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Old 12-01-2011, 01:37 AM   #1
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Dazed RUST HOLE! in the FRAME of my 94 sl1

so as my car was gutted in order to replace the clutch I could see everything. yay. The driver side arm of the frame has a rust hole the size of a freaking golf ball on the vertical part of the beam. (the horizontal part is just fine) Its about 6 inches away from my axle...
im broke as a joke & don't really want to die soon. so whats up.
[suggestions, precautions, how to fix this/cost, junk yard smart?] aka any help would be greatly appreciated & bring you good karma. yippee

(oh and if you're really bored you can help me with the annoying dinging from the ignition even when the keys are in/out all the time. nd the fact im getting rained on when my window slowly slides down bc its off track...can't get the damn panel off) haha.

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Old 12-01-2011, 02:41 AM   #2
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so as my car was gutted in order to replace the clutch I could see everything. yay. The driver side arm of the frame has a rust hole the size of a freaking golf ball on the vertical part of the beam. (the horizontal part is just fine) Its about 6 inches away from my axle...
im broke as a joke & don't really want to die soon. so whats up.
[suggestions, precautions, how to fix this/cost, junk yard smart?] aka any help would be greatly appreciated & bring you good karma. yippee

(oh and if you're really bored you can help me with the annoying dinging from the ignition even when the keys are in/out all the time. nd the fact im getting rained on when my window slowly slides down bc its off track...can't get the damn panel off) haha.
There's an actual "dinger" fuse marked "Chime." Two options: pull the fuse, or make sure your ignition makes that kinda click when all the way off. You'll know it right away. If it keeps dinging, time for electrical troubleshooting. As for the door panel, leave it. You have to pull the exterior of the door to get to the window. A good amount of torx screws around the inside of the door, then two little rivet looking things on the bottom of the exterior door handle. Push the center of those in, iirc. As for the rust, is it on a control arm? If so, hit the junkyard, shouldn't be too difficult, and taking it off will show you how to put it in. Otherwise, if it's actually on the frame, you're looking for a welding buddy to weld in a new piece for you after you find suitable replacement.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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If you remove the CHIME fuse, you'll lose your rear window defogger. The problem is probably the contacts in the ignition switch that close when you put the key in. Either that, or the mechanism in the cylinder that activates it. When you remove the key, is the key cylinder flush with the surround, or is it recessed? Do you hear a distinct "click" when you remove the key?

That rust is probably on the engine cradle, aka. subframe. It's a bolt-on part, but is a fair amount of work to R&I. Plus, rust-free ones are only readily available outside the rust belt. Where are you located?

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Clean up the area around the hole and weld in a patch. It should be able to weld it in place, and remember to paint it after it has cooled.

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