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Offline Carl Gordon

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Is this bad? Could this be why my wheel cover will not fit?
« on: 01, August, 2012 - 21:08:58 »

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Re: Is this bad? Could this be why my wheel cover will not fit?
« Reply #1 on: 01, August, 2012 - 21:16:05 »
It looks really rather bent in that photo and does look like it's the reason your wheel cover will not fit.

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Re: Is this bad? Could this be why my wheel cover will not fit?
« Reply #2 on: 02, August, 2012 - 07:39:40 »
Yes it is bent - I have managed to straighten one in this condition by heating it with an oxy/acetylene burning torch then  bending it back with a bar of similar diameter to the front fork fixing hole - However it is hit and miss - if not you are really looking at a chassis swap.

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Re: Is this bad? Could this be why my wheel cover will not fit?
« Reply #3 on: 02, August, 2012 - 14:09:45 »
There has been some welding done there and it is distorted.

You have the option of running it "as is" , it seems nicely done so probably plenty strong enough , or go with a chassis exchange.

If you're not up to doing a chassis job yourself bring it down and I'll do it for you. Email me if you want to look into this option a bit further  :).

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Re: Is this bad? Could this be why my wheel cover will not fit?
« Reply #4 on: 02, August, 2012 - 17:50:45 »
Thanks guys, I have completely stripped the c5 now, got a welder loking at it tomorrow so hopefully he can sort it!