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Old 12-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default Think my frame is bent G9

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out why my cart is leaning. I made a lift and thought I had done something wrong. I measured and measured and even bought new shocks thinking the spring may be weak in one.
I then started looking at the frame. I put a straight edge on the frame right under the steering box and boom, it looks like I may have found the problem. The first picture is the aluminum angle going across the frame rails (my straight edge). It looks like the right side is much higher. The second picture is the upper bend on the driver's side under the steering box and the third is the passenger side frame bend. The drivers side looks more flat and the passenger side looks more round.
Has anybody seen this before?
I'm not looking forward to fixing this.

This might explain why the drivers side tire is back more also, (closer the floor board/ mud flap)
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Think my frame is bent G9

Definitely looks to be bent. The driver's side shock tower looks like it's bent towards the top also. Appears as though the driver's side was run into something or hit by something.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: Think my frame is bent G9

Ya know, before I started building my yellow car, I measured the frame with a tape, looking for something that might be bent. That told me how much $ to spend. Mine was less than a 1/16" everywhere I measured.

Is that a crack in the power coat or tubing in the second picture?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Think my frame is bent G9

I've taken many golf car's to an automotive frame straightening shop for repair. Just be carefull with the cost. Ask up front for a "solid estimate", should be around 150.00
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Think my frame is bent G9

I think I will try and slice with a thin cutting wheel and use some heat and bars to straighten then weld back. I think what you are seeing in the second pic is a run in the paint. When I took off the body to do all this work the shock tower was bent down quite a bit, but never noticed it leaning.
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