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    frame question

    i wanted know when a specific part of the frame gets bent does the whole frame bend or just the part that gets hit?

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    Depends on how hard it was hit and where.
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    well i hit the the front of it on somethin and it bent the bumper and when i looked at it the passenger side is straight but the driver side in the front from the steering box forward is bent up about 2-3 inches and it curves to the right about what it looks like a couple degrees id say about 5-10 degrees its barely noticeable cuz i didnt notice it til last week when i was lookin under the hood

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    You prob only bent rhe front frame horns. You should be able to bend it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragnblazer View Post
    You prob only bent rhe front frame horns. You should be able to bend it back.
    Yep, what he said. ^
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    pictures of damage?
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    yes i have pics of damage on my car domain page and on my phone when i get to a comp i will repost pics on here i think i made a thread on here a while back but i will repost more updated pics this time

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    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/323725...-blazer/page-5
    here is the pics after i had replaced the whole front end

    this is the before pic

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    Ouch!
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    the frames will bend in various spots.. its usually after the control arm before the body mount.. but it still really depends on how it was hit. the bumper side brackets can do some damage to the frame when the bumper is hit. it all depends..

    level the truck as best as you can and measure the frame rails to the ground. then measure the fender lip to the ground...

    by doing this you can compare... so lets say this...(random number)

    frame rail to ground:

    -left side :10 inches
    -right side: 12 inches

    fender lip to ground:

    left: 18
    right: 20

    ---- you can see that from left to right there is a consistent 2" difference

    with those numbers you can compare and see that the frame rail isnt bent up, nor down. so basically if you get the same difference from measuring point left to right the rails are ok.


    also if you can get underneath do a X measurment and see if they are with in spec.

    in the pic the fender gap under the door is very wide... that makes me think the front frame section is bent up where the rad support mounts, again do some rough measurements and see what ya find, but from seeing the pics it looks like something is bent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragnblazer View Post
    Ouch!
    yea it looks like its really bad from the pics but it was the actual impact that hurt the worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatfarmer2 View Post
    the frames will bend in various spots.. its usually after the control arm before the body mount.. but it still really depends on how it was hit. the bumper side brackets can do some damage to the frame when the bumper is hit. it all depends..

    level the truck as best as you can and measure the frame rails to the ground. then measure the fender lip to the ground...

    by doing this you can compare... so lets say this...(random number)

    frame rail to ground:

    -left side :10 inches
    -right side: 12 inches

    fender lip to ground:

    left: 18
    right: 20

    ---- you can see that from left to right there is a consistent 2" difference

    with those numbers you can compare and see that the frame rail isnt bent up, nor down. so basically if you get the same difference from measuring point left to right the rails are ok.


    also if you can get underneath do a X measurment and see if they are with in spec.

    in the pic the fender gap under the door is very wide... that makes me think the front frame section is bent up where the rad support mounts, again do some rough measurements and see what ya find, but from seeing the pics it looks like something is bent.
    i will do that when we had took it apart and i had really looked at it with the new core support it was leaning back toward the fan a little bit

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