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Old 03-27-2003, 08:36 AM   #1
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Basically, they gotta cut the roof and left side off the car and replace the panels. Is it going to be as good as new like the shops say?
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:51 AM   #2
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i had a '98 grand am gt that was crushed from the trunk to the passed the backseats and most stuff in the front was buckled.. they fixed it and it seemed fine to drive around town to school and stuff but it was never the same at high speed and made weird noises every once in a while. it was hit while it was parked btw.

dunno if this helps but...
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:54 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention that there's no structural damage, just a lot of dents from hail.
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:08 AM   #4
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That sucks, but ya if you have no structural damage, then your ok.
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:15 AM   #5
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i had the right side of my car replaced. no structural damage, but it just is not the same. it looks perfect, but just feeels wierd. i think i am going to get a 2004 WRX late this year.

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Old 03-27-2003, 10:54 AM   #6
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What shop did you bring it to? My brother works at Amwell auto body in Hillsboro. He says they got alot of people coming in with hail damage.

I know that for me, unless my bro did the work, I would feel like my car was just not right.
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Old 03-27-2003, 10:58 AM   #7
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PhillyWRX, what do you mean by it feels weird?


Mike, who's your bro? I haven't brought it to any shop yet, the insurance company just looked at it yesterday and they'll cut me a check tomorrow, hopefully.
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Old 03-27-2003, 11:53 AM   #8
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Yeah post up your bro's info. Cause I need to get the door on the troopa fixed and rather go to someone who I knowpersonally.

-mike
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:00 PM   #9
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It all depends on what you would get instead.

BTW, my car feels the same.

Mike~~
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:11 PM   #10
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Have you tried Dentwizards? Maybe they can remove the dents without having to go through all the hassle of replacing and repainting body panels.
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:14 PM   #11
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If they're cutting the roof, just make it a convertible, and sell to some princess.

You'd have the only one ever made (at least I've never seen one)
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:17 PM   #12
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Have you tried Dentwizards? Maybe they can remove the dents without having to go through all the hassle of replacing and repainting body panels.
You think they could fix this? There's an equal amount of damage on the roof and left side of the car.

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Old 03-27-2003, 12:19 PM   #13
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<Homer> They're speed dimples <Homer> just like they have on airplane wings
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Old 03-27-2003, 01:24 PM   #14
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carbon fiber wouldn't dent

and definitely get a sunroof put in if they are working on the roof. or chop the top and go bling!

The car is no longer showroom condition and if any of the dent repairs show up in a future carfax (i'm not positive), the resale value in slashed anyway.

wonder if anyone can photoshop it for u?
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Old 03-27-2003, 03:35 PM   #15
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yea. since theres nothing to straighten, i think it will be fine. the troubles come when chassis have to be pulled and that. but urs is all pannel dammage. itll be good as new (i think) once they fix it.
i think the more important question is hows the s2000? she didnt get hurt in the hail storm did she?
-tbg.....a honda fan at heart
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Old 03-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #16
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I had the S2k in Newark at the time, and the hailstorm melted by the time it got there.

But I kinda wish it got hit in the hailstorm over the Acura since it's a lease and I have a lower deductible on it. Plus it's hard to dent the convertible top.
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:19 PM   #17
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My ride is fine (I think) after they had to bend and make that square shape on the bumper beam to get it back into place. I haven't pushed my car becuase it still needs and alignment and new tires. I just drove it for about 3 miles in my town. But I can't wait till I can drive it again
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Old 03-27-2003, 10:49 PM   #18
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You should definitely have Dent Wizard/Dent Doctor look at it and give you a second opinion before allowing the body shop to proceed. That seems like a very radical fix even for this amount of dents. I have Chris the local Dent Dr.'s card here and it says "Hail Damage" on it so they are able to do this kind of work.
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Old 03-28-2003, 07:53 AM   #19
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You think they could fix this? There's an equal amount of damage on the roof and left side of the car.
That looks bad, but as long as they can get behind the ding and it's not on a crease, they should be able to massage it out. I think that it's worth looking into it.
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Old 03-28-2003, 08:10 AM   #20
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OMG!!! I think i'd cry if i walked out in the morning and saw my car like that
Good luck with that.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:25 AM   #21
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PhillyWRX, what do you mean by it feels weird?


Mike, who's your bro? I haven't brought it to any shop yet, the insurance company just looked at it yesterday and they'll cut me a check tomorrow, hopefully.
it's a mental thing. the car feels fine.
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