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    Default Rear subframe wanted

    Any available the days? I need one! How many hours does the job typically take?

    MG ZT 260se, MG ZT 190+ & MG ZR 120

    Carl Buckley

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    Can it be repaired like others are doing?
    The MGOC have done several now
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    Not sure what the others were like by mine is pretty bad!! So glad they picked it up, would hate to think what would happen if it gave way while driving. Pictures below, apart from seriously corroded parts the rest of it doesn't look in good shape either. I've contact a place in the Netherlands who are putting together a delivery estimate for me. Don't think it'll be cheap! The guy at the Bodytech place was really good actually. He said he knows somebody in the fabrication business who could fix it up. But part of me thinks with the level of corrosion I might end up doing the same thing a couple of years down on a different part of the frame.

    https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...achmentid=4824
    https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...achmentid=4825

    The odd thing is there was no mention of this on the cars last MOT which was before I bought it! I can't imagine all that corrosion happened in less than a year.

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    Blimey that is bad (and as you say one hell of a deterioration in a year).

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    Oooops
    What vin and how many miles ??
    Good luck
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    No.164 @ 49k miles. Still can't believe how bad it is!

    MG ZT 260se, MG ZT 190+ & MG ZR 120

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    Forgot to ask. Is there anything else which should be replaced while the subframe is off (bushes, bearings, etc)?

    Also, how long does the job take so I can get an idea of cost in my head?

    MG ZT 260se, MG ZT 190+ & MG ZR 120

    Carl Buckley

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    Brown and Gammons are showing them in stock, if that helps!

    http://www.ukmgparts.com/product.asp...e-ee650e7e5e1f

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    Hi
    The BRown and Gammons price appears high at 750
    BUT! we have heard of people spending in excess of 400 for a repair
    Judging by the state yours is in it may be best to go the extra mile and buy a complete frame
    Don't rush into it if you can manage without the car for a while, something might turn up in the meantime
    I also note you live near the coast, salt laden air etc. Did the previous owner also live in that area
    I wish you all the set
    Dave

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