79 Z28 with rusty frame rails total rail rot

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  1. DanZbikes

    DanZbikes New Member

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    Can anyone tell if I can cut the front section off a new 71-73 full length frame rail and use it on my 79. My research is telling me that no is reproducing a full 78-81 frame rail. I am hoping I can use a new 78-81 rear section and splice in the front section of from a new 71 -73 full rail. Thanks!
     
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    That elbow just past the torque box is different between the two. Ones is more square the other is more angular.
     
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    I see that Goodmark and Golden Star both have frame rails for your car.
     
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    I only see 70-73 full frame rails . No full rails for 74- 81. Thank You
     
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    Do you know if the rail fits the contour of floor? Thanks
     
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    The section I was going to use looked like it would, the rearward facing part didn’t match
     
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