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post #6 of (permalink) Old 13th January 2006
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1) Whose is the black scooby in the road ? Looks good ....
2) Front end damage looks confined to the bumper. Try local scrappies or else there is a "partsfinder" service on the internet where you can ask for what you want and it is circulated to loads of scrappies so you could even get a replacement the right colour.
3) Rear panel - find a good body shop with a skilled panelbeater who will push and fill the original until it looks 99% right. This will be much cheaper than cutting out and replacing which is fraught with difficulty. Belive me - I used to work with a young lad who bought a couple of accident damaged cars and repaired them. The best one was a Citroen ZX where he ordered a rear quarter using the partsfinder service I mentioned above. A huge parcel turned up at our works a couple of days later with a matching quarter panel cut from another ZX. He was a dab hand at welding but it was still a struggle because there are places where there are 3 or 4 thicknesses of metal welded in different places within the rear pillar, at various stages of assembly when the bodyshells are manufactured at the factory. You will then need a good sprayer to match the paint afterwards, so as I said, a good panelbeater is a much better bet. Try offering cash to keep the costs down.

Good luck and let us know how you get on
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