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post #1 of 6 Old 05-05-2015, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Muffler shop cut the frame on my 2003 SSR

Please excuse a non Camaro question. Turns out the technician at the muffler shop made two long cuts into the frame when installing a catalytic converter on my 2003 Chevy SSR( I guess so he wouldn't have to drop it when welding) The pictures are before the second shop fixed the cat and finished the frame welding. Muffler - Chuck DUckworth
I have researched and been told by frame shops that you can't use heat to fix a frame making her unsafe to drive and a total loss but the muffler shop is balking and saying it's fine. I am having a problem getting anything in writing from a frame shop of Chevy saying using heat on the frame is allowed. Does anyone know if such a guideline exists?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-06-2015, 10:09 AM
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Get a lawyer they're liable

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Get a lawyer they're liable
I agree, we'll see if they own up to it before paying for an attorney.
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Cutting and welding of frame components is common in the up fitter market. Up fitter guidelines exist, try to find an up fitter guide for S10 or Trailblazer. The SSR uses a lengthened Trailblazer chassis. Remember the vehicle is over 10 years old and the availability of a frame either new or used is not likely.

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I agree...seek consul on this one. That affected the entire vehicle now and can never be the same, and the SSR is already a collector vehicle due to the limited amount produced. Sorry to hear.
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They owe you a frame replacement.

James 1:25 Ordered from Faulkner Chevy #NKCF02 1100 5/8/9 2000, 3300 7/16/9 TPW 7/20,GOT MY (low) VIN! 4000 7/24/9 ,Picked up 8/7/9!!! Signed Litho #45. Car signed by FBodfather 2011. Service: Jennings Chevy in PA. We don't "drift", kiddies... we POWER SLIDE! MOTM/COTM Sept 2012 Pro Patria Vigilans.
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