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Old 03-07-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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if anyone has a guide on how to put together the whole front end of a 93 SE, please post anything that will help. I'm pretty sure i can remember how it came apart, but if anyone has a guide or anything that can help i would appreciate it. thanks.

from the front fenders to the license plate... its in my avatar
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Chiltons #28200 for about 15 bucks. This is too detailed to walk you through here. Before you get too far, you may want to doublecheck your underhood dimensions, or nothing will bolt up right. I can give you those dimensions if you email me.

How bad was the original accident? What have you replaced?
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i bent the radiator support pretty good. motor wasnt pushed back, i rear ended someone at around 40MPH

i got a hood, two fenders, bumper, a new radiator support; everything that i need to put on. its not as bad as i thought it was, or maybe it is... i dont know. is that book just for rebuilding this car?
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No, Chiltons is the most reasonable route. There is only one manual specifically for your car, and that'* made by Pontiac.
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I can almost gaurantee you have more misalignments under the hood, and that your hood, fenders, and headlights won't line up right.
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i probably will, but i guess i gotta do it anyway. nothing some banging and cursing wouldnt help. thanks again!
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I just finisked repairing my car from a 20mph into a truck, My rad support was 4 inches back and 2 inches down, You've got to measure everything, I ended up perfect on height and 0.5mm off diagonally.

Will, make sure to give him the height one too, that was a lifesaver.
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i did 40 into the back of a hyundai, its probably at least 4-5 inches pushed back, 3 towards the bottom of the support. any tips on this damemorder?
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Pearl, shoot me an email with a detail of the damage, pics if you can, and I'll fire back the dimensions that saved Damemorder'* ***. He can give you specifics on how he did the body/subframe work.
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A Come-Along, A tree, And a Sledgehammer Just get the car to the angle you want it pulled, bring the come-along in till it'* pulling the car in park, with the parking barke on, and tap it. Now of course that'* really dangerous and all because the Come-Along might snap and sever your legs and all.... But I did it...
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