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Old 10-11-2003, 11:01 PM
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frame straigtening

I have a 66 Impala and the frame had been tweaked a little before I bought it. The car had been hit on the driver side front. The cars allignment is fine. My question is. Can frame shops get frames back within factory tollerances??? I only need the framed fixed so my bumber lines up correctly. Other than that, it is not affecting my front end at all. And what are the cost of frame shops?? Is there a normal setup fee?? And do they charge by the hour or have a set rate?? ...... Thanks.........

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Old 10-12-2003, 12:09 AM
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One hour setup time would be an ballpark to start and sounds like another hour should be enough for a pull . Are the fender to door gaps ok? Are they even and about the same as the back edge of the doors to body/rear door on both sides? Same with the hood etc? Is the problem with the bumper side to side or up and down? Got any pics? Rates vary from $45 to $85 an hour depending where you are.

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If it`s just the frame horns, it would be a simple pull.
Sideways or up and down,you could do it at home. If your worried about alignment take it to a frame shop, like Milo said a one hour setup fee and about one hour to do the pull, sounds about right.

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Old 10-13-2003, 01:53 AM
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Frame Horns

It is only the Frame Horns. I just need to get the driver side frame horn straighten so the bumber will line up correctly. The bumper sits in on one side more than the other. I took the motor out of the car this weekend to shave the firewall and get the car completly preped for paint and interior. I just figuren now would be a good time to get the frame horn fixed...... Thanks for the info.......
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Old 10-13-2003, 03:26 PM
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Yes, a pull straight forward with a little heat at that kink will do it. need to tie the car down on a rack, 2-3 hours
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Old 10-13-2003, 08:40 PM
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good deal!!!

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