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Old 08-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
notasubyguy
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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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Old 08-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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Bump?
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:15 AM   #3
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If you have the pieces you need already cut them if not then Cheap Daily Driver.......just do what you can with what you got.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Id probably do a bit of both go to a wreckers and cut out what you can for the engine bay bits try and grab a fender in good shape and fill in anything extra with sheet metal. For some inspiration if you have fb look up "crazyleo" he is a rally driver who hit a telephone pole arss first at 100mph and they just cut out the arss and welded in a new one
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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interesting. Ill have some pics up today, it got hit pretty good, all the force went into the headlight area missing the hood and bumper lol
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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Do it. Here's my 02 wrx wagon which I did just that on.





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Old 11-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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^^^^damn looks like a subie nascar!
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