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Old 11-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Just recently my subaru went up underneath a truck. Loads of front end damage obviously along with a destroyed radiator and my beloved hella horns. I'm wondering of a decent body shop to take it to. Does anyone have any good experiences with body shops in the Austin/Pflugerville area?

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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We all know it was hit by a meteor....
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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Insurance didn't total that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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Insurance didn't total that?
Not the HELLAS!!!!!!!! But seriously, how is that not totaled? Sorry about the damage, dude.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:18 AM   #5
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Really? Totalled? How does it look totalled? I have yet to have insurance look at it. They are in the process. To me its only cosmetic. I dont know what else could be possibly wrong other than the radiator. I really hope my coilovers werent damaged as well..
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #6
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I've brought back plenty of totaled cars. Just at first glance, it doesn't look totaled to me. If insurance totals it, take the check, but tell them you want to keep the car, and fix what is broken. Use the money left over to have a small body shop paint it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:55 AM   #7
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It'll buff out.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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Excellence body and paint in Round Rock

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #9
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Sooo does anyone have any good body shops they could recomend for me? My car is currently at the ford collison center in round rock. Anyone have any experience with them?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #10
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I brought mine to Ellis and Salazar on South Congress, a buddy of mine works there and i trust his work. PM me if you want his name.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #11
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Sooo does anyone have any good body shops they could recomend for me? My car is currently at the ford collison center in round rock. Anyone have any experience with them?
I did.. hopefully pick mine up today

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #12
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The best in town is Berli's. However, I'm not sure he works on anything other than hi-line cars any more.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #13
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Looks way worse than it actually is I think. No airbags deployed on him, should just be a new radiator and hood.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #14
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that is not a total.....maybe $4k of dmg but not a total
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #15
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I decided to go with B&B body and paint. My insurance recomended them to me plus the agent I spoke with had a good experience with them. I wanted to be safe and stick with whatever was on the list of body shops my insurance company collaborates with. Excellence body and paint did you look promising but unfortunately wasnt on that list.

Thanks everyone for your help!
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #16
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Post up when fixed - its a ****ter with out a scoob
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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Looks way worse than it actually is I think. No airbags deployed on him, should just be a new radiator and hood.
From a visual perspective, I see hood, bumper, front fender and likely on both sides, radiator, likely to have ****ed some of the mounts in there up and have to replace those and headlights (although the passenger side one looks fine).

As with any collision, there are always possible other issues that could have happened. That radiator being pushed back and down could always cause some issues that are hard to find unless you pull it out and inspect.

I'd say, given it's not an 08+, it's entirely possible this car will get totaled. Maybe it won't. I could see it going either way. Which is why I asked.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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Post up when fixed - its a ****ter with out a scoob
Especially when your stuck driving a mini van for the time being..
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #19
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From a visual perspective, I see hood, bumper, front fender and likely on both sides, radiator, likely to have ****ed some of the mounts in there up and have to replace those and headlights (although the passenger side one looks fine).

As with any collision, there are always possible other issues that could have happened. That radiator being pushed back and down could always cause some issues that are hard to find unless you pull it out and inspect.

I'd say, given it's not an 08+, it's entirely possible this car will get totaled. Maybe it won't. I could see it going either way. Which is why I asked.
True stuff, but OP is my Brother in law so I am going off first hand info. Hopefully its not totaled though, the thing still feels brand new, its amazing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #20
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Update:

Recieved a call from the body shop wanting my key fob. Turns out my car
alarm keeps going off and its driving the guys there insane. My hellas live!
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #21
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Here's what I see....

Support beams are trashed, grill busted, all those plastic bits and bumper beam are trashed, bumper cover trashed, front subframes and possibly fender rails are trashed, hood is trashed, radiator and hoses, possible engine damage from impact, get a new timing belt because it likely jumped teeth if car was running, underhood will need paint, body will need paint, misc braces in front clip... and that's assuming the bottom side and headlights are untouched. Easily a few grand in repairs.
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