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Old 09-05-2011, 06:12 PM   #11
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jeez were spoiled here in california...my 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.
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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.
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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.
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jeez were spoiled here in california...my 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.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:27 AM   #15
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Surface rust is ugly but it's usually not a structural problem...it's only when water gets trapped inside or behind something............like 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.
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