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Hey..   I know there are kits to fix these frame rails in the UK.  Anything in the US?     99Miata Silver .   Pictures of both front frame rails below.   I am in chicago.    Any thoughts and ideas are welcome.       1. Scrap the car.   2. Part it out   3. Donate   4. Fix it.  

 

Its my sons car...  tool around in it.   Very clean body.   Fun for an 18 year old but not safe at this point.  



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pics aren't coming through but the usual answer to addressing that particular issue is to sell the car to someone who will part it or part it out yourself. 


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This will give you an idea of 1 side

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Yep, that's the usual NB frame rust mess although I've seen it on the other side too closer to the firewall


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Unfortunately, even it that’s the worst of it, when it’s that bad there’s usually more in other areas like by the rear wheel wells, and many other bolts are so rusted they break rather than loosen, making maintenance a major pain. In that case, it’s all fixable but probably worth it only for someone who can do it themselves and not count the value of their time.
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I would start with a different car,  the entire car will be rusty and not just that spot.  Save the time and headaches and start fresh. I promise you will not regret it :(


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