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Old 10-21-2019, 09:01 PM   #7
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Default Re: Lower left sub frame rust

Originally Posted by Hiisi View Post
Mine also has a similar issue. It passed inspection recently but I've been advised to spray the spot at least to protect it somehow. The spot is where the left control arm attaches to the cradle. The rest of the k-member is like a new. I was thinking of replacing it but my concern is that doing this on the street might be complicated if the bolts are seized.
Mine is rusty in the same area The other side is fine.

Is it legal at all to weld it?
I hope our laws aren't that draconian yet. It was welded together by GM and I don't think it would be a crumple zone.

2000 SL2 Automatic (back on the road) 17X,XXX miles.
1999 Chevy K3500


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