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    Posted: 22-October-2018 at 1:22PM
hello im a new member I live in belvidere il and I was talked into buying this 73 gran torino brougham by my brother and dad. its a barn car that is all original and triple black. it really cleaned up nice but has frame rot in front of rear wheels. it sat since 89. was wondering if I could maybe get some feedback from folks who might know a little more about it. appreciate any help thank you. matt73brougham[IMG][/IMG]

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Welcome to Salt Central, frame swap?
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Idk yet not sure what will work or what’s easiest. Only had it 10 days
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Btw I’m originally from Syracuse THE salt city lol
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welcome!
you said its in front of the rear wheels? is it just the front lower control arm pockets??? i have a pair of those available...
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-October-2018 at 3:32PM
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new car.  Too bad about the rust.  You are upgraded to a full member now so you will be able to post pics.  If you can get some photos of the under carriage, post them on here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-October-2018 at 12:50AM
It’s where the trailering arm goes in the frame. I’m gonna post pics as soon as I can
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Syracuse, huh? I'm just about 50 min southeast of there,

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Was thinking even with the bad frame this has gotta b worth more than the 500 I paid for it
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wow that's bad those are the pieces i have but your main frame is too bad to just weld in the pockets but wow the interior is great!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-October-2018 at 11:31AM
I fixed your photos for you, it was nothing you did wrong.  For whatever reason the forum software doesn't seem to recognize the correct direction for cell phone photos sometimes.
 
 
Yeah, that frame is really bad.  Do you have any other undercarriage shots?  What kind of shape is the floor pans and trunk pan in?  How are the rockers, lower fenders, rear quarters for rust? It looks like it might be an original black paint car, which was a rare special order colour.  If the rest of the car and body aren't too bad, finding a new frame to save it might be a good option. 

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It is the special order car. One owner #s match. Rockers and trunk r good floors r bad body is decent cept bottom of fender n door on driver side
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What exactly r the frames that match up to this car. Don’t wanna do a lot of modifying
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most of the 2 dr cars should be the same 73+ torino montego ltdII elite....
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The '73 frame is a one off year.  It is very similar to the '72 frame but the front was changed for the new bumpers in 1973.  The 1974-79 frames are different on the rear for the rear 5 mph bumpers.  While the later frames would fit you'd have to modify the rear section.  And a '72 Frame would fit, but you'd have to modify the front.
 
This thread has some more info and pics:
 
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you're right vince, i totally forgot about the back Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-October-2018 at 2:14AM
welcome matty, very nice car.    that frame though.  i would find a good frame and swap.  its not as difficult as you would think.  and if you paid only $500, that was a pretty sweet deal
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Thanks for the help everyone I will b on the lookout for another frame
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I have a '73 frame. Montego MX, 53k miles..........and I think it is in excellent condition with no damage or rust.
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Where is that at
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Sunny Danville California! Time for a road trip, or just a bit too far?



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