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highwaystar
04-19-2008, 07:49 PM
so this was the damage
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair002.jpg

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair001.jpg

talked to slacker found out what to do as I am new to body repair save for minor rust fixing

so stripped her down

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair004.jpg

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair006.jpg

creative front clip straightening

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair007.jpg

got her pretty straight thanks to princess auto body tools

bumper lines up, time for paint
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair010.jpg

now this is a Crash? repair fender I got from slacker ( toyotafiberglass.com ) for 80ish$

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair012.jpg

put on two coats of tremclad rust primer after sanding, then about 4 coats of Toyota Cardinal Red touch up paint from crappy tire

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair015.jpg

kinda flat but the color match turned out pretty ok. Lucked out at pick a part and got a correct color hood

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair017.jpg

almost good as new [36] ill grab a new light bucket from pick and pull to straighten out the headlight. Im sure glad the headlight didnt break:D

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Highwaystarbc/truckrepair019.jpg

slacker
04-19-2008, 07:54 PM
I told ya , you could do it !!!! I see you used my " helpfull hints" :)

good job , looks great .

highwaystar
04-19-2008, 07:56 PM
I told ya , you could do it !!!! I see you used my " helpfull hints" :)

good job , looks great .

high praise indeed! haha many thanks for everything. [cheers]

Chody
04-19-2008, 08:35 PM
sweet, just clear that panel, sand buff and boom shiny

Dirtybert
04-19-2008, 08:40 PM
hey not a bad job looks alright. a little clear on that fender would help. other than that looks great

WestCoastMoose
04-19-2008, 09:03 PM
Icbc wrote off one of our cars($2900) and we bought it back,with less damage than what is on highwaystars. Funny thing, it is the same spot, we had no hood damage but a headlight did break.I repaired/replaced the fender for $50,primer and paint $20, headlight assbly and grill,$150.ICBC came, took pictures, and approved the car for the road.Sold the car for $2550 after getting back $2200 from ICBC and the car.
All it takes is a kick in the ass and you'll be amazed at what you can do.
LOOKS FAB!

4Lo
04-19-2008, 09:28 PM
Good job on the repair. A little elbow grease and that fender will blend right in. If it were me though I'd just leave it.[cheers]

dirka dave
04-19-2008, 10:04 PM
See, I knew that would buff right out !!

Good job !!

[cheers]

C.W.
04-20-2008, 04:59 PM
Looks awesome. Good job [36]
Wish i woulda ben around here to help, instead of running around the lower mainland.

Taxidermy
04-21-2008, 07:34 PM
nice work man [cheers]

Jayota
04-26-2008, 10:09 AM
Good job. I smashed my passenger side fender up aswell as my bumper and valance. Corey (toyotafiberglass.com) sent me a metal fender and valance for around 110 bucks. Great stuff!