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    Post  mattlarthur on Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:50 am

    i have found some rust holes on the rear frame rails (under trunk) on my 77 Caprice 2 dr. are there replacement parts available or is this a "weld in patch panels" project? i know El Caminos have this problems also. thanks
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    Post  Marx3 on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:08 am

    I recently did extensive rust repair on the frame of an 86 caprice.
    I cut patches to exact fit, from a 3 mm thick steel sheet.
    If you are a reasonably experienced welder I would advise you to just to the "patchwork".

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    Post  solo79 on Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:07 pm

    Nice work on the frame repair!! Top notch!

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