Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Re: Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Postby jrsride2002 [OP] » April 19th 2012, 6:16pm

I GOT THE NEW GRILL!!!! YYYYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bouncy: :banana: :D This is me doing my happy dance!

All I need now is a new badge and more mounting screws from the junkyard, and a few other things im working on..... And im right as rain!!
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Re: Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Postby jrsride2002 [OP] » June 9th 2012, 6:55am

OK, my bad. I took the pictures, did the job, but never made a follow up right up on it. :banghead:

OK, well I am just about done... Not quiet but darn close.. Have some electrical gremlins to work out. Everything mechanically works awesome! New 1" radiator is in, with the new a/c condenser. Also had to replace the horns and a a/c hard line thats hides by being routed to the passenger side door area, was able to get to it via the wheel well with the skirt removed.. But here are the new additions!! Super stoked about these, one for the trans and one for the oil. Didnt need the oil but figured why the hell not. Its still preventative maintenance. :banana:

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I had to add washers behind the bumper and longer mounting bolts for the bumper to so it wouldn't crush the new cooler on the passenger side. You can see where it started to push in the fins, but I dont care about a couple of bent fins, so long and it doesnt break the lines im all good. That was my proof that the body shop didnt do it right, though in all fairness, they were close.... But still dont dig that shop, wrote up on them too.

Next will be a cooler for the power steering, but im in no hurry for that either. Also want to wire wheel and paint the bumper before I put the plastic bumper back on. Now its just about figuring out those electrical gremlins.


Thanks for the views, input, support!!!
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Re: Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Postby JohnnyC16117 » June 9th 2012, 12:23pm

Save it Man.. And dont feel alone bro I am going through same thing..mine was hit last week by a tractor trailer and did some serious damage... Dedication, Money, & Work will fix ANYTHING , and this is without a doubt something worth fixing. Collision repair today is amazing , trust me I know it overwhelming to look at ..but imagine the satisfaction you will have once it all back together 8-) .. Ill post ya a pic that hopefully will make ya feel a little better and set you on fixing it. Good Luck & Sorry To Hear About Your Accident
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Re: Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Postby JohnnyC16117 » June 9th 2012, 12:24pm

wow sorry dude ..Im still a bit drunk missed a few posts ..lmao
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Re: Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Postby AWDASTROVAN1999 » June 9th 2012, 12:27pm

OUCH,,,,,, Maybe just buy another like yours and make yours a parts van....
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Re: Collision Damage. Do or dont do?

Postby Lumpy » August 18th 2012, 4:11pm

jrsride2002 wrote:
... But here are the new additions!! Super stoked about these, one for the trans and one for the oil. Didnt need the oil but figured why the hell not. Its still preventative maintenance. :banana:

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Nice looking install...but...those style coolers are designed to mount horizontally, with the tubing running horizontal, right to left and back, rather than up and down, vertically. It may or may not make any real difference in terms of actual cooling. I don't really know.

Nice, big coolers though.

I recommend a pair of temp gauges to go with it. Water and Trans.


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