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post #1 of 16 Old 07-06-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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79 Horizon k-frame

Just inquiring about where to buy one? in cant find anything online. or what years and models i could take one from as I am new to the horizon/omni family ! thanks !
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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

nice car, was this forsale on Kijiji in Ontario last year?
oh man, its got those fender blinkers like big Chryslers have.

Not sure on the interchange between years, hopefully 78 to 90

is the current part cracked or rusted? if its not rust maybe repair the current one.
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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

the horizon is an "L-body" in Chrysler terminology.

the K frames are L-body specific, and that family includes:
4-doors omni/horizon, 2-door charger/turismo , trucklet scamp/rampage
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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

I think i can fix it, just want a backup option just in case.

I do have access to a welder and I have decent fabricating ability, is there another subframe/kframe i could modify to fit?
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well I know you can't weld rust .. and that looks pretty rusty

I'm not intimately familiar with the early L body cars like your's but I do know one thing about the crossmembers

until 1984 the manual trans cars had a linkage pivot point on the crossmember for the shift linkage

in '85 this pivot point was moved to the top of the diff on the transmission

so K frames and linkages differ between 84&5

as for the sway bar , control arms or any other differences to my later car from your's . .. I wouldn't know of .. but I would not be surprised if there were some
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Just inquiring about where to buy one? in cant find anything online. or what years and models i could take one from as I am new to the horizon/omni family ! thanks !
You might try car-part.com which does a search at various junk yards. Nothing under "frame" but if you do a search for a door, several '79 horizons/omnis pop up. Maybe giving them a call might get you a decent K frame. Nothing to lose...

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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

also an automatic car crossmember will be slightly different
lacking the mount for the little dog bone bracket between the crossmember and diff found in the manual cars

- though it's a small simple weld on part
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Lol, well yes obv you cant weld rust, i meant would it be cost efficient for me to rebuild the affected area, or just to source a used one, which is another problem im having, i cant find a part picture, listing diagram anything on the crossmember.
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I found one from a 85 Shelby charger in Alberta.

Ed's Auto Salvage Can-AB(Westlock) Request_Quote 1-800-661-9033
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it's possible to section ~2" from an EEK K-member, narrowing it to fit the L ;

I would consider that an 'advanced' welding job ..
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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

I've read it's an inch and a half wider . but regardless the mount points on the eeK crossmember would also need mods to fit the l body

if you added your location O-P then at least you might get an offer from someone close by
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yes sorry I am Near Toronto
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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

it won't help now but I might have one available by next spring ..I'm planing to do those mount mods to install a daytona crossmember in mine
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it won't help now but I might have one available by next spring ..I'm planing to do those mount mods to install a daytona crossmember in mine
Is there a thread on said mod?

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it's possible to section ~2" from an EEK K-member, narrowing it to fit the L ;
What is an EEK ?
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Re: 79 Horizon k-frame

no thread I've seen , I just got some info from a couple of guys who have done it
(over on the TM site)

eek = most everything other than L body or vans

so shadow, K car , all versions, daytonas , le barons (all body types) lancers etc , all use the same front end "math"
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