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Old 07-14-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Body shop politics vs ebay

My wife and kids have taken a toll on the passenger side of the bugeye. have found 2 oem passenger side doors in near perfect condition cosmetically and structure. It seems the going price is $300 per door which includes glass, motors, and harness. These doors are comming from ebay with free shipping even though i can drive to each place and pick them up.

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I have not a clue what a body shop would charge me to have both passenger side doors dent removed, primed, filled, sanded, and sprayed. The question is will they take in consideration that can get the doors at $600 total ready to rock, and come down in price to do the work?

Work will not be done at maaco and driver side = 100% perfection (my side)

Base the work on deep scratches, like your kid rode his bike straight accross the passenger side, dents like your wife backed into the passengers side with the minivan, and fine scratches like WTF = your little one has been putting sand into your wash bucket behind your back. I have 4 kids, do not give me ****, give me bodyshop insight.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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A body shop will absolutely NOT take into consideration the fact that it costs about $300 dollars for a parted out door. I'm in the exact same boat as you- got a little sideways this winter, up into a bank and dented the rear driver-side door just enough to crack the paint. A body shop quote was $750- that was for one door, filled, sanded, primed, and sprayed to match. I got a like-new door, factory painted (the same color!), and shipped to my doorstep for $280. It just got here a few days ago.

If you don't mind the elbow grease, do it yourself. Save a bundle.

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Old 07-14-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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WTF = your little one has been putting sand into your wash bucket behind your back.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^ at myself, and thanks for your above experience
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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FWIW- I'd pick the doors up if you can.

UPS treated a door shipped to me like crap. It was not dented, just so bent out of shape it was unusable. took a month or two to get reimbursed by UPS.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #6
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FWIW- I'd pick the doors up if you can.

UPS treated a door shipped to me like crap. It was not dented, just so bent out of shape it was unusable. took a month or two to get reimbursed by UPS.
agree ^^^^^ One is in linden nj, and the other in pa somewhere. I am in Va so it would not be that hard hopefully. My bugeye is psm, which has saved me sooooooooo many times. I know most would diss this but, from a distance its all good, but i still know **** is there.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:07 PM   #7
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I think $300 a door is way too much. The last few cars I parted out, I couldn't even find a buyer at $100 and sold them for $50 ea. There is a guy parting out a psm bugeye on here in NJ, he had doors cheap. I got a headliner from him.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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^^great

I mean I will take that into consideration and look harder before buying, I need to tune into what ever station/forum you saw this partout. With 4 kids I had to be real and know this type of **** was going to happen......................................often. So i chilled out, now i have the opportunity to bring the passenger side back to"normal".
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:24 PM   #9
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Pick up the doors and do it yourself. You will save money, and have more pride in your car by doing it yourself too.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:31 PM   #10
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Pick up the doors and do it yourself. You will save money, and have more pride in your car by doing it yourself too.

agree^^

Calvert county...shiiit, you can ride up to NJ with me
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:50 PM   #11
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Please do not ever trust a body shop with your car. Unless it's your 1983 tercel beater.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #12
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down time also plays a part in this equation, along with trust.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #13
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I think $300 a door is way too much. The last few cars I parted out, I couldn't even find a buyer at $100 and sold them for $50 ea.
Agreed. I live in AK though, it's hard to just shoot out and pick up a car part in a neighboring state, ha. $140 of the $280 I paid was shipping alone. It was packaged excellently and arrived no problem. But if you can pick them up, that's more money in your pocket.

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