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LordDurock
10-08-2007, 12:15 AM
okay i have a 89 buick skylark limited with 20,000 miles one it. it got in a front end colstion. good things frame is not bent i measered and checked...........so i think i going to try and fix it. does any one know any thing about auto body repair. i can welt quite well so thats good....

what i need to

take a wrinkel out of the passger side front (not the quater painal but were it bolts to)
and i need to straint out the cross member thing that the the with the hood latch is bolted to.

i'll post picts soon but any help would be nice.


also if i drive this car for a mounth and fix what ever might show up from it being a "stored" viciele what would be a decent asking price aka what would yuou pay for it?

CieraSL92
10-08-2007, 02:29 AM
The thing the hood latch bolts to is the radiator support. Cut and weld a new one in is the only method of repair I'm aware of.

A wrinkle? What like a dent?

LordDurock
10-08-2007, 04:17 AM
The thing the hood latch bolts to is the radiator support. Cut and weld a new one in is the only method of repair I'm aware of.

A wrinkle? What like a dent?

not hums like pn old ladys face. a wrinkle.

as for the rad support no im wish i would have drilled out hte spot welds on that blue buick (the totaly sracped one) befor i sent it to the crusher so it looks like i be drill the welds and doing a lot of bending.

a1veedubber
10-08-2007, 05:40 AM
This is the damage to my coupe that was caused by an old lady running a stop sign back in 2005. If you look close you can see that the radiator support and also the apron panel were crunched a bit. I took it to a local body-shop and they straightened it all back out on a frame machine for a few hundred bucks. It was well worth it. It is important to note though, that the damage to the unibody structure on my car was almost non-existent, it only had a bent radiator support and apron.

The damage:
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/498000-498999/498754_8_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/498000-498999/498754_9_full.jpg

See the collapsed inner structure (the part that the vapor cannister sits on was smashed in):

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/498000-498999/498754_7_full.jpg

Getting it all lined back up! (thank you Rarecar for the 86 header!) :

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/498000-498999/498754_12_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/498000-498999/498754_14_full.jpg

Pontiac6ksteawd
10-08-2007, 05:48 AM
Sexy coupe you got there...