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subframe repair

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by K2e2vin, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I decided I want to ditch my blue CRX and fix up the red CRX(The CRX has an actual interior; locks work flawlessly, and has glossy paint). The red crx has a bent front and rear subframe. I'm not sure, but isnt the front frame bolt in?
     
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    The front "cradle" should be bolted in. Most likely the rear also. If it got hit hard, odds are you're going to have troubles bolting a square cradle back in there without some sort of pulling on the frame itself.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    The rear; the subframe looks like it took all of the hit. I'm not sure about the front one though, looking at the fenders it looks like its still straight; but the hood is a little hard to open(is this normal? the car has been sitting for 2 years I believe).
     
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    The hood not opening correctly could be an indication that the frame is out of whack but try adjusting it first. If you have the new sub-frame try measuring the distance from the center of the mounting holes and comparing the measurements to the chassis. Do the rear wheels appear to be at the proper camber/caster/toe? If ya got some pics I could probably tell ya more.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I talked to a frame repair specialist, even though the computer didn't show it, he said the front crossmember is bolt in. The hood, it turns out, just had some rust on the hinge.

    The rears are fucked, like +10 camber...the shop is going to pull it back into shape and I'm going to use a subframe brace.
     
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    IMO, a straight frame is more important than nice paint.

    id swap the interior and then plan for a paint job....
     
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    It's more than that; the one with the straight frame also has rust in the engine bay.
     
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