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    Default Soft subframe.

    So how savable is a car with subframe that you can push a wrench through?

    It drove about 20 miles just fine
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    I'll presume you're talking of the front k-member. It could be replaced with enough wrenching time but I would seriously wonder what the condition of the remainder of the undercarraige would be to justify the effort.

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    Nope its the rear on the supercoupe.
    Fronts actually prettt rust free
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    For the time/money/effort, I'd start with a better car.
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    yea but look at the bright side....you can poke a bunch of holes through it and have killer weight savings!

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    Metal is the biggest cost of weight in a car so why not
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvnmarks View Post
    For the time/money/effort, I'd start with a better car.
    I own a 68 Mustang which had a restoration about 15 years back. Many of the frame and body pieces are new. Was it worth it? I dunno, car has been in the family for awhile so its kinda neat.

    Is your MarkVIII dangerous? I also don't know. I drove a 77 Firebird with holes in the floor. Then again I also moved the drive train to another F-body eventually.

    Not sure I'd BUY a car with holes unless the price was REALLY good. Also, if I found some in my beater I doubt I'd get rid of it immediately. How much longer will this 230,000 mile 20 year old car of mine last anyway? 5 years?

    What are the checks to make sure this is a safe car guys?

    What are your plans for this car OP?

    How are the fame pieces by your rear control arm mounts?
    230,000 mile, 98 Sprung MarkVIII on Gabriel Air Shocks

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    He's not talking about a Mark VIII. I'll move this thread.

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