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Old 02-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #1526
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Originally Posted by RandyM
On closer inspection, it looks like the rear subframe is bent.
I wonder why the P.O. bent the subframe like that? I'm assuming they wanted a more *modern* look? The license plate seems to be mounted in an orientation that suggests this was done deliberately?

I'd definitely try bending the subframe back to it's original shape. The part under the back of the fender seems pretty flimsy and should bend okay if you remove it and use a vice/heat if needed.

In addition to J and J's excellent suggestions, you might want to check the valve clearances for good measure. Can't hurt to start out with them in spec.

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