sorry if i said something wrong. and i am not claming to be an expert on this ,
but i had a friends that car roof and all the glass destroyed by a tree, similar to this but was only 3 story's tall and had a round top. the body shop was able to repair the pillars for the roof and use the roof of a junk yard car. they took all the glass out of the junk yard car and was able to use them. the car looks ok but not great.
i am not saying he can do it with a hammer and a week end but it can be fixed at a shop.
- he has no sunroof
- the passenger side of the jeep looks fine
- the rear driver side door
- the rear driver side pillar looks like it is a bent bent at the top and that bad all the way to the one in front of the driver
- hood looks ok, it maybe one hole
-the driver side door, front driver side pillar, driver side roof rail, and front glass is gone.
you guys are telling me this cant be fixed?
not saying its going to be cheap, but whatever he decides to do its not going to be cheap
can look for another jeep and use the damaged one for parts and sell for money, but the new jeep wont fell the same as this one did.
if the engine and transmission are fine, can find a bad wj and swap them over.
Won't feel the same as the old one? Boo hoo, it's a freaking car dude.
What does having a sunroof or not have to do with having a tree riding shotgun? Even if he didn't have one before, he certainly does now. The ROOF ALONE, forget about the glass and stupid scratches here and there...the roof alone is more headache than it's worth. The amount of hours chopping the entire, yes the entire roof off (you won't be patching that up) then welding the new one up is worth way more than the vehicle is worth. Do you have any idea how much of a pain in the *** it is to do this? It isn't simple cut the old one then lay the new one on top and magically everything lines up so you just weld the thing and call it a day. And at $80+ an hour for a shop...That car could have been driven by the pope and I still wouldn't bother.
Add the cost of the roof, glass, doors, you're going to have enough of a bill already. Tally up all the hours in labor just to replace the roof. Then add another $2,000 for paint/body work..
Can it be fixed? Of course. Anything can be fixed. When I was in the towing/recovery business, I towed in a brand new,fully loaded avalanche (hell if i remember the year but it was only about two months old at the time), there wasn't a single good panel left on it, something like $15,000-$20,000 in damage...guy had full coverage and the insurance co didn't total it.