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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 09:48 AM
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Lots of people, more or less. Livingston Alexander and his wife Jerusha in Foxtown Cemetery (East Haddam) are my 3G-uncle and aunt, and I still have cousins there. More cousins in Colchester, Montville, Norwich and Quaker Hill. My brother owns Fieldworks AG in Dartmouth MA and has a warehouse over in Voluntown, but he already told me what free space he had is all leased out already.

I agree with the others, you're way better off time- and money-wise to replace the frame rather than try to repair yours if it's really bad. Only time you really want to consider going that far is with one of the orphans from the '20s or '30s for which good frames are long extinct. No guarantee, but check any frame from the 1960-64 Galaxie series. They were all pretty much the same car although the sheet metal was reworked a few times.

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Hey, my Galaxie came from Voluntown! Was like an hour drive, I probably passed the shop.

And I think you're right. I spoke with my "enslaved help" about it and they agree that a new frame would be good. I'd probably powdercoat it and do all the suspension/brakes stuff right off the bat, then I could drop the body on the finished frame, and I could really finish the body off proper at the same time. Certainly wasn't expecting a frame-off resto for this car, hell, I was going to drive it exactly as is, until someone else looked at the frame.

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