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Old 08-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
notasubyguy
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
Vehicle:
2002 Legacy L wagon
Dark Blue

Default Body Repair Question

OK, so a friend of mine has a 1998 Legacy Wagon. He was driving it in the snow last winter with all seasons and under-steered into a guardrail.

The rail was higher than the bumber but level with the headlight. He hit on the driver side headlight.

As a result, everything on the drivers side corner was smushed in up to the back back of the battery as well as pushing half the radiator into the from accessories of the motor.

My question is, is it easier to cut that part out of another Lego and try stitching it in place or do I simply remove the metal that needs to be removed and weld in my own sheet metal fabrication so that things like the headlight, blink and rad support can return to their original locations?

Nothing damaged in the crash affects any kind of structure to the car.

The reason I want to do this is that I am looking for a cheap winter beater and can get the car for $300, still runs great, has 230k and is a manual. Its also a fully loaded outback with heater leather. If driving again, its a great car to have.

Ill try to get pictures of the damage tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you for your input.
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