Close
Q:

Rusted rear end support bracket on 2000 Ford Contour

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
The rear end support bracket for the suspension system is rusted out to the extent that it can't be repaired and my body shop can't find one at a salvage yard that isn't in the same condition or a new one from a supplier. The piece is a large u-shaped,I call bracket, that spans from wheel to wheel.
The car only has 120,000 miles on it and has quite a bit of life left in it. I need to know if anyone else has had the same problem and if they found a solution.
(2) Answers
(1) Comments
| |
Due to the age and mileage and rust issues it may not be cost effective to repair this car. What is the value of the car (check www.kbb.com) . I restore old vintage cars we cut good chassis legs off a car and weld them in but it's a lot of work. May be worth going to a wrecking yard and see what it would cost to get the part you need.
Indeed; have a salvage yard that networks across the country find you that piece from a salvaged Contour or Mystique in states that do not yield so much corrosion.