Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
My advice would be don't touch it unless you are prepared to fix it. When it gets like that on top, that metal is paper thin, and you could probably punch holes in it with a screwdriver. There are plenty of other areas holding the suspension to the car, so it isn't like the shock will just punch through, but to fix it right involves removing a lot of parts, cutting, cleaning, making patch panels, welding, and applying rust prevention to the inside of the rail before finally painting it. If the car is just a daily driver on the verge of beater, leave it alone and beat on it, just don't open the hood for people. If you want to see what is involved in fixing that right, click on the link in my sig.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad