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Old 11-06-2005   #1  
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DIY front end damage fix

Got this car on wednesday from an auction and it had a little hit on the passenger front side.

The fender where it connected with the bumper was pushed in about 1.5 inches, the bumper was sticking out about an inch and the headlight was pushed back and half an inch. The hood was also sitting slightly higher on this side do to being pushed up during impact.

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Instead of taking it to a body shop I figured I give it a try my self because its only sheetmetal and sheetmetal bends....

I took off the bumper, headlight and fender and started playing around with the mounting points where the impact took place. After about 4-5 hours of trial and error of bending things into place I got everythign to line back up fairly nicely. Its not a "looks brand new" type of job but its much better then before and not very noticle now.

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I also bent the hood back out so it'll line up better with the fender/light and removed the surface scratches with scratch remover...
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looks good!
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good job only thing it looks like to make it look brand new is a fender
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lol thats awesome! guud work mang, not perfect, but deff taking it to some jack asses that charge up the *** for it.
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got any plans for this car?
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how much did you get it for? (if you don't mind me asking?)
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how much did you get it for? (if you don't mind me asking?)
http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=233805
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