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      12-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
ahon_hassan
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Custom build need frame

I am looking for a frame to do a custom build can anyone give me guidance on where I should start. I have engine trans and all parts needed to start but my left side frame is damaged on the door. Let me know
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      12-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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I am looking for a frame to do a custom build can anyone give me guidance on where I should start. I have engine trans and all parts needed to start but my left side frame is damaged on the door. Let me know
Not sure about just a frame, but you could try copart.com for a donor car. I see lots of salvaged 128's and 135's with flood damage which should leave you with a decent frame. You can't buy direct from them without a dealers license, but they have links to different brokers on the website. I bought a salvaged e36 that I'm doing a v8 swap on and the process to buy was fairly easy.

You could also try to have the frame straightened most big body shops will have a frame rack that can get a car back to specs. You'd have to find someone experienced because it's easy to get it wrong.
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      12-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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I am looking for a frame to do a custom build can anyone give me guidance on where I should start. I have engine trans and all parts needed to start but my left side frame is damaged on the door. Let me know
Not sure about just a frame, but you could try copart.com for a donor car. I see lots of salvaged 128's and 135's with flood damage which should leave you with a decent frame. You can't buy direct from them without a dealers license, but they have links to different brokers on the website. I bought a salvaged e36 that I'm doing a v8 swap on and the process to buy was fairly easy.

You could also try to have the frame straightened most big body shops will have a frame rack that can get a car back to specs. You'd have to find someone experienced because it's easy to get it wrong.
Thanks for the advice and good lick with your build
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