1998 Mustang GT Frame Straightening

by BRIAN OSTEEN
(ALVIN ,TEXAS,US)

Question:

I AM RESTORING A 98 MUSTANG GT AND IT HAS BEEN HIT IN THE FRONT NOT TO BAD THAT YOU CANT DRIVE IT BUT THE COR SUPPORT IS BENT AND I NEED TO STRAITEN THE FRONT END BACK OUT.

I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO MEASURE IT AND GET THE MAIN PART OF THE BODY STRAIGHT AGAIN.

CAN SOME ONE HELP ME WITH THIS BECAUSE I LOVE THE CAR AND I ALWAYS WANTED ONE NOW I HAVE A BEAT UP ONE AND IM GOING TO FIX IT IF IT KILLS ME.

Answer:

To be blunt, the only way I'd recommend that you do your 1998 Mustang GT Frame Straightening, is to take it to a body shop and have it straightened with a proper machine.

Unless you have a shop that has a concrete floor that you can drill holes into, so you can add anchors it's going to be pretty much impossible.

Here's the other problem (and cost) 1998 Mustang GT Frame Straightening or any other uni-body Ford Mustang needs to not only have the right dimensions, but pulling equipment to bring the pieces into the right shape.

The way to save money, however, is to have them straighten the frame/unibody and then do the body work yourself.

That's still great sweat equity and will save you a bundle.

The other option, is to see if you can get your car into a high school or trade school body shop course, which can get you free labor (woo hoo ! ) and usually parts at cost.

Good Luck!
B.




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