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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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do you think this Elise has frame damage? old owner here?

looking into buying this is the old owner here? looking for info if frame is damaged? thanks! LOTU ELISE
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The pictures do not show the underframe. But from the looks of the drivers side front wheel I would say that pick up points for the A arms are bent. Which would be considered major frame damage

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The pictures do not show the underframe. But from the looks of the drivers side front wheel I would say that pick up points for the A arms are bent. Which would be considered major frame damage
x2.. Ask them for photos showing the front A-Arm mounting points. I bet at least one of these is bent. It just doesn't take much.
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looks worth saving to me.. what do you think?(depending on price)
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The front wheel has to be pushed in at least 6". The repair estimate is 21K, that's far more than a new clam and lights. I'd say this car shouldn't be back on the road but probably will be. I guess the question of worth comes down to what your willing to spend and loose later during re-sale, I'd just buy a good one instead.

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Why not ask wirewheel.com what they think? They're unquestionably the experts in this kind of scenario.

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Why not ask wirewheel.com what they think? They're unquestionably the experts in this kind of scenario.

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You could ask them, but wirewheel probably will be bidding on this.

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You could ask them, but wirewheel probably will be bidding on this.
That's the point. If wirewheel feels it's worth bidding on then it most likely is.

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That's the point. If wirewheel feels it's worth bidding on then it most likely is.

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My point was that if wire wheel is going to be bidding on it, they may not want to give advice that may increase bidders.

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My point was that if wire wheel is going to be bidding on it, they may not want to give advice that may increase bidders.

While they have every right to take that stance, they seem much more community-minded than that. I've wasted a lot of Hayes' time over the years and he never seems bothered. If I were looking for a project, I'd most definitely reach out to them. It won't hurt anything


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It would be great if someone in Dallas could get a look for us!
Would be willing to do this. Do they allow inspections? Would I need to be licensed?

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i think it would be nearly a mirical if the front suspension mounting points are not bent

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anyone knows how much it sold for?
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