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Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by phyregod, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Well, I dug into the hatchie yesterday.. Replaced the hood, unbolted the fenders and removed the radiator support (that was a bit of a bitch, BTW) and found... to my horror, a little structure damage... It isn't bad, but I can't straighten it, not even with my "Acura Integra frame straigtening tool".. The front "Frame rail" on the passenger side is tweaked about half an inch right, and half an inch down. I got the sideways tweak out with the teggy, but I just can't produce enough lift to pull the frame upwards.

    So, I strapped the radiator and AC condensor in with ratchet straps and drove it to the body shop. They are going to hook it up to "THE RACK".. a machine that can bend and tweak entire cars at will. They hook up little eyelets along the car at key points, hook it to the machine, and hydrolics whip it into shape.. When I get my car back, It'll be as straight as the day it came from the factory..

    Cost? $360 bucks. Not bad, not bad at all. (They're even going to weld in my new rad support, too.
     
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    Dude, the more you talk about it the more I think you got torn a new one on that deal.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    yea, i think i got a tad of that there structure damage too.

    i need a new rad. support. in due time, in due time.

    post some pictures. i really like to watch as peoples projects come along.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    yeah, I got a new one torn on this civic.. but its ok, its a project car, and will make for mucho better before/after shots : ) It runs well, so far.

    I am documenting via digi cam... Lotsa pics.. Probably going to build a mini web page off of my main sight and link it to there.
     
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    thats what im doing.

    i get my shit for free. a porgram to build my site, the hosting... ftp accesss ALL FREE. cuz i work for the company.

    gede-anunya.com is my site so far.
     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I run paintballiq.com

    Neet place for paintball, it does need to be updated though.. Never got the forums up and running, and that killed traffic.. I pretty much just use it to hose pics of glade plug ins for smart ass posts...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Is $360 too much to straighten a frame and weld in a radiator support?
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    No it's not. Frame machine time is pretty spendy, normally.
     
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    360 is a good price. To bad you did not live near me i would do it for beer.
     
  10. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yeah, but after $355 worth of beer, my frame would be spec'd to a '78 LTD.



    Got it out of the shop btw, those guys are good.. straight as an arrow. You can't even tell that anything was ever wrong with it.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :thumbsup:

    Yeah, you got reamed on the car purchase deal, but at least you're happy. :)
     
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