<VV> what the hell was that? / Continued/ Twisted

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Sun Sep 16 10:27:12 EDT 2018

> "how do you tell if the car twisted from the impact?"

With a Corvair, it is simple.

1. Are there any new buckles in the sheetmetal of untouched panels? The 
Corvair has welded panels and a unibody structure, unlike the bolt on 
fenders of other cars, so all force is diverted to everything. If the 
force is great enough to be a concern, a buckle will show.

2. Looking from the front or back with the front wheels straight, do the 
front wheels and rear wheels line up the same?  See image.

Again, small twists can be fixed. It takes a shop who wants to work on 
older cars. Now, if it is rusty and there is no where to tie the frame 
equipment to the rocker pinchwelds, that is a whole different problem!

Frank DuVal

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