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    Big Healey Frame Repair - I need some suggestions

    I managed to damage my BN-2 on the last event, last race, last lap of the season. It hit the wall broadside, not to fast. most on the front quarter. Interesting enough the spinners took most of the hit. The force was transmitted through the wheel and lower control arm to the weldment. the weldment was ripped up and inward. The top of the frame was ripped up where the weldment attaches and the frame was kinked in on all fours sides.



    Sorry for the bad photo, this is from the top. For and aft of the damage, the frame looks like its in its original position. It might be just an optical illusion that it looks considerably bent in. Just wondering how the listers would go about fixing this kind of damage specifically dealing with making this stronger than original.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    <span style="font-weight: bold">Rick Neves BN2 #502</span>

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    Re: Big Healey Frame Repair - I need some suggestions

    I'm confused; that looks to be the right side, and the forwardmost A-arm mount, but the arm itself looks to be angled forward (indicating this is the rearmost mount).

    I scrapped a frame a couple of decades ago, but I *saved* all the sections that had mounts attached. I'm not sure if those parts are with me (here in Ohio) or stored stored in Florida.

    Without a doubt, it can be reinforced, but given the same sort of impact, it would've led to even more frame damage than your picture shows. Might be better to maintain breakaway suspension points?
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    Re: Big Healey Frame Repair - I need some suggestions

    rick and randy, reading your post i remembered in july i picked up a front section of bn2 frame with the fitments on it, got it in my shed just in case someone might someday need it.

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    Re: Big Healey Frame Repair - I need some suggestions

    Rick, it looks like Anthony has you covered!
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