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    Need Help to Look at Damaged CB9 in Galveston

    My daughter arrived in Galveston (from Cincinnati) this morning and promptly slid in a wet turn and hit a high curb with the right front wheel of my 93 CB9 LX, bending at least the wheel and shredding the side wall. Tow truck driver said it looked "like the shock was bent". She is supposed to take the wheel off and send me some pictures; but it would help if I could get someone that knows something about CB7/9s to take a look at it. Also, if you know of a reputable shop in the area that could handle the repair, I would appreciate it.

    The car is at her apartment on the northeast end of Galveston Island near First and Market Streets.

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    I replied to your PM.

    To anyone else who sees this, I won't be able to help until Saturday at the earliest.
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      #3
      If anyone else can help or wants to take a crack at interpreting the photos, send me an email address and I can share a folder of hers with photos.

      Jan. 7, 2016: The photos only appear to confirm that the hub/rotor is about 1 - 1.5 inches further back than it should be, so likely damage to the radius rod and mounting on the front cross member to allow the rearward movement. I can't tell if anything else is distorted a little. The curb must have been about 6 inches tall based on where the wheel is bent, so the bottom of the suspension took the hit. Out of an abundance of caution, the plan is to replace the front cross member, the entire knuckle (preassembled to eliminate having to try to disassemble the one on the car) including new bearing, rotor, and lower ball joint, lower control arm, radius rod, and shock fork. Hopefully a "clunk" in the steering either side of center will disappear after repairing the right side, otherwise I'll have to consider a rack as well.

      She can put her full size spare on, but will eventually need another wheel and tire (any one have a wagon 15 x 5.5 steel wheel available?).

      Feb. 5, 2016: After a valiant effort by Jarrett to replace all the parts I shipped down, the right front wheel is still canted in and the left front may actually be canted out some indicating that the main front cross member may be damaged and/or shifted to the left. The car was picked up yesterday and should arrive here in Ohio next week; I am not sure having it shipped home is worth it, but I can't bring myself to give up on it yet.

      Feb. 7, 2016: Car arrived yesterday. For the rest of the story: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...61#post3251061
      Last edited by Fleetw00d; 10-23-2016, 10:32 PM.
      90 LX 4dr 5 spd 395,000 - MRT: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=201450
      07 Element EX AWD 203,000 - MRT: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=210623
      07 Element EX AWD AT (2) 98,000 - MRT: www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=211920
      08 Element LX FWD AT 225,000 - MRT: fleetw00d : 2008 Honda Element LX - CB7Tuner Forums
      LOTS of CB7 parts - ENTIRE COLLECTION - FREE
      Come and get it. http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=192583

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        #4
        Originally posted by fleetw00d View Post
        If anyone else can help or wants to take a crack at interpreting the photos, send me an email address and I can share a folder of hers with photos.

        Jan. 7, 2016: The photos only appear to confirm that the hub/rotor is about 1 - 1.5 inches further back than it should be, so likely damage to the radius rod and mounting on the front cross member to allow the rearward movement. I can't tell if anything else is distorted a little. The curb must have been about 6 inches tall based on where the wheel is bent, so the bottom of the suspension took the hit. Out of an abundance of caution, the plan is to replace the front cross member, the entire knuckle (preassembled to eliminate having to try to disassemble the one on the car) including new bearing, rotor, and lower ball joint, lower control arm, radius rod, and shock fork. Hopefully a "clunk" in the steering either side of center will disappear after repairing the right side, otherwise I'll have to consider a rack as well.

        She can put her full size spare on, but will eventually need another wheel and tire (any one have a wagon 15 x 5.5 steel wheel available?).

        Feb. 5, 2016: After a valiant effort by Jarrett to replace all the parts I shipped down, the right front wheel is still canted in and the left front may actually be canted out some indicating that the main front cross member may be damaged and/or shifted to the left. The car was picked up yesterday and should arrive here in Ohio next week; I not sure having it shipped home is worth it, but I can't bring myself to give up on it yet.

        Feb. 7, 2016: Car arrived yesterday. For the rest of the story: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...61#post3251061
        Glad you got it back and wasn't nearly as bad as you thought, good on Jarrett to take time out and do this for yall.


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