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I have a 68 std couple. Years ago my son rear ended a suv with rear tire mounted on back and pushed in the grill, radiator, etc - all above the bumper. I’m finally getting around to fixing it. The core support was bent back a bit but generally in good shape and I’d like to keep it. I built a fixture and was able to tweak it back so it fits well with fenders and new hood latch and header. Problems remain with the diagonal braces (about 1/2” off) and the bottom of the hood latch support.

I’m wondering if there exist any drawing with dimensions of the core support. I found a page in AIM which shows the fender to fender mount dimension and location of the hood latch surface. I’ve also found some good pics of core supports and made enough measurements so I think I know what I need to do - but it’d be nice to have some good specs.

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Thanks - I'm doing this in my garage and don't have those kinds of machines. In any case, the header, hood latch, and hood were damaged beyond repair - so not sure what would have been pulled to what without replacing them first? maybe I misunderstand. The subframe is straight/square.

I could, of course, replace the core support and not mess with it but I don't do this stuff because it makes sense - I do it because I'd rather solve this type of problem than do crosswords. I have luxury of doing this as a hobby and not a business. I do appreciate the response.
 

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Some damage can be repaired without a frame machine depending on the hit. Hits are always evaluated before any work is done. If you have plenty of time, then buy the adjacent damaged parts and spend the time fixing the radiator support. I would just replace the support.
 
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