Proper automotive frame repair is essential to any collision repair as it being the main foundation for the structure of the car and its various alignments. At Chatsworth Auto Body, we stand by our auto body and frame work. We will not begin repairs to your car until we have a plan on specific procedures.
Typically, automobile, or truck frame repair includes two basic steps:
During the process, the frame setup and pulling method must be in sync with one another.
Types of Frame Pulling
Depending on the vehicle’s damage and angle of impact, one of five types of frame pulling will be applied.
Frame Work Planning and Execution
Frame work is an art in of itself. And, like fine art, it requires specific tools and calculations to arrive at the correct measurement, in this case to straighten a vehicle frame back to factory specifications.
Typically, this process consists of the following steps:
Turnaround for Frame Straightening
The entire frame straightening process can take anywhere from 2 to 20 hours plus, depending on the damage to the vehicle. Two of the more involved repairs we’ve done were for two Ford F-150 Raptors.
The first, a 2013 version of the truck, ran into a ditch, resulting in the replacement of half of the front end. The repair consisted of a full overhaul of the chassis, including the removal of the cab, engine, transmission and suspension. Our auto body technicians then cut the frame in half, removed the damaged section, and replaced it with the new framework.
The second was a 2011 Ford F-150 Raptor which rolled at 80 mph while driving off road. We had to overhaul all the cab components in order to reposition the shifted race cage.
Whether you’re adventuring off road and end up in a ditch, or end up colliding with another vehicle, poll, or tree in the busy city Chatsworth Auto Body can make your car, or truck back to its normal state again. We are your auto body experts!