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Fiero Crash- frame straighting by Drychel
Started on: 10-05-2013 02:45 PM
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Last post by: BlackEmrald on 10-06-2013 10:26 AM
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Report this Post10-05-2013 02:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DrychelClick Here to Email DrychelSend a Private Message to DrychelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Has anyone had frame pulled on a fiero . Is it possible

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Report this Post10-05-2013 03:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackEmraldClick Here to Email BlackEmraldSend a Private Message to BlackEmraldEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, just about all frames are fixable, regardless of damage. All you have to have is a professional frame rack and measuring system, and the manufacturer specifications.

I am a certified entry level frame technician, so I can say yes it is possible.

It is my opinion that it is not worth it to straighten a bent frame. It would cost several thousand dollars, and require COMPLETE disassembly of the car down to the frame. There are plenty of rust free frames available in the South that could be had for virtually nothing.

PLEASE don't try to fix a frame yourself by hooking it to a tree or whatever. Collision repair shops restore the crashworthyness of a wrecked frame that you likely won't do (or can't do). Think what would happen if you crashed your car again after it had been improperly repaired and hurt someone (god forbid). You would be 100% liable.

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Report this Post10-05-2013 04:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DrychelClick Here to Email DrychelSend a Private Message to DrychelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not doing it my self don't worry. Car runs and drives no leaking fluids. Just allot of plastic damage the passenger door is a little tight but opens and closes. Thanks for the info. Insurence is looking at it .

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my 87 was hit left front.

Whindshield broke and upper frame was bent in about 2 inches.

shop put it on the rack and straighned it out for $400.00.

was told it "pulled hard" and took 4 pulls.

They did a good job.

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Thank allot for for the cost big help

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Report this Post10-06-2013 10:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackEmraldClick Here to Email BlackEmraldSend a Private Message to BlackEmraldEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Most shops charge 80-90 an hour for structural and 30-50 and hour for disassembly.
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