View Full Version : how to tell if frame is bent?

07-08-2006, 10:39 AM
how can you tell if the frame is bent? i dont think the car has been in any kind of a wreck. but i want to start working on it.

07-08-2006, 12:08 PM
What kind of car ?

07-08-2006, 03:26 PM
67 gto

07-09-2006, 10:44 AM
Measurements is the key! What you need to do is find the factory specs on the frame and take measurements to make sure its square. My chevelle looked fine when we got it, but when it came time to box the rails we found that the front cross member area was 2.5" over to the pass. side and 2" down. Not good! Needless to say we had it put on a rack and 98 hrs later and $5800 with some cleaning of the rails and smoothing, its fixed. If there is anything else I can help you with, just let me know. Goodluck

07-11-2006, 05:48 PM
****, $5800 might have gotten you an aftermarket frame, never priced them out though. glad you got it straightened out, UH yeah, you know what i mean.

07-11-2006, 08:48 PM
haha, yea, well an aftermarket frame will run you somewhere in the neiborhood of about 10k. The $5800 included boxing the rails, straightening, and some smoothing of the rails though. This guy was good and worth every penny. Goodluck and take some measurements. Also I don't know if that frame is the same as mine being an a-body an all, but if it is, let me know and I can send you a copy of the factory specs.

07-11-2006, 09:33 PM
theres a guy on ebay that sells frame shop measurments. thats if you ca't find them locally.