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Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?

To any and all body work guru's here, I'd like to know what you think..
I've invested 3 years blood, sweat and tears into Dick Cheney already, and I bought him for 350 bucks in 2010. Actually, today is my cars 3rd birthday I've put about 3000 into it so far... Water pump, timing belt, oem exedy clutch, comp clutch flywheel, iacv ,plug wires, distributor, intake gaskets, various seals, Odyssey battery, clutch master cyl & slave, some simple audio items, cf hood, new rotors all around, new calipers in the rear, front upper control arms, and many poly bushings (still need to be mounted) and a sh:tload of tools & tune-ups.. Very much to go still, just discovered I will need a new front suspension crossmember, and getting ALL seals for ps rack to convert to a manual rack with grease...

OK, other than that easy stuff that gets the car back up to par, comes this cosmetic issue. I don't think the inner skin was damaged at all, the dent doesn't go in far enough to have done damage to the inner skin
My trunk doesn't close all the way either now, and I've even tried taking out the adjustable rubber stoppers (so that's not it).

I broke the lower window molding WAAAAY back in 2010 (July), trying to refurbish it and some of the metal has rusted where the clips mount to.. I want to get all new parts from Honda, and get a shop to weld it in for me. Price is not of that much matter, I will work my as5 off and save to be able to do this.
Just wanted to know what my best course of action is, and if I should get new panels (probably). Those are the few things that bug me about the car.

And I'm missing a notch for a jacking point front pass side (been like that since I got the car)... Hard for me to trust even the best jackstand.

Some of you have already seen my hit & run thread. smh....
I will elaborate more on that in time.
To those that have not seen yet, here is the damage done....
My trunk pisses me off almost the most of all little probs.. I will get CF at some point, but I don't know what the hell it is that cause it to not close all the way on the pass side, driver side is perfect and the body line is perfect, but it's like the weatherstripping, speaker magnet, trunk latch or contact point above the bumper have moved because of the impact.. Which does not make sense, my bumper lines up fine on the pass side, driver side took the impact, and cracked the taillight mounting points (not even broken, hence the macguyver string). This was not the hardest impact ever, just a bitch of a spot for it to happen in.

Other than all these photo's, the car is perfect, the chassis doesn't even know the meaning of rust. Oh, front window molding is 5hit. I know I can do it, there have probably been worse, I just can't lose my motivation. If that happens I'll get a ford focus *shudder*.

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No inside damage, but the tail light got shifted over by the impact and broke the mounts (easy to find a new pair).


rusty spot

Rust under these tabs got worse and worse and caused leaks in the trunk, under the antenna, I just drove around with the trunk plugs out. This would be a hard piece to fix, I would want it gone, and a new crossmember installed same time as the left quarter panel gets done.
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Re: Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?






I used to have it all covered with white duct tape to keep the water out, hence the white residue..








Little ding on the driver side door starting to oxidize....grrr
The door also closes kind of hard too, which bothers me, I'm sure there is a way to fix/adjust the way the door closes, unless the frame behind it was lifted, it gets worse when the rear of the car has been up on jackstands for a while, or closing the door on an uphill incline...


In front of the driver side rear wheel, but if I do the rear quarters, then that will disappear, yes, BOTH rear quarters... I'm too OCD to do just one of em




The rubber stop barely even touches here.










Driver side gap is perfect along the trunk.


Passenger side gap is not perfect. Not even half decent.. I don't know what caused this.. Like I said way up at the top tho, I believe it could be one of a few different things.

I'm not giving up on her/him, well, Dick Cheney !
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Re: Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?

have you checkd the alignment that there is no suspension damage/problems?

you should take your car to some body shop to get the chassis measured that its not twisted
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Re: Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?

Hey T, good question. A couple months before the engine gave up, I got new tires all around and I wanted to get an alignment. The shop I went to told me that most of my balljoints were shot and that I wouldn't be able to properly hold an alignment. I didn't have the funds to do so all of the balljoints at once. So I started to get the parts one by one, so far I have the upper control arms for the front and outer/inner tie rods are next on the menu. Soooo, no sir, I have no idea how that is doing.

I used to work at a body shop back in 99' washing cars, and I remember the chain thingy, there was a big BMW sedan on it getting all straightened out and that definitely pops into mind. I should get her towed to a shop close by and checked.

I have to finish my steering rack re-build and throw in a new front crossmember, it's sitting with no tie rods now and I can steer the wheels one by one. I'm not sure it can be pulled out of the parking spot and loaded on a flatbed without the front wheels flapping around...

I must make a list in order of what to get done first, I'm torn between the things I want to do and need to do, ideas are floating around my head, but I must start putting them down on paper.
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Re: Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?

I wouldn't do another thing until you know you want to correct what ails the chassis.
If it rolls, put down some water, say 6' long. Roll it through said water and when the wheels go past the water, they'll leave a trail. If it tracks correct you'll see two trails. If your chasis is twisted, you'll see 3-4.

You may have more damage than you think. Your inner fender could be damaged enough to alter the trunk location slightly. Have you tried removing the trunk lid and adjusting it? There should be a little wiggle room. You could bend the hinge arms but that's very risky. Too much and you are screwed.

You should definitely tow it to a body shop or have one of their guys visit the car (for a few under the table $)
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Re: Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?

Doesn't look like it was that hard of a hit, although I could hear my left rear bearing thump a tiinyyyyy bit after all this..
Last time I drove the car, it was perfect, my steering wheel was not perfectly centered, but it drove straight and true. If I had to let go of the wheel for a sec or just experiment to see how straight it would drive, it was fine, either way I can rebuild the rack, never hurts to have more than one, but I will definitely get it taken to a shop and inspected. I'm going to need to get that front crossmember anyhoo, thinking to buy it off of Jackp0t if it looks good (I'm sure it does). Then I will take it to a shop.
This is the ONLY reason I consider getting a different Lude. Other than that, only the sex blocker bothers me, lol. I can always find a 95/96 donor

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bend the hinge arms but that's very risky.
I wonder if hydraulic arms would solve this whole issue, I should take the lid off the arms and see how it closes that way.
Thanks for the tips, good ones.
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Re: Beyond repair ? Ballpark figure ?

Nothing is beyond repair... But you have to decide if paying however much the bill will be to fix everything... Or live with the damage.

I don't have a quote for you, but I will say get quality work done, you will be happier longer
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My friend have the same damage like this on his 00' Civic Si. He got quoted $650 to fix everything plus paint job.
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Re-evaluating everything in life that has nothing to do with a damn car...
I have to take a step back and re-think life..

To anyone that gives a 5hit, I shall return. Aku, I shall pm you at some point.

Thank you guys for everything. Love yall
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