leads, send em along
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am new to classic cars, just bought a 71 conv. frame rails are pretty rotted out, both sides, midway. if there is a way to deal with this problem, please reply
How about posting some pics? I kinda have a thing for 71 ragtops. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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