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The car is 99% rust free, but the frame rails are slightly
pushed in. Either it was curbed, or someone used a
hydraulic lift to raise the car. What is the best way the
reinforce the rails? They are not bad enough to replace,
but would feel better it they are reinforced. Should I work
on tying the front and rear with something along the line
of a subframe connector?

I have already have front and rear strut braces and a roll bar.

Thanks in advance for your help and input.

Jim Barlow
 

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I would also like to know where you got the strut braces. I found them a JCR but have not ordered yet. I also found a stillen brace that might work, but I have not taken any measurements yet to check for fit if I make my own mounts.
 

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Jim,
I would try to straighten them out then see about welding square stock (with the top cut off) over them. Or take it to a good body shop and see if they have any ideas. If you are near Laramie take it to the tech school and they may do it for free. So where in Wyoming are you? I have lived there more then half my life and have family there. I still live near by. Let me know, maybe we know some of the same people.
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Thanks for the suggestion & info on rear strut

Zybter,

I do live in Laramie and will check with WyoTech. Haven't
checked into their services in the past, but it is a good idea.

For those that asked about the strut bar/braces. The front
is from Motosport Auto and has been on since 1995. It has
the adjustment nut in the middle, and I've had zero problems.

The rear strut started life as a reat strut brace for a 90-93
Honda Accord (Rear Strut Tower Bar). It has a half moon
mount and I drilled 1 hole on each side. It did require
shortening the mount. It is a two point mount. It does not
clear the plastic side trim so you will need to notch either
side and refit the strut cap. It was easier than designing and
having one welded. The roll bar with 8 grade bolts also helps
hold the sides in place.

Thanks,

Jim
 
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