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Old 03-17-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Any hope in saving/repairing this frame???

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This is from my 67 Overlander. Has anyone there done any frame repair work? I'm looking for ideas/suggestions on framework. More pics to come as soon as pop the shell off.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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That is a pretty ugly frame. How bad is the rest of it and why did it rust so bad in that one spot? You might be able to patch it but you would probably be better off replacing that whole section. Getting it straight again might be a challenge.

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Old 03-17-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
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You might check with someone who builds box or boat trailers and see if they will build you a new frame. When all is done, that might be the best thing to do. It looks like trying to repair what you have will only lead to more trouble.
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What both prior posters said! You won't regret a new frame (and take pictures of it as you put the body back on, it will really drive up the resale price.)

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Old 03-18-2014, 07:22 AM   #5
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Any hope in saving/repairing this frame???

Those were my thoughts as well. The Overlander sat on a farm with busted windows and vents for 30 plus years. That's why I decided to gut the whole thing and do a shell off restore.
My next task is to look for a trailer shop.

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A good welding shop could handle the duplication of your frame.
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