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Old 11-21-2012, 12:42 PM   #5776 (permalink)
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Sent some stuff back to be returned for an in-shop credit (to get more goodies with) and picked up my '05 HVAC controls to update my HVAC setup and bring my parts list for my interior upgrade one step closer to being complete.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #5777 (permalink)
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Got the first of several estimates back, $2730. Took it to another shop, waiting for the estimate from them, they were rather backed up due to everyone being off today, right before a holiday.

Also the insurance is investigating to see whether or not the guy who forced the accident has any liability. I hope the answer is "Yes. All of it."
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Took her to "Ye Ole Wheel Shop" to get an estimate on fixing 2 rims with dents. I think my motor club is going to cover the damages, so Ill just have to pick up the bill for dis-mounting and mounting the tires and balancing. I think Im going to paint them dupli-color bronze, so I wont bother having them painted. I dont think the motor club would cover it anyhow.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #5779 (permalink)
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Got the first of several estimates back, $2730. Took it to another shop, waiting for the estimate from them, they were rather backed up due to everyone being off today, right before a holiday.

Also the insurance is investigating to see whether or not the guy who forced the accident has any liability. I hope the answer is "Yes. All of it."

FWIW, my insurance claim for a replacement bumper cover and paint was $680. That may be about right... looks like new hood, grille, headlight assemblies, bumper, fenders(?). Paint and fitment. Paint is going to be a big part. They are going to have to blend that large new paint section into the old paint.


Now if you can source a parts car with good front pieces for cheap, ie, the '99 Foz CL ad posted earlier, and just pay the shop for the install and repaint, it may be cheaper.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:24 PM   #5780 (permalink)
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Yeah, the quote from the first shop is $1100 parts, like $1600 labor, mostly paint. 13 hours of paint vs like 5/6 hours for the rest of the labor. I don't have it in front of me.

I want to see what this shop comes up with before I concern myself with anything else. Like that $600 '99 up there I'd have to pay to get it here for a start, then it still would need to have the parts painted, and the welding done, so it may not actually be any savings depending.
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got lost in the desert for 2hrs, took a wrong turn in the dark and was driving around random dirt roads until i popped out randomly on the side of a main road out near my parents house and scared some people

time for some bright *** lights so i dont get lost again?!




yes...i think so
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:27 AM   #5782 (permalink)
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Yeah, the quote from the first shop is $1100 parts, like $1600 labor, mostly paint. 13 hours of paint vs like 5/6 hours for the rest of the labor. I don't have it in front of me.

I want to see what this shop comes up with before I concern myself with anything else. Like that $600 '99 up there I'd have to pay to get it here for a start, then it still would need to have the parts painted, and the welding done, so it may not actually be any savings depending.

What welding? Fenders, hood, grille, headlights, bumper should all swap. The only thing you might want to get new is a bumper cover since the L is textured plastic and the S is smooth painted plastic.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #5783 (permalink)
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What welding? Fenders, hood, grille, headlights, bumper should all swap. The only thing you might want to get new is a bumper cover since the L is textured plastic and the S is smooth painted plastic.
The core support is trashed, going to have to be replaced
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Went out to clay bar the XT and noticed coolant leaking.

Installed a new koyo radiator and new upper and lower hoses.

I keep tapping into my mod money :(
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Had a tire plugged that had a nail in it. Changed oil and filter. Man this vehicle runs great. 150,000 miles and still feels like a new car. Fit and finish on these things are amazing :-)
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changed the oil, took him to the post office, yelled at all of the idiot Black Friday drivers.
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Finished Painting struts brace parts a funky color :P
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Ordered in Optima Redtop, putting in tomorrow morning. trying to decide on which light bar to buy. Stuck between primitive or rally innovations....decisions decisions.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #5789 (permalink)
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This finally arrived yesterday.



I'm now another step closer to completing my interior conversion I desire.

Still, I'll need to get the overlays for the controls as well as get the center console area wrapped and locate a hazard switch as well.

That being said, the dials on the knobs are a bit worn and the silver has come off in a few spots so I want to respray them so they look new again.
Anyone know if they are completely removable or not and if so, how do you get them off?
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Anyone know if they are completely removable or not and if so, how do you get them off?
The silver rings? Yes they are. I saw it somewhere on here that someone removed them and plastidipped them. I believe they are snap in, snap out pieces.
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