My truck dead?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by houseofamon, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Altered Vector

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    Fenders are high strength steel. They're heated up all the time. Especially to pop out hail dents. Shrink stretched metal. Modern frames are hydroformed. They stick a tube of the steel in a mould. Pressurised water pushes the tub to the shape of the form. Ta-Da, frame rail. It's technically cold forged. Some frames have accordion crinkles along the very front. If it gets crushed its a one time thing on crash protection. It's not meant to be straighten back out. The entire rail needs to be replaced.

    I've been GM certified in frame repair. Nothing beats new. No matter how well you try to get it back that way. Close but not the same. If it was so, salvaged titled stuff would command more money. There's a difference and it can affect the vehicle. If a crashed vehicle doesn't bother you. That's ok to.
     


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  2. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    not all fenders are high strength. actually very few, mostly in some BMWs. Rear quarter panels are more common, majority of inner quarters. Ironically GM uses almost no high strength steel in their vehicles.

    The main issue is HSS is visually identical to regular mild steel. So it really depends on the shop.

    I understand what you are saying and I don't disagree. Especially with unibodies... well, maybe. A lot of them nowadays are have separate pieces, like framehorns, etc. that can be replaced.

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
     
  3. houseofamon

    houseofamon New Member TGT Supporter

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    Truck was totaled according to esurance.
     
  4. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Probably best.
    Have fun truck shopping.
     
  5. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Long as you weren't upside down in it....
     
  6. sidebite252

    sidebite252 Active Member

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    Man I just watched the video. Brake checkers piss me off!
     
  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Especially in the fast lane.
     

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