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    new full frame sections for f body

    I wasn`t aware that these were being made. Thumbs up to AutoRust for stepping up and making these for our cars. https://www.autorust.com/product-cat...opar-fjm-body/

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    Thats cool,now lets hope someone will make some dash pads,sill plates,console lid..........

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    I had talked to a guy that reproduces other console parts for mopars about our console lid. He seemed like he would do it but finding one good enough for the mold is the problem.

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    Is that ABC Mopars?

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    It may have been but it was a couple years ago so I don`t remember for sure. It was the same people that reproduces the late 70`s magnum B body console door IIRC.

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    It's Auto Rust Technician's. They've been around for a long time. Not sure about their A, B and E body stuff but the F-body frame patch pieces aren't that great. I mean, they'll work but are far from a replacement rail. They're made to go OVER what's left of the existing rail. I got the partial ones for my car and to be honest, they weren't very good. Ended up rewelding the seams, grinding, filing, making the drain holes, etc. Basically, they looked like something someone torched out and half-ass welded together. In the end, after a lot of work (and patching the rail correctly first) I welded them over the originals mostly for strengthening the chassis. That's my experience with them for what it's worth. In the end, it would have been quicker to start from scratch and make them myself.
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    I had the same problem with their sub-frame connectors and torque boxes. Very cheaply made and fit was FAR from close. In the end they went into the scrap bin. Lesson learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klb6469 View Post
    I had the same problem with their sub-frame connectors and torque boxes. Very cheaply made and fit was FAR from close. In the end they went into the scrap bin. Lesson learned.
    I installed the ART frame caps and frame connectors on my 76 Aspen and they basically took a rotten car ready for the scrappers to a solid car the went drag racing , I think they are good for what they are , I was happy with them , that being said I wouldn’t use them on a restoration, but to save a ‘driver’ I thought it was a decent and economical product for our cars. I agree if you have metal fabrication skills and the tools and shop you could make them better, but if your on a budget and in a hurry these can be installed in your driveway with a grinder and a mig welder in a weekend

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    I believe that's what all their products are for, to "cap" rotted ut subframe rails and t-bar x-members and not for restorations. I guess for what they are, they do work. I just think the workmanship could have been a bunch better on the front rail caps i bought. They were rough, and that's being kind.
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    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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