2013 titanium rebuild! Must read! Incredible!
(PICTURES BELOW:) Hey guys my name is Corey and i purchased A 2013 titanium sedan in oxford white with the black and white interior package. i bought it off of qcsa autions(now copart) as a salvage vehicle(meaning it was totaled by the insurance company). yes it did have frame damage but i wasnt gonna let that slow me down. i bought it back in early november 2013 and i recently completely finished it.about 2 days ago actually. most of those months was spent straightening the frame during the long cold winter we had here in illinois. i welded up this braket tha would bolt onto the frame rail that i could then put 2" straps and a chain onto. i used my dads truck, a gmc 3500 with a utlity box on it and weighs approx. 10500lbs, as an anchor to pull from. (im 17 and this is going to be my first car). after a few months of straightening about one day a week if i was lucky i finally got that mother straighened i sanded and painted it up. then assembly began starting with the alternator which was cracked and had to be replaced. then it turned to the radiator condeser radiator fan and active grilled shutters. those all fit together as one unit. so i actually put those through the bottom of the car and bolted on the lower radiator support to hold it. connected all the oses and start to put antifreeze in and it starts to leak quite badly. upon further inpection, there was a nice sized hole from a bracket i had frabricated out of aluminum because one of the hangers for the radiator fan was broken so that was my best solution. so back onto amazon to purchase a new radiator. then with that corrected i put new antifreeze in and let it run. there were no leaks so i proceded to put the front bumper and hood on. since there was 2 airbags that went off, i needed a new restraint control module(RCM). i was looking online and found one for $500 and i said there has to be a cheaper way ad believe it or not, there is! myairbags.com took my RCM and took the hard codes off of it and sent it back to me for $50! as that was being sent to georgia, i sent it away for paint. this is a tricoat paint and took about three days before i got it back and now it was a dash to finish assembly. i put the rest of my front end together in about a few hours and, on the exterior was 100%. the only things i had left were a/c, install airbags, then install rcm, and 4 wheel alignment. i did the 4 wheel alignment and a/c and installed the airbags in the same day and the next day i wired the LED bumper inserts that are sweet btw. i finally got the rcm back in about a week or so and installed that but i still had the airbag light on and in illinios youhave to have your vehicle inspected twice and with this light on i will 100% not pass. so i went over to my local ford dealer(buss ford in mchenery illinois) and they hooked up their fancy laptop and erased the codes and the light hasnt returned:) so now i can get my first inspecion hopefully tomorrow after work and set the appointment for the second! sorry for the long story but im quite proud of my work thanks for readng hit me up with any comments questions or anything you may have to say below or private message me! thank you!