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I'm not sure what you are really asking, but that doesn't look like it hit the main frame. Just a guess, good luck
 

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I'm not sure what you are really asking, but that doesn't look like it hit the main frame. Just a guess, good luck
my dad had mentioned something about a frame that ties with the body, it's seperate from the main frame (I could be wrong about what he had said though.) But, if it's damaged it would be expensive to fix unless it's just like a reinforcement behind the body. I need to know if that other frame extends back through the body or if it's just something that will unbolt and you can rebolt a new one back on.

i hope that's a little clearer.
 

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my dad had mentioned something about a frame that ties with the body, it's seperate from the main frame (I could be wrong about what he had said though.) But, if it's damaged it would be expensive to fix unless it's just like a reinforcement behind the body. I need to know if that other frame extends back through the body or if it's just something that will unbolt and you can rebolt a new one back on.

i hope that's a little clearer.
Trailblazers are like any other real truck, not like a crossover or a car. They are body-on-frame not unibody. The body is separate from the frame. That's probably what your dad is asking.
 

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Trailblazers are like any other real truck, not like a crossover or a car. They are body-on-frame not unibody. The body is separate from the frame. That's probably what your dad is asking.



fairly certain that's what he was talking about.

I might be wrong.
 

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Did you visit the link I gave you and read the description for item #6?

There are a LOT more expensive parts broken in that Ebay listing. The AC condenser is a LOT more $$$ than the thing you're so worried about. Don't fall in love with a $1000 car that may need $3000 worth of work.
 

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how much would an AC condensor run me you think?:duh:
Seriously, if you've got the horsepower to be rebuilding a wrecked, salvaged vehicle, you need to develop your own way of finding parts and their costs besides asking us on a forum one part at a time. In general, we're helpful folks, but this will end up being a frustrating exercise for you if you need us to help you do the list and budget.

An AC system repair cost isn't just in the parts, but going to a professional specialist with the vacuum pump and tools to recharge and test the system after it's fixed.

In 20 seconds looking at those pics, I would guess this is a $3000 job to make it drivable. Not pretty. Plus the cost of the car on Ebay. You can do a heck of a lot better on the used market unless you NEED the capability of a 4WD trailvoy. I might be wrong, but it would take somebody a good deal of time to do a detailed inspection and come up with a parts list. Somebody with skills like a body shop estimator. I haven't seen one of those as a member here yet.
 

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Seriously, if you've got the horsepower to be rebuilding a wrecked, salvaged vehicle, you need to develop your own way of finding parts and their costs besides asking us on a forum one part at a time. In general, we're helpful folks, but this will end up being a frustrating exercise for you if you need us to help you do the list and budget.

An AC system repair cost isn't just in the parts, but going to a professional specialist with the vacuum pump and tools to recharge and test the system after it's fixed.

In 20 seconds looking at those pics, I would guess this is a $3000 job to make it drivable. Not pretty. Plus the cost of the car on Ebay. You can do a heck of a lot better on the used market unless you NEED the capability of a 4WD trailvoy. I might be wrong, but it would take somebody a good deal of time to do a detailed inspection and come up with a parts list. Somebody with skills like a body shop estimator. I haven't seen one of those as a member here yet.
so you think the car is a total dump?

and I do appreciate the help:crazy:
 

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If it wasn't, it would be in a dealer's lot, not on ebay being sold as a salvage vehicle
 

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so you think the car is a total dump?
Didn't say that. You could invest $1000 in the car and $3000 into the repairs, and have a $7000 vehicle. Or you could have a vehicle worth $2000. It all depends on the market near you of vehicles that DON'T need fixing.

For somebody who wanted to turn their 2WD trailvoy into a 4WD version, that is a PERFECT donor vehicle for the drivetrain, and I'd pay $2000 for it just to avoid buying parts from the dealers or junkyards. If I wanted to part it out on Ebay, it would certainly be worth it to me to buy for $500.

But only you know your budget and skills and time limitations and need for a particular vehicle. When you're done, will you be better off than if you had just gone out and bought a reliable 1995 Civic?
 

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Just find a nice one locally for maybe $6k they are getting cheaper by the day
 

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Alright, well thank you.

I've got more to think about than I had originally thought I guess :p:thx
 
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