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I have a friend with a 1996 Altima that had an engine fire. The insurance company is calling it a total loss, but my friend didn't have comprehensive coverage, so he's trying to sell it to a salvage yard. I am a shade tree mechanic used to working on old Volvos (140s, 240s, and 740s). I was thinking about buying it from him to try and rebuild. Most of the damage stayed in the engine compartment. The paint didn't get much damage. NE1 have any reccomendations about what to look at to see if the car is worth my time and trouble? I'm not looking to see it, just to fix it up and use. Thanks in advance.

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I would say no.

Because you know what heating and cooling does to metal...

For example...

If you heat up a hairpin, and let it sit and cool on it's own, the metal is plyable(?). You can bend the hairpin without breking it.

If you heat up a hairpin, and cool it rapidly with water, then try bending it... the hairpin breaks.

I don't think the chasis/frame of the car is safe to use.
 
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