So i ran into a deer and messed up my entire front end. the main part i need is the bar that goes across the front end. it holds the hood latch, headlights, and the radiator. its a 88 gt turbo btw. if you know what part it is or where i can find it i would appreciate it. thanks
The first best place I would look would be the junk yard you can take parts off of no turbos too.
The next place you can look would be in this thread
Where Can I Buy... (Everyone, Please Help)
There is a lot of oem part stores and after market there.
if your going to buy a hood you could save some weight and buy a fiberglass hood from Hairy Glass, Jacksonville, Florida It might not be listed so contact him.
Yes, that is the radiator support and it is tack welded on. Replacements can be found, however you're in for a bit of a job getting the new one installed. (It does not just " bolt on".) Might want to consider junking the car. especially if it's an '88 and wasn't in all that good of shape to begin with. By the time you get everything replaced, realigned, and painted, you'll be in more than the car's worth, and the rest of the car is still 20 years old....
Don't mean to be a party pooper, but at this age, these cars are barely worth fixing after an accident like this. Unless you really like the car and don't care about the $$$ investment.
I hit a deer with my '88 last December. I just hooked my lawn tractor up to it and pulled it out, I then hooked a two rope on it and put it around my waist and pulled some more, I got a used hood at a junk yard for $100 a new radiator for for $100 and new lights for $50 each. That and some bulbs, anti-freeze, some black spray paint and it looks ok from 30 feet. And hey the A/C still works. All for less than $400. but hey this was my second deer so it didn't look that great to begin with.
Yes, the part is called a radiator core support, and it IS the entire front end. it is spot welded in probably close to 100 places, and possibly bolted, never looked on this car, but on most it is. You can get them rather cheap off ebay, brand new ones, but you'll realize how bent everything else is once you get the brand new, straight core support. If you're going to do this, it needs to be right, it is a lot of the structural support of the car once it is welded in, and you need to be handy with a welder, as the metal is super thin. I don't mean to discourage, but this isn't an easy fix.
1992 626 LX Protege 5 rims.K+N cone filter, HP racing exhaust, hyper white bulbs, new paint job , custom painted tails. A-Spec Front and Rear 2nd gen strut bars. Energy Suspension endlinks. Pacesetter STS. Finally, Rear drum to disc conversion complete. Motor and trans rebuild done.
I first have to say that I sure wish people would use better topics when starting a thread... My first thought was, "Oh yah... I know what you need!"
Anyway, I had a small issue and just pulled it out with comealongs as someone else did similarly, but it wont be perfect and it wont be safe because once steel is bent, it is compromised. SO, go to the J-Yard and TRY to find the front of an MX6 (or 626) that looks good, and see what you need.
Yes they are spot welded, but it doesnt have to be, OR you could screw it together temporarily and drive to a welder and get him to spot you, that is, assuming you found a front clip.
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