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Unread 05-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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TJ body work estimate

I was recently t boned by a silverado in my jeep and need to replace the front fender and entire passenger side. I was quoted 3K to repair and paint them. does this sound about right?

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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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Might be a lil high but it all depends how good a job the place does.. Is it a respectable shop? Theres plenty of short cuts a shop can do to save a lil money but it could end up looking shotty in a year or two.. Also depends on how bad you were t boned.. Any pics you can post of the damage?
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Unread 05-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #3
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For the three side panel oem replacement parts from quadratec will run you just under $100 for all three, they have to be cut and welded in. Front fender is $250, and those are our prices, not discounted like most shops get. Start asking around friends for Body guys, there is this habit body guys have of collecting the tools of the trade and doing all the same stuff in their free time for extra cash. And it is always cheaper. Heck if you are really ambitious find someone willing to teach you. (typically cheaper and you can see how it is done and learn at the same time.) Not familiar with Cali, but did you get $$$ from insurance or is this out of pocket? $3k can go a long way all around if you work at it. Also, not sure on Cali costs for repairs. Here in Northern IN I could buy a brand new fiberglass tub and have it painted for 3k. Just my .02, ask around, even try craigslist, ask to see a guys shop before doing work, you can tell a lot about how talented/skilled a guy is by how he keeps his work environment.

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Unread 05-24-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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That is not out of line for putting on the whole side in a decent shop. Been doing this for 35 years.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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pluss remember were this is 29P Ca. the clean air act there has made it all but impossible to run a body shop. Lucky thats all they want.

I would want to check the axles run out after being hit like that. They bend rather easy. CA mounts, frame etc.......
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Unread 05-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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Yeah I wrote my post and realized he is in Cali, laws are stupid there.
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