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car was in acident... worth rebuilding?

Discussion in 'Suspension / Steering' started by aluwolf, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. aluwolf

    aluwolf Active Member

    I purchaced my celica a few months back after it was in a crash. I noticed recently that the front subframe is out of allignment and the 2 front bolts are at an angle (not sure of the others as I havn't checked yet) I will take pictures of my car and the subframe durring the day today.

    I am hoping to rebuild the car and maybe modify it slightly but am not to sure of the chassis at this point.

    I know the engine mounts were damaged in the colission it was involved in and the chasis bushings that are between the subframe and chassis are torn but unsure of other dmage done. Could it be put on a frame straightener to realign the bolts or would i need a new subframe or should i find another and use this as a parts car?

    I will post pictures this afternoon of the subframe and bumper area.

    are there any other areas I should take pictures of to be more helpful?

    Thank you all for the help ahead of time :D
  2. aluwolf

    aluwolf Active Member

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    These are the best pics i can take currently. Do you all think it is worth rebuilding?
  3. Alexg

    Alexg Well-Known Member Donated!

    Mines been in a couple of stacks, up the back of another car namely before i got it. half the bonnet pushed up, radiator support bent to the buggery.
    "Write off" obviously, but we bent it back easily enough and a trip the the wreckers for new panels and it was all good.

    It *Looks* repairable, but you want a mechanics opinion, as he can actually look at structural things in person and determine whether its ok or not.

    Just try to be as logical as you can about it, cost vs gain. Ive spent a lot on my car, but i did it because i was as much interested in working on cars as i was in having a car i could drive.
    As if youre not careful it can turn into a good money pit.... Saying that the money some people spend going out on weekends i spend on my car instead, so whatever gives you enjoyment :D
    Just something to keep in mind.
  4. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    that will have to hit a frame machine. doesn't look good
  5. CelicaSteve

    CelicaSteve Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    Agree with Willie ( Mafix) in the above reply. As you said, buy yourself another and use it as a spare. I'm sure if you try and fix this up, you'll come across other issues along the way and it'll just eat into your bank account.

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