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Username Post: Rear Frame Crossmember        (Topic#345902)
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07-08-17 02:41 PM - Post#2699242    

My rear cross member under the trunk on my 1947 Chev Fleetmaster is starting to get some pinholes and I would like to replace. Has anyone done this and if so, what does it involve? Where can I get the new cross member? It appears that it was originally installed with large rivets. Can it be reinstalled using bolts?

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07-10-17 06:48 AM - Post#2699419    
    In response to pawpace

Using bolts should not be a problem. I would remove the crossmember and either have it media blasted or chemically stripped to see how bad it is. You might just need to weld in some patches. They don't reproduce those so you'll have to fab one up or find a solid one from another frame. Before you remove it I would remove the bumper brackets and run a piece of threaded rod through the bumper bracket holes from one rail to the other with large washer and nut on both sides of each frame rail to hold it in place so the frame rails don't spread apart making installing the new crossmember difficult. May not be an issue if the body is still on the frame.

1946 Chevy Fleetmaster 4-door Street Rod

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