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Old 05-18-2017, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the feedback on the exhaust.

Really tough when it's been in the family since new like that. . was that way too when I got rid of my first car, but I didn't have a choice.
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How much are you debating on the skid plates for? But if I were you I would keep an eye online for a used one and build off of it. It might not be the same but we all know that the same heart is going into it.
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How much are you debating on the skid plates for? But if I were you I would keep an eye online for a used one and build off of it. It might not be the same but we all know that the same heart is going into it.
yeh it's true. Maybe some day I will buy another blazer. But for right now, I'm not ready. Once I decide what I'm going to do with it, I will let you all know. I would rather see you guys get those skid plates and enjoy them than some random guy.

But my dad used to work in a body shop. He has a few ideas he is willing to try to see if he can get the frame to straighten out. It might pull out ok, it might not. But my blazer is definitely worth trying for. I spent a lot of time on it. Most used ones for that price probably won't be as nice as that one. I have to see where it goes first. After this blazer though, there will always be a spot in my driveway for one
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Alright nothing solid yet. we have been working on unbending the frame since friday. a couple wood 4x4's and a bottle jack between the front leaf mount and rear shackle and a torch and hammer has actually helped a significant amount. the kink in the frame from the side is now almost completely unnoticeable the quarter has pulled back in again. the back right door now opens and closes again.

My dad and I got 2 new leaf springs on friday from the local u-pull it for $100. while we were there we saw another green blazer like mine with a very good looking rear bumper extension. we will be coming back for that. It is now sitting on the ground with one replacement used leaf pack on it. that was the bad side and the side that broke.

it is looking like it may not be totaled after all. the gap between the rear right door and the roof is now gone. The trunk pan popped back to being straight again for the most part. the only problem is that the rear hatch does not close. my dad's theory is that once we unbend the left rear frame rail that the tailgate should line up good again and we wont have to adjust it. So we will try doing that. Other than that, the blazer can be driven again. all it took was $140. of course the bumper and the quarter panel will still be damaged but at least it can be driven again
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Sounds like determination! Good luck And glad she's not a loss. I'm surprised the rear window didn't shatter went the body crimpeled​
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Are any of the doors or the hatch bent?
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Are any of the doors or the hatch bent?
the doors were a little bent but we were able to get them to bend back and adjust the hinges with a wood block. They all open and close fairly decent. The rear glass does not close perfectly but does close. We are still working on it. We got the other frame rail unbent and the gap between the tailgate and the quarter panels look about normal. Took it out for a drive last night. Slight pull to the right but other than that it drives fine. It's not going to be daily driven for a while but everything still works fine
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Wow, just incredible that looks like you'll be able to put it back together. Glad it looks like you'll be able to hang on to it for many more years then.

Might be worth while to have a body shop put it on a frame jig once you get it close. Should take care of that last little bit for everything to line back up, and to track straight again on the road.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:04 AM
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After seeing the post accident pictures I thought there would be now way you would be able to fix it. Sounds like I might have been wrong.
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