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Can the Fox frame be straightened?

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Old 08-03-2015, 05:23 PM
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so i saw my passenger door doesnt open or close easily. fixed the door latch strikers and it actually made it worse. the door to body line is wider at the top and it rubs on the fender at the bottom. there is a warping on the A pillar passenger side too. so the frame is bent. no accident history, just fox flex lol. is it possible/affordable/worth it to fix this??? its pretty annoying

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:17 AM
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Its possible. I recently fixed mine. I didnt put it on a frame machine though. Mine had wreck damage so I cut off the entire passenger side of the car and rebuilt it. That side actually fits better than the driver's side now. As far as cost goes, it depends on how much you like the car. There are plenty of fox bodies still around that you could use as a body swap.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:51 AM
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+1 ^^^

How sentamentle are you towards this car ?

On another thought, any other Foxbody may do the same thing at any time. If you fix yours, your done.
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i love the car alot. really want to keep it for a long time. how expensive is a frame machine job?
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:02 AM
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You may have to call a local body / frame shop and get a quote. Get subframe connectors put on at the same time if you don't already have them. They stiffen the whole car up and make a big difference.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:07 PM
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sure you dont just need door pins?
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:25 PM
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i already did the door pins and it made it way worse. like i said before, the a pillar is warped
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