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Old 10/08/2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ok, I have a pretty good idea on how to do the swap. i have all the parts necessary except the new support. I was just looking for advice on the swap itself and maybe some insight from someone on here who has done it before. Also looking for someone who would be willing to weld the new one for me when fitted properly.ive googled it,watched a few vids on how it's done and have a good understanding.. Like I said any help twords this issue would be a big help.


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Ok, I have a pretty good idea on how to do the swap. i have all the parts necessary except the new support. I was just looking for advice on the swap itself and maybe some insight from someone on here who has done it before. Also looking for someone who would be willing to weld the new one for me when fitted properly.ive googled it,watched a few vids on how it's done and have a good understanding.. Like I said any help twords this issue would be a big help.
Why helloooo good sir.....any chance you can give us a brief description of what year make model you have and what swap is going into the model you own....for those of us that don't know what you currently drive. Once that is established we can help out a bit more on what you need. A lot of it is straight forward stuff that will require some tools and definitely a good welder (which we have a few people in mind that can perform the job easily).

Let us know so we can further your current knowledge!


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Old 10/09/2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Yea I i guess that would help everyone understand if I posted the make, year.lol. Sorry bout that. Anyways it's a 91 integra. It was a minor fender bender to where just the support was Bent...The fenders and frame itself are completely fine. I literally just caught the tow hitch of a trailblazer.. I can try to post pics of the damage if needed. And again thanks for any advice!


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Yea I i guess that would help everyone understand if I posted the make, year.lol. Sorry bout that. Anyways it's a 91 integra. It was a minor fender bender to where just the support was Bent...The fenders and frame itself are completely fine. I literally just caught the tow hitch of a trailblazer.. I can try to post pics of the damage if needed. And again thanks for any advice!
lol no problem buddy.....we all make mistakes. Now, to answer your question the process is simple but does require patience and a keen eye for detail. Patience mainly because it does take a bit of time to pinpoint all the spot welds and then start drilling and an eye for detail because if you miss one or drill straight through it'll just prolong the process and leave ya not EVER wanting to do this again. We do have quite a few people you can contact to help with the welding (if you intend to have someone do the work in the end). Now, you can always buy a radiator support online for some change or you can ask any of us DA owners for one (I know for sure I have one you can buy and have cut up to where ever you need it.

I can post up later on some pics as to the tools needed.....although it is simple to do if you've NEVER done any body stuff (just as I have not) it does become a bit of a struggle to get stuff off.


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i would like to help with the welding but last time i welded something, this happened



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Old 10/09/2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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i would like to help with the welding but last time i welded something, this happened

One word:DAMN! That looks like no fun.lol.

Rodnie- I do need a new support. I have not found one close enough for me to aquire, seeing as how my car is wrecked.lol. How much do u want for the support itself an maybe you can pm me a price for even installing it also. If its cheap enough I would rather someone do it for me. The car does run fine so it can be driven to a garage if needed.


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Rodnie- I do need a new support. I have not found one close enough for me to aquire, seeing as how my car is wrecked.lol. How much do u want for the support itself an maybe you can pm me a price for even installing it also. If its cheap enough I would rather someone do it for me. The car does run fine so it can be driven to a garage if needed.
unfortunately I dont have a welder to get the job done as of yet but CAN hook ya up with the radiator support for sure. The car it is coming from is a 4 door but as we all know the front ends dont change on them. I will do a little price research in a few and get back to you...this way I don't over price it or under price it....even though under pricing is sometimes needed for these to be on budget. I will likely get ya set with Joe at 515 Customs for the welding since he is the man for the job...unless he is busy...lol

If i had a welder right now (which is in the works...lol) I would definitely help ya out!!

I'll get ya all the info needed sir.....til then, stay tuned and don't let Luis wed...not even JB Weld that on....he is only good at wearing skinny jeans and making sure my PUNKtuation is grammatically correct for these threads!!! lol ha ha


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I might have jb welded that rear end on. Maybe that's what happened. You never know.


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unfortunately I dont have a welder to get the job done as of yet but CAN hook ya up with the radiator support for sure. The car it is coming from is a 4 door but as we all know the front ends dont change on them. I will do a little price research in a few and get back to you...this way I don't over price it or under price it....even though under pricing is sometimes needed for these to be on budget. I will likely get ya set with Joe at 515 Customs for the welding since he is the man for the job...unless he is busy...lol

If i had a welder right now (which is in the works...lol) I would definitely help ya out!!

I'll get ya all the info needed sir.....til then, stay tuned and don't let Luis wed...not even JB Weld that on....he is only good at wearing skinny jeans and making sure my PUNKtuation is grammatically correct for these threads!!! lol ha ha
Awesome. This is exactly the help I've been looking for!


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Old 10/11/2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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Alright, Rodnie quoted me an extremely good deal for the front support. Should be picking it up this week or next and it seems it is also the same honey beige metallic color as my car. Kudos to that. Will be picking up jdm one pieces this weekend. The car should be getting fixed if not fixed by my birthday(11/20). Now.. 92 front bumper or mugen kit?(replica if I can't find real one.ha)


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