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What is this metal piece under my car?

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  • Mar 28th, 2019 2:47 pm
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What is this metal piece under my car?

Hey guys I wanted to know what this metal piece under my car is I have attached a photo thanks
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Think of the Childre…
Rust panel

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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it's typically used as a jacking point. I wouldn't really trust it considering the condition of it.
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That's part of the body of your car. It's the rocker panel pinch weld that joins 2 pieces of steel.
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Looks like a Mazda 3? My moms old Mazda 3 had same rust and my jack would crumble those pinch welds when jacking. Absolute POS.
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That's definitely a Flux Capacitor
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That’s quite the corrosion on the rocker panel/pinch welds. The jacking point already looks crushed or folded over. What car is this?
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ordered_chaos wrote:
Mar 28th, 2019 9:09 am
That’s quite the corrosion on the rocker panel/pinch welds. The jacking point already looks crushed or folded over. What car is this?
Some cars have a cutout that's reinforced for jacking, but could just as easily be crushed due to rust.
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RSXPrem wrote:
Mar 28th, 2019 8:29 am
Looks like a Mazda 3? My moms old Mazda 3 had same rust and my jack would crumble those pinch welds when jacking. Absolute POS.
ordered_chaos wrote:
Mar 28th, 2019 9:09 am
That’s quite the corrosion on the rocker panel/pinch welds. The jacking point already looks crushed or folded over. What car is this?
*GASP* i do believe it's the fabled pontiac g5/chevy cobalt
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superfigz wrote:
Mar 28th, 2019 10:11 am
*GASP* i do believe it's the fabled pontiac g5/chevy cobalt
If so, it's in amazing condition for what it is.
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engineered wrote:
Mar 28th, 2019 10:29 am
If so, it's in amazing condition for what it is.
LOL so true, I have an 06 with over 200,000km and it's WAY worse than this. There's a reason I stopped changing my own tires, even after trying a pinch weld adapter.
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superfigz wrote:
Mar 28th, 2019 10:32 am
LOL so true, I have an 06 with over 200,000km and it's WAY worse than this. There's a reason I stopped changing my own tires, even after trying a pinch weld adapter.
On rusted cars like that I spread out the load with some wood, or jack it up from a suspension hard point.

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