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Straightening a Plastic chassis

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I stripped my Corvette down today and have found that there is a definite kink in the rear of the chassis. On a tech block the right hand rear is 2mm off while the left is flat on the block. On the slot.It site they tell you how to straighten one of their chassis's. Put the chassis on a flat steel block and hold it down with neo magnets, next pour boiling water on it until covered and leave to cool down. Does anyone know if you can do this to an NSR chassis
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The way I do it is to fit the motor pod intended to be used screwed tight to the chassis then stick the chassis down to a flat steel plate using magnets [i use circular saw blade!], pour the boiling water but NOT directly over the chassis until covered and then a long cool down period. This last one is achieved by pre-heating an oven to say 120c then turning off, place the tray containing the chassis/hot water in the oven and leaving over night!
Next morning you will find a rusty soup and flat chassis, works every time!
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