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Absolutely. I'd be interested to see how you reattach it and the order of doing things. I am intimidated by the prospect of refurbishing the subframe due to the weight of it and the suspension.
You definitely shouldn't be intimidated by it Jonti. Compared to the body repairs you have done on your tipo overhauling the subframe is a walk in the park! It was previously covered on here by another Irish Tipo owner (Lordsnowy). I am trying to avoid the rust repairs! Will get the subframe in and then see how I will approach the rear valance or maybe farm it out to someone else when the car is rolling .
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farm it out to someone else when the car is rolling .
Yes its not critical, you could simply apply rust convertor on the exposed areas to keep the rust at bay until dealt with. Are you going to do anything with the front subframe?
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Yes its not critical, you could simply apply rust convertor on the exposed areas to keep the rust at bay until dealt with. Are you going to do anything with the front subframe?

Unfortunately I have hacked bits out of the valance thinking I could patch repair it but its like wafer! so it does need to be repaired. Going to leave the front subframe alone for the moment as it looks ok. I have other spare subframes that I could always get blasted and prepared for fitting in the future. The subframe seems to have been nicely soaked by engine oil leaks over the years no doubt preserving it! Priority is just getting the car back down on the ground. I have some work to carry out at the front end anyway, needs all engine/gearbox mounts, inner cv boots are split, timing belt needs changing. I notice the clutch hydraulic hose is in poor condition but can't seem to track one down. I wonder would a brake hose work?
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