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Old 11-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
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Front end core support

Ok so need help, can anyone explain to me how you can change the front core support? It's bent from a accident. So it messes my headlights up so I have to put a new one on. Thanks

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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Have you ever done collision work? It's a lot of work to change that. Trust me I've been doing it for 18 years. Make sure you buy the new 1 first. Then cut the spot welds from the aprons and frame rails. Then clean all the metal shavings off. Prep all the weld spots and spray weld through primer on them. If I were u. Pre fit your rad support. With self tapping screws. Hang all your parts before you weld anything. Then if everything lines up take your parts off again and start welding. Do some practice welds on the old rad support and make sure your welds are laying down like a puddle. If it's splattering a lot keep adjusting the welder


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Have you ever done collision work? It's a lot of work to change that. Trust me I've been doing it for 18 years. Make sure you buy the new 1 first. Then cut the spot welds from the aprons and frame rails. Then clean all the metal shavings off. Prep all the weld spots and spray weld through primer on them. If I were u. Pre fit your rad support. With self tapping screws. Hang all your parts before you weld anything. Then if everything lines up take your parts off again and start welding. Do some practice welds on the old rad support and make sure your welds are laying down like a puddle. If it's splattering a lot keep adjusting the welder


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Thanks for the info. Holy crap that does sound like some crazy work. If in were to take it to a shop what do you think think it would cost me. It'd for a 94 GT 5.0 BTW. Thanks

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I'm not gonna lie it'll be expensive. If you're trying to save $ try posting an ad on Craigslist and see if someone will come and do it in your garage. Ask to see pics of his work. If he has tons of pics of cars he's cut up and fixed he's gotta be able to handle that job. Cause a rad support job will take a good tech a couple hours


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I'm not gonna lie it'll be expensive. If you're trying to save $ try posting an ad on Craigslist and see if someone will come and do it in your garage. Ask to see pics of his work. If he has tons of pics of cars he's cut up and fixed he's gotta be able to handle that job. Cause a rad support job will take a good tech a couple hours


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Old 11-01-2014, 03:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help buddy

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Old 11-01-2014, 03:59 PM   #7
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No problem.. If u run into any issues shoot me a msg


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No problem.. If u run into any issues shoot me a msg


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Old 11-01-2014, 05:50 PM   #9
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No doubt. I probably will with this project lol

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Old 11-01-2014, 06:59 PM   #10
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Lol!! Don't be skrrrd its just work


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Old 11-10-2014, 02:08 PM   #11
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I have a 94 mustang with baer big brake kit on the front and its been sitting for awhile and now the rotors are rusted (sat for 22 months) do i have to use a certain rotor for that kit or can it be any 13 inch rotor?

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I'm not sure you gotta get with a mech on that. Is it surface rust. Can it be cleaned off?


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I don't think so. When I parked the car 22 months ago it was winter and I'm think with all the salt and stuff and then all the seasons it went through outside. Maybe it was best to get new ones.

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Oh got ya. You live up north. I'd ask a mech. I do collision work. So I'm not 100% sure. Don't wanna lie to you


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Did you get the front end fixed?


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Yeah I live in PA. No not yet I actually found a whole front end core support with the fender wells and all. So I'm gonna go that route. After my accident I was driving down the highway and my hood completely flew off ripping the hood hinges out leaving Huge holes. So those have to get fixed so why not do the whole front end. I have a lot of blood sweat and tears into the car lol so I wanna fix it.

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Wow!! That's gonna be a good amount of work bro. Make sure u find an ASE cert collision tech to do it and is high quality minded.


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Oh absolutely. But I think it's going to be worth it. I love my car and it's a long project that I'm going to see through but thanks for all your help much appreciated

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No problem good luck. Post pix I wanna see how the process is going.


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I absolutely will. This thing won't let me post pics for some reason. I tried to post a couple and it won't let me but I'll keep trying

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Why not have the rotors turned on a lathe?
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Is that to have them machined?

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Yes they can just resurface them with a light cut so as not to take off too much meat.
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Oh that sounds better lol. Maybe I'll ju add t do that. So most machine shops do, that?

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Most any brake place with resurface a rotor for cheap. They will also let you know how bad it is as it might not be bad at all.
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ok cool bro. Thanks for the help I appreciate it.

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Ok cool bro, thank you for the help

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