Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA & Seattle, WA
96SS10 is offline
how to tell if my frame is bent?
I bought my truck last year, daily drove/drive it since, been sitting for about a month now though. Am going back and forth on spending my money on building it or selling it. It's a rare truck and I love it but I kinda want something else in the "car" category...but thats neither here now there right now.
When i bought it, i noticed the grill was cracked. no bid deal. started taking parts off the front end. the core support is smooshed in slightly, the hood has a much larger gap on the pass side vs drivers, the whle bed box sits slightly ajar compared to the cab if you look VERY closely, the front metal bumper is smooshed in slightly to the the drivers side and most recently while doing more tear down i found theres what looks to be junkyard chalk pen on the inside of my SS foglight bumper lip meaning it might not be the original one...If I dump like $4K into it for an LSx or whatever engine build I choose to do I dont want it to have major frame issues down the road. I'd also like everything to line up clean and not have gaps/overhang/crooked pieces. I'll post pics when work scheddy allows. also if this is the worng place, I apologize now but there isnt any "frame" section to post in.
i dont want to pay a shop $500 to tell me I'm screwed.
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