Rust, it's a car's worse nightmare—unless you count those flimsy, stick on, Buick wanna-be port holes. And if not properly removed—the rust and those stupid port holes—your car will never be any good.

Port holes notwithstanding, let's get back on track and focus on the rust that was mentioned. While spending some time at the AMD Installation Center, we had the opportunity to see the guys replace a very critical piece of any Mopar, the torsion bar crossmember. We all know that the torsion bars support the front end of your Mopar, but if the main crossmember that the torsion mounts to is bad, what's the point?

So, the guys at AMD had a customer's car in the shop that needed just such a repair. In our case, the extent of rust on the crossmember was not the problem; it was the absence of a large portion of the crossmember. So, after the car returned from media blasting, replacement was next on the agenda. This job can be done at home, but the AMD Center does this type of repair every day, so the choice is yours.

According to AMD, their crossmembers have the same metal thickness as OE, and feature correct contours, making these panels a great replacement product. The area holding the torsion bars will also accept stock size torsion bars.

So, let's cut, melt, and mend...