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Old 06-16-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
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is there anyway to bend a chasis back into shape. i have landed a jump very badly and landed right in the middle of the chasis. and bent it. it is a 3-5mm off of a flat surface.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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is there anyway to bend a chasis back into shape. i have landed a jump very badly and landed right in the middle of the chasis. and bent it. it is a 3-5mm off of a flat surface.

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remove everything and hammer it
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I honestly think that even if you got it straight again, the chassis has been weakend and it will bend easily if exposed to similar forces. What kind of vehilce is it for? I would also try and check ebay to see if people are parting out kits so that you can save some money that way. Good luck.
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remove everything and hammer it
Agreed. I tried to fix a bent D8 chassis in a 12-ton press but no matter how far I deflected it it would spring back. A 3-lb sledge hammer and some wood blocks to protect the chassis finally did the trick.
I did pick up another new chassis for cheap and decided to save the straightened one as a spare. You never know if it'll handle quite right after being tweaked.
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trash it! a Bent chassis will destroy your drivetrane, as well as clutch bell, spur gear, bearings,chassis braces, front and rear towers..It's just not worth it
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I know how to fix it - it will only cost about $100


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you need a new one bud
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i have rebuild my the car and placed everything back on the car. i have pushed it along the ground and nothing seems to be hiting or touching (thant shouldn't). is it still good.
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i have rebuild my the car and placed everything back on the car. i have pushed it along the ground and nothing seems to be hiting or touching (thant shouldn't). is it still good.
I wouldn't trust it but that's just me, I'd spend a few bucks and get a new one.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #9
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I had a LHS owner tell me to never tell he did this but he took the car, griped it at the front and rear and bent it over his knee till it was straight. It's not perfect and it takes a lot of force but it will help. The best way is just trash the chassis and upgrade it to BCE, matrix, or something like that.
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