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Old 28 Apr 2019, 09:54 am
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Had my first little car accident, No one was hurt except the car, Hit a curb while trying to turn around, Cracked the radiator and the radiator support is bent out of shape, where the radiator support bolts in is bent, I have hammered it back out the best I can and am drilling new holes, we will see how it goes.




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Old 28 Apr 2019, 10:10 am
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That sucks. Well dont waste time get it fixed!
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Old 28 Apr 2019, 04:58 pm
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Ouch! Good luck with the repairs.
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Hard way to learn how to do bodywork, AJ. Glad to hear you're okay.
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Old 29 Apr 2019, 08:27 am
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You can likely get a new pre-painted bumper cover off of eBay cheaper than the cost of repairing yours. That's what I have on my PT. The quality can be very good from the right seller.

Here's the one I got several years ago:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-2006-2...frcectupt=true
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Old 29 Apr 2019, 09:33 am
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You can likely get a new pre-painted bumper cover off of eBay cheaper than the cost of repairing yours. That's what I have on my PT. The quality can be very good from the right seller.

Here's the one I got several years ago:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-2006-2...frcectupt=true
Not even going to bother replacing the bumper, its not too bad
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Old 29 Apr 2019, 09:36 am
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less the 48 hours after impact shes back together. Wasn't too expensive to fix, the radiator was $60 and the scrapyard left the condenser and rad fan on with it so I have extra parts now so thats nice. The rad support was $20 and I got the grill for free.





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Not even going to bother replacing the bumper, its not too bad
Yes, it doesn't look that bad.

If you are VERY careful, you can take a heat gun with a block of wood and straighten out the dents and curves in your bumper cover. You just have to be really careful not to burn the paint.

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