What happens if I crash and my frame is damaged?

Discussion in 'General Viper Competition Coupe Discussion' started by Viper_Race_HQ, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Viper_Race_HQ

    Viper_Race_HQ Enthusiast

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    Many Competition Coupes have been involved in racing incidents already. Viper Race HQ has a good program in place to repair the damage and restore your Competition Coupe to active duty. Due to the spec nature of the car and to guarantee the quality of repair, it is recommended to have all frame repairs performed by Viper Race HQ. The following is an paragraph from the current service manual:

    "Damage from impact incidents should only be repaired through Viper Race Headquarters. Viper Race HQ does not perform frame shop operations (pulling). All repairs are performed on chassis bed plates with nominal locating fixtures. Any damaged areas are removed and replaced to attain a near original structure. No frame replacement parts will be sold for repairs performed outside of Viper Race HQ. Please contact Viper Race HQ further instructions and details."

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  2. JohnnyViper

    JohnnyViper Viper Owner

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    sounds like they just cut out the damaged section and weld and or bolt the new frame section in place, if the frame has been kinked or bent due to an accident and then pulled back to original specs a more severe frame failure could accrue compromising your safety in the next crash, they are saying if you want the frame repaired properly to protect your safety and the integrity of your viper you need to go through them, other shops will only be able to pull the frame unless they have a viper comp laying around where they can pull off a frame section to properly repair the damage because they do not sell frame sections to shops, pulling a frame is an acceptable practice for road cars that dont often see accident but you are in an environment that will surely led to another possibly at high speeds and your frame need to be solid
     
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  3. bluesrt

    bluesrt Viper Owner

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    right on:drive:
     
  4. Mopar Boy

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    Well, I would be much happier knowing my car was fixed correctly if I were doing 180MPH + in it!
     
  5. bluesrt

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    right on:drive:
     

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