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 Post subject: The end could be near!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:27 pm 
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My faithful 95 Metro is losing its battle with the cancer. :cry: I have repaired the rocker panels and rear fenders but its the "sub-frame" thats gone now, and i mean GONE. I repaired it once but to no long lasting result. We all know that spot, the drivers side. The part that sucks is that the car is mechanically good! runs amazing, just hit 102k miles. (1.3L / Auto) I'm looking around to hopefully find one with a bad engine, and DECENT condition body wise. I live in western Massachusetts so i know i would find anything clean. :?

My question is this: Did they ever address the issue of that frame spot rotting out? I know they fixed a few problems when it was adopted into the Chevy line in 98 (dashboard fade, Headliner issue, MPFI). Or what about verts, do they rot out the same way?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:44 pm 
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Verts are generally worse, but some never got any winter use, those are the best finds. They certainly never addressed frame rust, actually I find a lot of 98-2000's with more frame rust than the oldr ones, even when the rest of the body look great on the newer ones. Now that you know what to look for, check closely and grab the best one you can find!

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1993 Civic si h22a, fell in my lap, couldn't resist!


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