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2000 Ford Contour Question: Rusted rear end support bracket

 

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Chuckf, 2.5L V6, Marion, MA, March 25, 2011, 17:45
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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.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 25, 2011, 21:34
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    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.

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    Visitor, March 26, 2011, 10:53

    Thanks, I think I may have found one thru ebay motors.

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    DaveJHM March 25, 2011, 22:04
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    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.

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