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Re: front suspension damage



I would get ahold of the unibody/frame measurement specifications, and take measurements between the key points shown. This is what a body shop would do.
if your car took a very hard hit, hard enough to crack or split steel, it is likely it got tweaked or bent slightly out of shape — somewhere.
It’s been awhile since I did this to one of my cars, but crafty work with a bottle jack and some lumber can often push things back into spec.
Once done, a whole lot of other things become easier, like bumper mounts lining up, proper wheel alignment, panel fitment, and so on.

I can’t recall where I’ve seen these data sheets recently.  eBay?

Dan Davids
Seattle



On Jan 23, 2017, at 2:40 AM, neal zimmerman <neal.zimmerman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Motors out so i am going to clean, degrease and repaint engine compartment. Yesterday i notice two little cracks in the inner fenderwell metal down below  the upper shock end.  Also a slight bulging of the metal  when compared to drivers side. I got up   under the fender and sure enough the two cracks are  near the upper control arms pivot point.  The spots are behind the u-channel shaped piece that the  UCA pivot bolts pass thru and higher up the shock strut passes thru. My guess is that the car took a hit and this was the result. I looked it all over and cant see any bending of the frame rail or anything in the suspension but something has definitely happened.
  Any thoughts on what I could or should do??
   Neal Zimmerman, Eugene oregon

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