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What happen to my frame?

Hi Guys,

I found this under my GT, looks like someone did a cut on my frame, dont understand why!!!!

THe only thing I recall is that the dealer that changed my oil last time washed my car for free




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Cut frame? Mustangs are unibody construction. There is no frame to speak of. We can answer your question better if you post a pic.


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That doesn't look like a man made cut. It looks like the floor pan bottomed out on something that didn't give. I say this because of the surface damage to the plastics in that area and the scratches on the other parts of the floor pan in your photos.
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That doesn't look like a man made cut. It looks like the floor pan bottomed out on something that didn't give. I say this because of the surface damage to the plastics in that area and the scratches on the other parts of the floor pan in your photos.
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Plus I don't know why anybody would go around cutting metal under a car. If somebody wants to get back at somebody and take it out on their car they key it. Much easier and quicker. Plus they would want you to notice.

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Have to agree with Glocker - looks like something caught in the hole and then the car was shoved backward.

Are you sure this wasn't there before the oil change ??

Did you buy the car used - and maybe it was there already ??

Either way - I believe the affected part is structural in nature - you might want to get it migged up.

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A tire shop dragged my 2005 on the alignment machine ramps. It made contact just under the front seats, the butthead simply clutched, rev'd and popped the clutch to get the car over the hump dragging again. He didn't think a bit even to see if somebody was watching. I made so much vocal noise with attitude, the tech exited the car on the opposite side from me. The bay driveway at the machine slopes out and down away from the door, so when they drop the ramps they slope too far, at least for a Mustang.

The damage only resulted in scratches, but the shop gave me one of the two tires for free, and dropped all alignment and extras charges. to make it up to me. the owner told me that the tech was new and forgot to put the wood boards on the end of the ramps. Wood boards? I've seen this done to trailer a car in an oddly sloped spot, but as a permanent more or less work-around in a professional shop? Seriously?

Any way, suspect the oil change tech making contact with one of the lift blocks left vertical. The damage is recent, no real rust. (I don't watch CSI for nuthin' LOL) Probably too late to try and stick it on them though. No witnesses. If I wait for service I have both eyes on the lift load and unload operation.


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A tire shop dragged my 2005 on the alignment machine ramps. It made contact just under the front seats, the butthead simply clutched, rev'd and popped the clutch to get the car over the hump dragging again. He didn't think a bit even to see if somebody was watching. I made so much vocal noise with attitude, the tech exited the car on the opposite side from me. The bay driveway at the machine slopes out and down away from the door, so when they drop the ramps they slope too far, at least for a Mustang.

The damage only resulted in scratches, but the shop gave me one of the two tires for free, and dropped all alignment and extras charges. to make it up to me. the owner told me that the tech was new and forgot to put the wood boards on the end of the ramps. Wood boards? I've seen this done to trailer a car in an oddly sloped spot, but as a permanent more or less work-around in a professional shop? Seriously?

Any way, suspect the oil change tech making contact with one of the lift blocks left vertical. The damage is recent, no real rust. (I don't watch CSI for nuthin' LOL) Probably too late to try and stick it on them though. No witnesses. If I wait for service I have both eyes on the lift load and unload operation.

Yeah I was wondering if this was lift related, but with the drag I ruled it out. I forgot about the pull on lifts though. That makes perfect sense looking at it and thinking about that process. OP Is your car lowered or have aftermarket wheels that make it sit lower?

How I forgot is beyond me as when I had a SLK350 a tire shop caught my front bumper on it. Both going on and off assumably, but I know coming off. They came and told me car was ready and I did my paperwork and just as I walked out luckily right by the bay my car was in I heard a pop and saw my front bumper move... As well saw the look on one of the guys in the shops face and knew something bad just happened. I inspected it told them what just happened. They tried to deny what I saw with my own two eyes... Luckily when I said ok hold on I will call corporate they said hold up let us grab our manager. Still he tired to beat around the bush and say it couldn't have been them. Finally as I was dialing corporate again he said okay okay we will cover it.

Why the long story. Well boils down to even if you saw it unless you have proof they may still try to not cover it. American customer service across all industries has gone so far down hill nothing surprises me anymore...

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Peeled that thing back like an old fashioned sardine tin. That's fairly significant damage to repair. Start raising hell see where you get.

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yeah something was tore out of that hole! a hook,tow? someone move car while hooked up?
did you buy new,or used? not happening while just doing oil change. the metal isnt that thick,but is enough that who ever did that knows it! good luck

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