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Author Topic:   bent frame
posted July 03, 2003 04:43 PM
I have a metric frame car and the frame is bent in the rear. dont know exactly how bad it is but you can see it by eye. I have tubeing running from the back of the cage over the rear frame rails for support to make the rails stronger. my ? is do i need to cut that stuff off if i have the frame staightend or can that stay there and get staightend with the frame rail. and if the front is bent can i leave the engine bay bars in or remove them also. thanks for the help.

posted July 03, 2003 06:02 PM
it's always best to cut them out and start over for one thing that tubing as been stressed another it makes it very dificult to get the frame back with that bind on it and last this way you are 100% sure the chassis is not bound up somewhere else you'll be suprised at how far them bars can move when you take a good shot as soon as you cut them free they can move all over the place on there own

posted July 04, 2003 05:24 AM
Ask your frame shop. Just had mine straightened, and did'nt cut anything out. He straightened bars, sheetmetal, and frame.. It's amazing what a good frame shop can do.

redneck racing
posted July 04, 2003 09:42 PM
I agree with Merlin, we just had my buddys done and its as good as new. Sometimes straightning the frame is alittle easier and less time consuming. Eddie

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