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I plan on getting new parts from BWeavy tomorrow but.... Is this radiator support and latch plate fixable? Would a body man be able to straighten these out so I can keep the original pieces. It all comes down to cost. If they have to put too much labor hours in to fix them it isn't worth it compared to getting a salvage piece. Look at the pictures and blow them up to see what you think. I don't know what magic body shops can work but maybe someone out there does.

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Yes if you have the skills.
The latch is a piece of cake.
The rad support,more work if you're good.
Otherwise just get a good support and be done with it[maybe aluminum?].
 

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Brian said he has an aluminum piece. How much work is involved in putting it in so it fits right? I read stuff in the past that made them sound like a bitch to get right.
 

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It might take a while depending on who does it[Brian tells me it's not that hard].
Get one,clean and paint it and install.
The latches look like the mounting ears just have to be tweaked.
Maybe you should get Brian to put it in.
He knows what he's doing. :)
 

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Brian is pretty busy so I don't want to take up his time. I can do the install...no problem. As far as straightening things...I have no clue!
 

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Personally, I would get a replacement piece, it will be nearly impossible to get all that damage straightened out completely..
 

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Thanks for the parts Brian! I knew I would forget something while I was there. I need the bumper trim rings for the signal lights held by two screws. Figures! I still need to check that upper radiator piece out to see if it is useable and will let you know. First thing first though and that is pull the motor and get it all squared away before I put the front end back on :)
 
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