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Just looking for opinions. I have 2 mk2s, I just found out last week that the undercarriage is practically crap on my Blackpra, but the body is so awesome. Very minimal rust around the gas door and on the sunroof. NO scratches or dents at all. There are a few parts of the undercarriage that worry me, that I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble to switch out the parts. The drivers rear lower control arm is almost completly deteriorated ( which now I don't go over speed bumps at 40mph anymore ) and the piece in the front, drivers side that goes from under the radiator to somewhere else, looks bad too. There are a couple of creases on the sides where the back seats are that I figure can be welded up, other than that everything else looks OK. The body on my Blupra isn't all that great but the undercarriage is. I was just making sure that my Blackpra is still the one I want to restore

Tanya
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:shock: Good God 40 over speed bumps! My lowered baby would never take that. :lol: I think changing over is strictly a matter of how much time and effort you want to put into it.
 

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isn't 40 a little fast to be going over any kind of big bump? I know my car would hate me if I did that to her


TanyasMk2Blackpra said:
Just looking for opinions. I have 2 mk2s, I just found out last week that the undercarriage is practically crap on my Blackpra, but the body is so awesome. Very minimal rust around the gas door and on the sunroof. NO scratches or dents at all. There are a few parts of the undercarriage that worry me, that I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble to switch out the parts. The drivers rear lower control arm is almost completly deteriorated ( which now I don't go over speed bumps at 40mph anymore ) and the piece in the front, drivers side that goes from under the radiator to somewhere else, looks bad too. There are a couple of creases on the sides where the back seats are that I figure can be welded up, other than that everything else looks OK. The body on my Blupra isn't all that great but the undercarriage is. I was just making sure that my Blackpra is still the one I want to restore

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Great body, bad undercarriage....yea, I know a few women like that...oh, wait..we're talking about the mk2! :p

I would stick with the black one. Body work is so time consuming and such a PITA. The rear control arm can be easily swapped out (well...easier than doing body work). That front piece I'm assuming is also not part of the frame, but the brace which the sway bar mounts to? If so that's also pretty easy. Even if it is part of the frame, given it's location, Removing the rust and sealing it up without worrying about filling in the pits wouldn't be too difficult. I know all too well about body work sucking, as thats what I'm working on right now (just took a break).

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LOL the "speed bumps" I'm talking about are actually speed "ramps" they're not the annoying little ones you see in mall parking lots, they're fun to go over. Hey, I'm still 21, I'm allowed to immature once in awhile ;)
Anyway, the body work on the Blupra was a complete botch job, it looks like it had rusted through on the roof over the drivers window and near the sunroof, and they did a real shitty "fiberglass" job, if it can be called that. But at least I know my Blackpras hatch is virtually rust free, and most of the body is ( I've discovered a few hidden spots ) The only thing that irritates me is that the Blupras gas door is perfect, and my Blackpras got an annoying spot :?

Tanya
 
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