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Hey everyone.

 

I live in Colorado, and I use my Z as a daily driver. Its a 1983 280zx Turbo, T-tops ect.

 

Recently this winter slid on the ice into a curb at probably about 20 MPH. 

 

Moral of the story is driving Z's in the snow sucks. I bent the frame a bit. I have a wrinkle in the frame behind the wheel on the right front side. I can add pictures alter, but I am at work. 

 

At first I thought it was the steering rack, but it is just the frame (could be better could be worse) My Z is pretty rust free, but the frame is still a bit of a worry.

 

 

Would it be recommended to just see what can be done with a standard frame machine? 

Or should I look into offsetting with adjustments to the A-arm?

Recommendations welcome.

 

I ultimately want to strip the undercoating that is currently there and re-coat it with POR-15 or something similar.

If possible I'd also like to reinforce the frame rails, just for performance purposes, I do not intend to swap or do much other mods, I am keeping it stock as mechanically she is a dream with only 145k original miles.

 

 

I also need to replace the fender (Driver's front Quarter) Which I can get cheap, but I was curious as to the process of replacing. (Frame is more important at the moment)

 

 

 

Any recommendations are appreciated!

 

 

Thanks!

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Find a good frame shop and have them put it on the rack. If it's not too bad it should be an easy fix.

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