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89 with "Battle" Damage


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Guest JSBojanglz

So I picked up an '89 for a song...even though it had done battle with a Chevy .5 ton and had lost...:rolleyes:

I've gotten the front end off, but am stuck on how I should get the rest of the front end pulled away from the radiators. I'd appreciate suggestions. Please view pics below and feel free to ask questions. I'll do the best I can to answer them.

If links get bothersome, let me know and I'll embed the images.

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Thanks, Guys!

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Guest steveskyhawk

Jason,

From what I see in the pictures; the damage (broken dogbone!) and corrosion make this a total. I'd say strip all the good parts or keep it intact if you have the room.

Lots of corrosion free, damage free cars in the desert southwest that can be had for little more than a song. If you see one advertised in the Los Angeles area let me know and i'll take a look at it for you.

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Jason,

From what I see in the pictures; the damage (broken dogbone!) and corrosion make this a total. I'd say strip all the good parts or keep it intact if you have the room.

Lots of corrosion free, damage free cars in the desert southwest that can be had for little more than a song. If you see one advertised in the Los Angeles area let me know and i'll take a look at it for you.

Ditto. I think you're gonna end up putting way more money into this car than you would if you just went out and bought a nicer, un-wrecked one.

my car had a slight bump (less than 10 mph) on the passenger side front bumper, I've replaced the bumper, but it went much deeper than that. It will hardly ever fit right again.

But it's always nice to have a parts car, and you can sell the parts that you won't be able to use on your other one. :)

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Guest Richard D

I hate to see a Reatta become a parts car but I have to agree with the other folks, unless you have access to a body shop, there is a 99.9% chance the unibody is bent and that would have to be straightened with the proper floor mounted jig. The labor and parts cost would be more than a nice driver.

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Considering that I am seeing rustfree and straight cars every day going for less than a grand, I am wondering why you want to do this ? "Because it is there" is a perfectly valid reason.

OTOH I have a rustfree 90 coupe that I am considering a parts car mainly because a sunroof cable is broken. Everything it needs is bolt on. Perhaps they are not so easy to find in Michigan but there are four on the local CL and only the 88 has real issues.

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