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Can the frame under the motor that hold the steer wheels in place be fixed-it has rusted out

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  • robynp80 Sep 29, 2010

    Are you talking about the motor mount or the vehicle's entire frame?

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How can a 13 year old sub-frame, have rusted out?
You could remove it,media blast it,and cut out rusted sections and weld in new.
You could get a used one from a salvage yard.

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