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    Thanks all. I did try Brown & Gammons, the lady said they didn't have any in stock and would update the online listing. Tried pretty much everyone else I could find. One chap managed to speak to the company who produced them originally (caterpillar or something like that) and the sale person said they're not aware of the any plans to produce more. Kind of worrying.

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    Wow - that is terrifying! Everyone should have a quick look under their car while they are relaxing over Easter! And here I am worrying about some rusty nuts and bolts on mine! In terms of other jobs, you should also see how the toe-in and camber adjustment bolts are as they are bound to be seized solid if your cross-tube is anything to go by.

    A year or two ago, one of the collective posted some photos of his complete rear subframe out of the car, cleaned up and painted, together with some discussion of how long it took, etc. I can't find it under the "How To" listing, but I'm sure Herman will find it in a few seconds. I'm tempted to do the same on mine as I have already taken a fair amount off just to do the camber and toe-in bolts (which I had to cut out with the angle grinder - photos to come in a while), springs out, lower arm dropped, anti-sway bar disconnected, etc. There can't be much more to undo!
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    I think I may have seen the thread you're referring a while back, a random search took me there. Some very good restoration and loads of pictures. I'll have a look for it again.

    ... Still can't believe it. Went in for a standard check up and they found this!! I'm very lucky in one respect. The strangest thing is I've had both rear wheels off recently had a good look around but didn't see it. I think because I was looking from the top down. Having a car on ramps really can make a difference.

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    I've got a theory what's causing this will check on mine this weekend weather permitting

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    Keep us posted!

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    It's like the Mini all over again !!!!!

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    Speaking of the mini, here's my MG1100 subframe. It would be nice to do this with the 260, but far too much work getting the whole thing out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolmr View Post
    Wow - that is terrifying! Everyone should have a quick look under their car while they are relaxing over Easter! And here I am worrying about some rusty nuts and bolts on mine! In terms of other jobs, you should also see how the toe-in and camber adjustment bolts are as they are bound to be seized solid if your cross-tube is anything to go by.

    A year or two ago, one of the collective posted some photos of his complete rear subframe out of the car, cleaned up and painted, together with some discussion of how long it took, etc. I can't find it under the "How To" listing, but I'm sure Herman will find it in a few seconds. I'm tempted to do the same on mine as I have already taken a fair amount off just to do the camber and toe-in bolts (which I had to cut out with the angle grinder - photos to come in a while), springs out, lower arm dropped, anti-sway bar disconnected, etc. There can't be much more to undo!
    Thanks for the vote of confidence Thread is here https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26......#post121553 but unfortunately the attachments won't open
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    If Brown and Gammons are out of stock, then this could become a major problem for the survival of these cars!

    It may be worth the Club contacting some Companies with a view to see whether they could repair or re-manufacture replacement sub-frames and have included some suggestions below!

    http://www.rtracing.co.uk/content/tv...storation.html

    http://www.southwaysautomotive.co.uk...vices/tvr-work

    http://www.str8six.co.uk/Chassis%20Repairs/page5.html

    http://www.sportmotive.com/chassis.html

    http://www.willowsportscars.co.uk/chassis_repair.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDoodles View Post
    If Brown and Gammons are out of stock, then this could become a major problem for the survival of these cars!

    It may be worth the Club contacting some Companies with a view to see whether they could repair or re-manufacture replacement sub-frames and have included some suggestions below!

    http://www.rtracing.co.uk/content/tv...storation.html

    http://www.southwaysautomotive.co.uk...vices/tvr-work

    http://www.str8six.co.uk/Chassis%20Repairs/page5.html

    http://www.sportmotive.com/chassis.html

    http://www.willowsportscars.co.uk/chassis_repair.html
    Didn't RT do the frame for the TVR Cerbera that was on Wheelers Dealers recently?
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