Installing Rear Frame Rails in a 69 Dodge Charger


Old 11-14-07, 08:28 AM
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Question Installing Rear Frame Rails in a 69 Dodge Charger

Does anyone know how hard of a task this would be, or how much time/money it would take. I would have the rear frame rails already purchased the only task would be installing them in the car. I have never done this, and would most likely need professional help as I am not sure how it would be done. I figured I would find out if anyone knew how they would do it or how hard of a thing it is to do. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-07, 02:39 PM
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Some junk yards around here work on cars and these type of guys are good obviously at tearing stuff down, that maybe other mechanics may not be as used to. Just a thought.
Old 11-15-07, 11:33 PM
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Anybody got a measuring tape?

Yeah buddy,

First let me ask, why? You may want to analyze carefully if you really want this vehicle because the amount of work that goes into doing something like framerails is crazy. Strip the car down, remove body, measure, brace, measure, brace, support, brace, did I say measure? Then maybe just maybe you might be ready to cut, grind, tack, MEASURE, weld, OH, MEASURE again !!!!!!!!!!! If it's super clean, zero rust, etc. then yes but ask yourself how much work do you or would you like to do after you do the rails?

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Old 11-16-07, 03:58 AM
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I've been restoring muscle cars since the mid 80's and I couldn't count how many I've passed on due to frame rails rusted out.

It can be done in the driveway but is a project for sure. Supporting the vehicle through the project can be a challenge. Unless this car is a family relic I think I would get another project or farm this part of it out.

You gotta love a nice 69' Charger though.
Old 11-26-07, 08:56 AM
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I actually was looking at getting the car, but after hearing the advice I passed on it. When I was talking to the person who was selling he made it seem like it was nothing, but I knew better then to believe that. Thanks for all your help.

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