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This is a discussion on 2003 Impreza Crash Repair within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Okay, I've been looking up information on determining if the frame is bent and from what I can test, it ...

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    Okay, I've been looking up information on determining if the frame is bent and from what I can test, it seems to be all good and straight. But I still can't be sure because the control arm is throwing a wheel completely out. I'll see what I can do about recruiting other people's opinions locally.

    Seems like a cleaned up Plymouth these days is a pretty nice looking car.

    I'm not sure if I'll be doing all the body work on my own. I'd like to, but if/when I get up to that stage, I'll have to see how difficult it all is. Maybe I'll report on the adventure on this thread as I go. Thanks again for the uplifting words.

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    You can get a lower control arm from Rockauto for $76.00. Might be worth that to install it and find out how it does. I wouldn't blow money on it until it is in your name with a clear title though.

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    Is that in Australia Zoe? Yeah, I've been hanging to see if we can get this legal stuff sorted out so I can finally just start chipping away at the rebuild, rather than staring at the car and imagining how cool it would be to own.

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    No. That's in the US. I'm sure shipping would be severe for you. Shop around on line though, you may find one reasonably priced.

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    I have looked on ebay a little and found a set of left and right control arms for about $250.

    Also another thing to report - something that I probably should have checked a while ago, the R/H steering rack end is majorly bent. Luckily that's under $30 to replace.

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