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Unread 10-20-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Dented my XJ - Estimate??

Ok so last night I backed into a pole and dented my XJ. I cracked the tail light and side plastic bumber piece, and pushed in the side in the rear left quarter panel. Everything else is fine.

Does any know a ball park of what this will cost to repair? I'm not looking at perfect work, just pull out the dents somewhat decent to put the side bumper piece back on, and a quick spray.















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Unread 10-22-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Do you think that's it's possible to bang it out from the inside and underneath?

Maybe a quick bondo and paint job to make it look decent.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 01:02 AM   #3
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You arent going to be able to just bang it out. It would look like a bag of walnuts. Its going to have to be pulled back, out and down a little. The metal will have to be right before you put filler on it. You cant just slap bondo on and expect things to fit right.

You are looking at about 6 to 8 hours of bodywork, plus paint. You can have a shop take it to filler and you can spray paint it. Or, you can have them fix it to the point that your bumper pieces will fit, and then just leave it.

Good luck!
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Unread 10-24-2009, 07:19 AM   #4
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You arent going to be able to just bang it out. It would look like a bag of walnuts. Its going to have to be pulled back, out and down a little. The metal will have to be right before you put filler on it. You cant just slap bondo on and expect things to fit right.

You are looking at about 6 to 8 hours of bodywork, plus paint. You can have a shop take it to filler and you can spray paint it. Or, you can have them fix it to the point that your bumper pieces will fit, and then just leave it.

Good luck!
I agree with HokieYJ. estimate wise i would say around $700 which might be high.
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Unread 10-26-2009, 08:34 PM   #5
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looks like its time to lift this bad boy a little and build a rear tire swing out bumper. do what "hokieyj" said and try and find yourself a decent bumper.....OR if you have the means...just build yourself one. it will draw the attention away from the bad spot and to the bumper thus hiding your mistake.
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Unread 10-30-2009, 01:04 AM   #6
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I agree with HokieYJ. estimate wise i would say around $700 which might be high.
High end body shops charge about $100/hour...after supplies, $700 might not be too bad.

I agree that slapping some bondo on it won't work...but you can do a pretty decent job on your own and cut some of the labor cost when you do take it to a shop. Hammering from the inside would be the way to start, to avoid the "bag of walnuts" look, use a 2x6 piece of wood on the opposite side as you "tap" out the general shape. If you want to give the job a try, consider 0getting a puller tool set from an parts store for about $30.

Take your time and you should be able to cut about 4-5 hours of labor charges.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 07:29 AM   #7
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High end body shops charge about $100/hour...after supplies, $700 might not be too bad.

I agree that slapping some bondo on it won't work...but you can do a pretty decent job on your own and cut some of the labor cost when you do take it to a shop. Hammering from the inside would be the way to start, to avoid the "bag of walnuts" look, use a 2x6 piece of wood on the opposite side as you "tap" out the general shape. If you want to give the job a try, consider 0getting a puller tool set from an parts store for about $30.

Take your time and you should be able to cut about 4-5 hours of labor charges.

Can you get to this from behind? I have yet to tear the trunk apart.

What's a "puller tool set"??
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Unread 11-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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I would bang it as flat as I could get it nad throw some corner armor on it. Probably be cheaper look more unique and more protection
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Unread 11-29-2009, 08:04 PM   #9
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saw a guy on tv on trucks or somethin . he took the tail light out and got a hook puller in there first . once he pulled as much as he could; he went to tappin and pickin from back side . he used a slide hammer with a hook to pull first .
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Unread 11-30-2009, 12:48 PM   #10
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OP, did you ever get this quoted by a body shop?
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JCR offroad has some pretty cool rear corner armor that would cover all that up. but those look like stock tires on there so probably not what your looking for.
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