Re: I Bent my Baby
You may think this sounds insane, but it may work.
Open the door all the way, grab the end of it at the bottom and yank UP.
It may pull it back into alignment.
If not, then take it to a shop.
And people at car washes wonder why I threaten to carve the skin off their
balls if they try to drive my car with the door open......
"It's just a couple of greased up broads on a Chevy! Get over it!"
"Richard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
|I was backing up onto ramps and at about half way up the traction between
| the wheels and the ramps exceeded the friction coefficient between the
| and the concrete floor. You guessed it. The ramps literally shot forward
| about the back edge of the doors with the rear wheels hanging just off the
| ground. No obvious damage except for some scraps and dents on the
| of the side rails. Get the floor jack out and jack up the car to remove
| ramps. So far so good. As I had the drivers door open while I was backing
| I now go to close it and discover to my horror that the door latch and
| striker are at good 3/16" out of alignment. I've lowered the striker plate
| so I can close the door but now I'm wondering if I need to take my baby in
| to see how much the chassis is out of alignment. That seems to me to be a
| pretty big shift in the rear quarter of the car. Damn it's always
| I'm beginning to think that "Murphy" lives at my house.
| BTW, for those who responded to my earlier question about the a/c clutch
| engaging it turns out that the a/c cycling switch was faulty. Discovered
| this when I tapped the switch and the clutch engaged but would cut out
| I tapped it again. Cheap fix at $20.
| '94 GT 'vert
| Under Drive Pulleys
| Transgo HD2 Reprogramming Kit
| High Stall Torque Converter
| 4:10 Gears
| Gripp Sub Frame Connectors (welded)
| FRPP Aluminum Drive shaft
| FRPP M5400-A Suspension
| Laser Red