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What should the labor time be to replace the inner front frame rail on a Lexus LS 430 with the engine and trans removed?

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Hi Dave!....On a unibody constructed vehicle such as a Lexus, the flat rate time will depend upon whether the front frame rail will be completely replaced, or sectioned in. The average time for a complete replacement, will be in the area of 8 to 12 hours. The time variation will depend on how many structural and/or non-structural components that need to be welded to the full replacement rail. In regards to sectioning, (partial replacement), the average time will be 4 to 6 hours. Time variation will also depend on the same factors....Hope this helps you out...If you have any other questions, feel free to drop me another line....Thanks....Dave

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Dave Norgardt

Expertise

Absolutely anything autobody related... Frame repair, suspension, alignment, panel replacement, panel repair, fiberglass, plastic repair, paint, air bags, etc.....

Experience

Over 30 years in related areas. 25 years in HEAVY frame repair, suspension, and alignment procedures. As well as panel replacement and repairs, etc.....

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Journeyman Autobody Technician with Red Seal/Interprovincial certification from N.A.I.T. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Top Achiever award second year, also from N.A.I.T. Also have Platinum status from I-Car Canada...Also have Journeyman Partsman Certificate, Lethbridge, Alberta...

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Second Year Top Achiever from N.A.I.T.Edmonton

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