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I had a similar incident 2 months ago with my 951- left front banger. It bent everything forward of the strut towers. Did your frame bend enough to throw off the frame alignment between the front and rear? If not, that frame is salvagable.

We got a donor car, cut out the bad stuff from my car and welded in the good stuff from the donor car. Cost me $400 for the section of the donor car, plus another $1000 for the grafting. Now, you never know the car was damaged!

Granted, with body parts, new radiator, coolant tank, hoses, oil coolers, etc, I'm now up in the $5500 area, but I went with new fiberglass, deleted the headlights and did some "while I'm at it..." stuff.

I estimate a 2-300lbs weight loss off the front end. Seeing most track guys would at least consider spending $5K to make their car considerably quicker on the track, I figure it was all worth it.
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