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Old 05-28-2016, 11:17 AM
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'90 Si Restoration

Hey everybody! I'm new here, so first off I just want to say hello. Now, I'm considering buying a gen 3. Never owned a Prelude before. Guy shortly away from me has a basically surgically clean Si that he wants 1800 for, 65k miles. Only problem is that there is some big damage to the front left end. Gonna need a new frumper, new head light fixture and motor, and other stuff. I'll post a pic here (when I can get some photos uploaded. Tools are being iffy). I was just hoping someone could ballpark how much fixing this would be. Thanks!

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Are you doing this yourself or will you be paying someone else to repair the damage? Keep in mind that some of the parts you'll need are not available new anymore, so you'll be using used parts for some of it. The price will vary a lot depending on how you answer that. You could do it pretty inexpensively yourself if you have the skills. Basically just the cost of the parts and paint/materials. It's hard to estimate the cost that a shop would charge you will vary as well, and without pictures it's even harder to estimate this. But it could cost a few thousand if a shop does the repairs.
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Thanks for your help! Well, it wouldn't let me upload them here, but here's a link to them on photobucket: http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/...psovhzmqdd.jpg And the other: http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7zwwymuh.jpg
I plan on doing as much of it as I can myself, but I would probably see if I could estimate on what the entire amount of work would cost me.

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As for what happened to the car, I'm not sure. Looks like it took a tow hitch. :p
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That's a shame, looks like a really clean car otherwise. Doesn't really look that bad, but the pictures don't show what might be damaged inside. Along with the front bumper cover you're gonna need the front bumper support (beam) and probably brackets (stay). A lot of people overlook that and the panel lines never look right. Hopefully it didn't damage the radiator support, which is what the bumper support brackets mount to. You won't really know until you take it apart. Good luck with it if you decide to buy it. Preludes are awesome to own, especially 3rd gens. You can check for parts here...
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Thanks man. Looking at pics of G3 Prelude engine bays, it looks like it could possibly have missed the radiator mount, but there's plenty more in the bay it could've damaged in that area... like you said, won't know till I can see in person. I'll call the guy and see if he can tell me any more, maybe let me at least pop the hood.
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He better let you...if I was buying a car and the seller wouldn't let me look under the hood I'd keep looking, lol. Definitely look the thing over closely. Hopefully there isn't any hidden damage to the car because it would be a shame to see a car with that kind of mileage not get fixed.
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Re: '90 Si Restoration

So to me it is worth it, then again I can repair all that my self. I would start by removing all the damaged peices and taking servey of how deap the damage goes. I would pull the frame rail and or core support as neaded, make reapirs to the bumper beam, repair the bumper skin, repair or replace the fender, reinstall all parts including light bucket, align all parts, and respray that corner blending into the rest of the car. It looks like a days worth of work and about 200-250 dollars in parts/supplies for someone who has a few of these. If you take it some where you are looking at $2500 from what i can see in the picture. If you do it yourself and have it painted, expect $1000-1500 for a respectable paint job. If you paint it, expect near $150-200 for just the paint in a ready spray mix. Total estimated repair if you do it, wire to stich the bumper- $1.99, body filler w/hardener- $25, bumper beam $50, fender $50 headlight assembly $40-50, paint $150-200, sluch fund for unseen costs/repairs $300 minimum, time spend-3weeks minimum assuming you have no experience. All parts pricing is based off average cost from wrecking yards in my area, they may varry. Weather or not it is worth it, only you can make that call.
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I can help you with an aftermarket bumper bar delete kit that will allow you to fix any bumper support damage issues.

It will not be a replacement but it will allow you to make it look like factory and lighten your front end.

My Front Bumper Bar Delete kit - 1FunRyd and MustardCat - Front Bumper Support Delete Bar - Honda Prelude Forum : Honda Prelude Forums

Contact me if you get this lude and want this.

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