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chassis pre-bent

hey guys. i was wondering how i could get my chassis "re-aligned" i bought the car with the chassis already bent. i.e. doors mis aligned. windows role up like crap. is it too late or is there hope? thanks


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I would try a major collision shop with a frame machine.

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i just wanted to know if the possibility was there and how much it might cost

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There's no way to guess at the cost, but it won't be cheap, frame pullers are very slow so it takes a lot of time, and time is money. If the damage isn't too severe it can be fixed close to new condition, but you'll have to talk to a good frame shop to find out for sure. It sounds like your damage is more toward the severe range so I would guess its gonna be costly if it can be fixed right. Keep in mind, no matter what a shop tells you, that due to the nature of metals, once a frame is bent it will never be as strong again no matter how expertly fixed, and it is very hard to get it right in all 3 dimensions.

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i figured that much. but if i can get it right again i can invest in subframes and what not to counter act that

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