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09-06-2011 06:27 AM
frednumber15 Surface rust is ugly but it's usually not a structural's only when water gets trapped inside or behind with a frame or with body work that holes and serious damage result.

In fact they make bridges now that are purposefully allowed to rust as a protective surface...iron oxide. I think they do have to weld them together to keep the water from between the plates though.
09-05-2011 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by dirtbrown View Post
jeez were spoiled here in pan and radiator support is black! damn that has to weaken the structure of the car big time...check out the subframe make sure its good.
Rear sub frame is getting blasted and coated...the front will be next, along with the rad support...and new pan.
09-05-2011 05:20 PM
Mike_Mac i did that too, one man sucks but good idea with the milk crates thought. i just used 3 floor jacks, one on the gear end of the trans one under the bell housing and one under the diff.

man your cars rusted. my 04 has no rust under neither. i would definitely get a new pan soon, or you may find yourself one day with no oil.
09-05-2011 05:18 PM
sleepyboy Wow this great, I'm about to have to throw a tranny up in the SVT I just got, and the best part? I have a milk crate!!! I can't believe how easy looking that is. Let me know how that south bend clutch kit combo does. I'm going to be looking and I'm not sure which to go with.
09-05-2011 05:12 PM
dirtbrown jeez were spoiled here in pan and radiator support is black! damn that has to weaken the structure of the car big time...check out the subframe make sure its good.
09-05-2011 05:08 PM
BowerR64 How much are oil pans? i think ide have to replace that while its up.

Does the drain plug come out easy? Ide be worried about the drain plug rusting up.
09-05-2011 04:13 PM
WuNgUnSVT Thats how i took mine out! Dropped 'er down on an old Focus rim
I was in no rush to remove it...maybe 3 hours for everything.
Can't wait to feel the difference with the SouthBend Stage1 lightened flywheel!
09-05-2011 03:39 PM
mikebontoft nice job. how long did it take to remove? It took me about 2 hours to remove each which isn't great but I ran out of energy and decided to just drop the tranny on a tire. haha.
09-05-2011 03:35 PM
WuNgUnSVT Yeah, its been at least a year....various complications, but now its done :)
09-05-2011 02:58 PM
Justin svt how long has the tranny been out I thought I saw a post like last year saying you were doing your clutch?

Anyways congrats on the install I did mine alone too but I used a ratchet strap to lift the tranny up to the car instead of bringing the car to the tranny. Its not easy but doable for sure
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