[DML] Re: 4419 Bites the dust
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[DML] Re: 4419 Bites the dust

 The frame was in sad shape when I purchased the car in 98 and was a 
work in progress every time I worked on the car. I have many hours 
in frame cleaning, sandblasting and painting but the hidden portions 
of the frame got the best of 4419. The area under the motor and 
pivot points are fractured and cracked all the way. There is not 
even enough metal to weld to in many places in order to add more 
  But every thing else is 100% operational on the car. Most of the 
upgrades (fanzilla, water pump by-pass, fuel tank, Alternator) have 
been addressed. The body is very clean with no rough spots, new 
seats last year and refurbished wheels.
  A replacement frame would correct the problem but I just do not 
have the time to invest in a project as large as that. When you add 
up the cost estimate of 3 to 4 grand for frame, 3 grand for labor 
and the parts replacement would add up quickly. A guy could have 9 
to 10 thousand dollars for the project to be completed. 
  So to cut my losses and sell the car as a parts vehicle and 
purchase another was a decision not easily made.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tell you if you ask." <racuti1@...> 
> I'm sure that there was more wrong than just the frame, but I 
> wouldn't be surprised to see 4419 back on the road eventually.
> Old DeLoreans never die, they just regenerate under new 
ownership. :)
> Rich A.
> #5335

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