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Old 04-08-2011, 10:36 AM
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Mike, often there is no measurement to go by when repairing a cars body or frame. So you start with what you know, if neither rail is "believable" you need to make one so. Either by fitting outer panels, along with cross measuring, along with visually looking for buckles or broken welds, or cracks, it's the big picture you are after. Using all these things you can determine if one of them is straight to then use it as your guide for the other side.

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