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Fiero Cradle? by ceoair
Started on: 06-27-2018 09:38 PM
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Any good reputable place to find a cradle for a '86 SE? Planning on doing a 3800sc swap this coming month and my cradle is rusted quite badly on a side
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Originally posted by ceoair:

Any good reputable place to find a cradle for a '86 SE? Planning on doing a 3800sc swap this coming month and my cradle is rusted quite badly on a side


Do you want one in Oklahoma, Montana or Canada?

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Originally posted by ceoair:

...my cradle is rusted quite badly on a side


Have you checked the upper frame rails?

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 06-27-2018).]

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Report this Post06-27-2018 11:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpadesluckSend a Private Message to SpadesluckEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Patrick brings up a good point, how is the integrity of the rest of your vehicle? If you got rust on your cradle chances are high that its in other spots.
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Originally posted by Spadesluck:

Patrick brings up a good point, how is the integrity of the rest of your vehicle? If you got rust on your cradle chances are high that its in other spots.

Yes I have, the cradle just has a small rusted out point on my driver side rear, the rest of the cradle is as good as a 32 yearold car can be
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Report this Post06-30-2018 03:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ceoairSend a Private Message to ceoairEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


Do you want one in Oklahoma, Montana or Canada?


I am in the Dallas area of Texas, so Oklahoma will be the closest
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Is repair of the cradle an option?
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Post an ad up in the mall section of the forum. There are a lot of Texas Fiero enthusiast. Good luck.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Is repair of the cradle an option?


Yes possibly, but I'm doing an engine swap and I just would rather replace my cradle since I'm going to be taking it out anyway just to make sure it's integrity is in tact
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Report this Post06-30-2018 01:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The pre-88 cradles are pretty beefy, repair of a small area is a good option.
They are also plentiful, and one advantage of finding a replacement is building your swap on a new cradle, then swap in the new cradle/driveline.
Very little down time for your FieroFun!
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To add, try for an 86-87 cradle, the 84 toe link inner brackets are in a slightly different location.
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