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Old 11-23-2009, 04:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think the expansion of the foam would break things. Interesting idea though.

The frame must have been changed in 1996 when they lengthened the wheelbase and again in 1999 when the suicide door was added.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You'd have to use a foam that wouldn't actually harden, I think. Something that could compress and bleed off the energy, rather than transfer it. It would basically mean the difference between punching a wall where there IS a stud, or punching it where there ISN'T.

If there's a stud there, it's instant decel, and it freakin hurts. If there's no stud, the drywall gives some, and deadens the hit. Doesn't hurt.
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I'm not dead yet!

I commandeered the garage today. After strippin' her naked, the frame damage isn't nearly as bad as I had thought.
There is a small kink near the strut tower and a larger one half way from the tower to the headlights. Neither seems to affect the suspension geometry.

A sawzall aided in opening the passenger's door.

The locking rods got jostled in when somebody rolled down the broken window, so I had to get at the latch. That panel had a big crack in it anyway.

After much stupidity and annoyance, I got the windshield out.

Safety glass is friggin amazing!

I'll probably make an attempt at popping the A pillar back into place with a forklift.

If it can't be done, I'm told the other tech at work is an expert welder.

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She's going to be a salvage project, then?

If you have to have your buddy weld the a-pillars, maybe go cut a roof and pillars from a junker, and do a chop-top using the OE windshield?
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She's going to be a salvage project, then?

If you have to have your buddy weld the a-pillars, maybe go cut a roof and pillars from a junker, and do a chop-top using the OE windshield?
The suicide door complicates pretty much every thing, so a chop is out of the question.

For the time being, I'm going to concentrate on removing the red roof skin. If I can get the A pillar fixed, I'll make up a vinyl roof and call it SCarlett DelSol

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