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i was taking the motor and transmission out of my car and cleaning the rust to. when i found concrete were the engine goes. it was in the cross member, cross brace for the engine and in some other spots to

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Anyone ever heard of this? Why would someone put concrete in their front end?

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WOW! That must be one Nasty car,,, The original owner must have used the concrete to weight the front of the car down, to keep the wheels from lifting off the ground on major acceleration take-offs.....lol

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WOW! That must be one Nasty car,,, The original owner must have used the concrete to weight the front of the car down, to keep the wheels from lifting off the ground on major acceleration take-offs.....lol

 

well the motor that we took out was a 302 so i don't know if there is any mods to it or not

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i was taking the motor and transmission out of my car and cleaning the rust to. when i found concrete were the engine goes. it was in the cross member, cross brace for the engine and in some other spots to

 

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i was taking the motor and transmission out of my car and cleaning the rust to. when i found concrete were the engine goes. it was in the cross member, cross brace for the engine and in some other spots to

Poor mans rust repair rofl

Center of gravity adjustment (I doubt it)

Sound Damping (I doubt it)

It never ceases to amaze me what people do to their cars...:shrug2:

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WOW! That must be one Nasty car,,, The original owner must have used the concrete to weight the front of the car down, to keep the wheels from lifting off the ground on major acceleration take-offs.....lol

 

 

That was my facetious first thought ballast. :D rofl

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Maybe it got "driven wrong" at some point and they hosed off all of the offending concrete before it hardened but could not get to all of it.

 

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Hmmmm..........

 

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Maybe a teenager was to broke or not smart enough to figure out how to lower the frontend. Maybe a disgruntled wife decided to fill the car up with concrete for her cheating husband and that little bit didnt get cleaned up in time?

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Maybe a former owner worked in construction or something. I can see somebody driving regularly where some excess wet concrete was spilled, and it splashes up under the car, and builds up over time where you can't clean it out. Maybe even built up in there as a powder and hardened over time through humidity, driving in rain, etc.

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I know of a 68 fastback that was totaled due to fire (insurance fraud), then bought back for restoration several years later. Part of the roof was dented and filled with concrete. They detected it when they stripped the paint.

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It could of been a movie car or stunt car of some sort where they added the concrete for some type of ballast.

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i don't know but it was weird when i found concrete in the front end. but its going to go cause im taking a hammer and i screwdriver and getting most of it out

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James Bond Alley car :huh: Better get a Marti report on it..Ya never know what you may have

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Take your time in the removal. Don't want to bend anything. My guess, drove through fresh cement and missed the front end where you can't see.

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well my son has been chipping it out , front crossmember ,bumper brackets packed with it ... to me it doesnt look like it was put there for any reason not confined to one area ,,, when i got car rf drum was missing and could see were car had dragged and wore backing plate flat ... possible wheel come off drove into wet concrete and when was cleaned off never got cleaned in some hidden places ???? not sure but it adds a ton of weight

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Keep him at it! It builds character. My dad told me so when I was in my teens.

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well my son has been chipping it out , front crossmember ,bumper brackets packed with it ... to me it doesnt look like it was put there for any reason not confined to one area ,,, when i got car rf drum was missing and could see were car had dragged and wore backing plate flat ... possible wheel come off drove into wet concrete and when was cleaned off never got cleaned in some hidden places ???? not sure but it adds a ton of weight

I'd love to see pictures of this mess!

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well my son has been chipping it out , front crossmember ,bumper brackets packed with it ... to me it doesnt look like it was put there for any reason not confined to one area ,,, when i got car rf drum was missing and could see were car had dragged and wore backing plate flat ... possible wheel come off drove into wet concrete and when was cleaned off never got cleaned in some hidden places ???? not sure but it adds a ton of weight

I'd love to see pictures of this mess!

 

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That sounds really wierd. Must have been a bit of a shock.

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