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    If I had a few frame rail repair kits fabricated,how many of youwould want them?The would be made of 11g. MILD steel and include hardware for around $80 a set .If I could get enough ordeers They could go as low as $50.If you are Interested a simple post reply would be nice.
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    IMO, mild steel is not a good idea as it rusts as soon as it's exposed to water and oxygen and there is no rust-proof coating on the market for it. There is or was a guy on miataturbo.net that made stainless steel ones and sold them for ~$100. Two of those kits were installed at this past tech day.

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    • #3
      I chose mild because i was going to weld mine in .plus by the time these rust thru the car will not be worth the trouble.I think they do the stainless for strength,these will be stronger and lighter,plus the can be welded to the car and under coated
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      • #4
        I'd probably buy a set.

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        • #5
          I will take orders after the prototype is fitted on my car,and if stainless is what is wanted i can change that as well,and still keep the price below $90 -$100.
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          • #6
            Why can't you weld the stainless to the car?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by FE3tMX5 View Post
              Why can't you weld the stainless to the car?
              stainless to aluminum is a no-no because of galvanic corrosion or something like that

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              • #8
                What is a frame repair kit????

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                • #9
                  I think they must be something like the frame rail kits you see for sale, those metal things that cover them.

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                  • #10
                    Aluminum? My frame rails are mild steel... like the rest of the car. I picked up a set of stainless from the miataturbo gb ($107 delivered) and was seriously considering welding them in given my driver's side rail is partially destroyed. It would definitely be stronger than bolting them in.

                    We're talking about the same thing- right?
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                    • #11
                      :lol: yeah, the hood may be aluminum but the uni-body is steel. You should be able to weld them in and stiffen things up greatly.
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                      • #12
                        You can weld mild to stainless,but you have carbide precipitation causing cracks.I have more to post on the subject be back soon
                        Last edited by Reverend Greg; 02-03-2009, 06:27 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Ok gentlemen,Ive worked out a deal with my job ,if you want a set of frame rails I need a general idea as to how many to make.leave a reply post here.I will be making a set for my car and will post pictures of the install,then when i know they are going to fit I will take formal orders.I will know how much they will be after I get an idea how many to be made The first ones will be steel($75-$85) and then One material for the rest(stainless?).I think this will be a great opprotunity to use my connections to help out,and remember the more there are the cheaper they will be
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