Subframe is rusted and axle fell out

Tiny
CAVEMAN63
  • 1997 GEO METRO
  • 150,000 MILES

We rewelded the sub-frame in a 97 Geo Metro LSI because it had rusted apart. Both sides were welded. We took it for a drive, after driving a mile or so passenger side wheel axle came out of transmission because the area where frame bolts to body of car tore away from rust.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 2:02 AM

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Tiny
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What's the question? Seems you know where this car goes next!

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 2:11 AM
Tiny
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Some more welding to do? You may want put an extra cross plate between mounts for extra strength?

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 3:27 AM
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You might never align this car right again.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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You can google geo metro frame repair and do a lot of reading/ideas. It's been done before.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 8:13 PM

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