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shawn_ruley
01-07-2009, 09:36 PM
turns out that one benefit of taking a trade at OC is that other trades departments will work on your junk for next to nothing:D

Im having a Jamaican class straighten out the frame and front clip on my '82 toy right now. They are also going to install the hood and fenders that I bought off slacker a while ago[36]

as some of you know, I had a bit of an incident when I trusted my truck in the hands of the guy who I bought it off of.

...this was the end result
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/bassplayerguy/ouch-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/bassplayerguy/ouch2.jpg

they spent today doing an analysis on it and found that when the guy I bought it off of (who will remain unnamed) welded the new rear frame section on, he was off by about 9mm:eek: I knew that there would be a chance of that when I bought it and theres not much that can be done about that but the weld is good and solid so Im not too worried about it.
Ill post pics as they progress with it:happy0045:

slacker
01-10-2009, 05:34 PM
finally huh !! .. sure wish I could have "fit ya in " .. I love this vintage .

I look forward to the pics..

dirka dave
01-10-2009, 05:50 PM
Looks fine to me...

shawn_ruley
01-12-2009, 09:59 PM
well they got her on the frame jig...cant wait to get her back[36]
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/bassplayerguy/DSCF1002.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/bassplayerguy/DSCF1005.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/bassplayerguy/DSCF1001.jpg

youngun
01-12-2009, 11:24 PM
are they strightening the frame for free? i got one that is really bent that they could use to practice on aslong as i get it back better and still usable

dirka dave
01-13-2009, 02:19 AM
How bad was it ?

FINGERS
01-13-2009, 03:52 AM
cmon Dave its an 82............

dirka dave
01-13-2009, 01:29 PM
cmon Dave its an 82............


And ??? :dontknow:

Mine hae been bent since new....:D

shawn_ruley
01-13-2009, 03:19 PM
are they strightening the frame for free? i got one that is really bent that they could use to practice on aslong as i get it back better and still usable

the labour is free, I just have to pay for any materials or supplies that get used. The instructor told me that it would probably be about $40 when its all said and done.

All you would have to do is go to the college and talk with one of the instructors. Might take a while though because pretty much all the students at the college have something for them to work on.

How bad was it ?

If you look at the head on picture you can see how far off the hanger is from the straight edge on the hoist.
This happened when I let the guy who I bought the truck off of drive it. He ended up driving it into a ditch and bent the drivers side frame rail just in front of the front shackle.
The damage was mostly cosmetical though. This happened about a year and a half ago and I have still been driving it every day.