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Arrrrg! My 911 got smacked!

I was backing out of a parking space at Blockbuster and this kid came speeding by after I just let a van go by. She hit me so had it tore my rear bumper clean off. Sheared off one of the bumper shocks. Initially I though that was all the damage but on further inspection the engine cover is skewed to one side.

The first place I took it to (insureance company recommended) would not say weather or not there was frame damage (I know there is by looking at it). They quoted $1450 to fix it with a used bumper assembly. The estimator said they nomally don't work on car this old but they would as a favor to the insurance company. I will NOT be taking it to them to fix. I then took it to my mechanic (RMG Ent.) and Bob said you can see the buckle on the drivers sidr rear fender. He thinks it will be between $5k and $6k. He said they wiill have to pull the engine to staighten the frame. Tomorrow morning I'm going to take the car to a place that specializes in porsches (Bodystyle) in San jose. This is going to take awhile.

Here is a look at the damage;

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Old 10-17-2005, 07:28 PM
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Ouch, at least your ok. Now you can change your bumper style if you like. Hopefully no frame damage.
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:31 PM
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Wow, we've had a rash of pelican cars get smacked up recently.
BTW_What muffler is that? Looks like GHL or B&B.
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That sucks. Sorry about that.
No way $1400 fixes that damage. I was rear ended last year and all it did was tear the bumper pads and bend the two bumper shocks slightly. OEM pads are NLA but aftermarket price is $400/each. (luckily the guy that fixed mine works on p-cars only and had a concours OEM pair he'd been sitting on) Price on the shocks is $400/each. My lower valence was straightened and I had no paint work. Total including labor was just over $3K. Your damage is far worse.
The $5K - $6K estimate is closer to reality but may even be low if the frame is bent and you need quarter panel work and paint.

I'm going to install fiberglass bumpers so if you need a bumper with recently replaced pads and shocks, let me know.
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I definitely have frame damage. I will know more tomorrow.

The muffler is a Borla.

Don,
I just make be interested in your bumper if it is complete shocks and pads. I was quoted $600 for one pad.
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That really sucks. It's interesting how the bumper just tore off like that without leaving any very visible damage to the rest of the car. Hope you get your car back soon though .
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Bodystyle does excellent work.

You should be in "Good Hands" wih them.

Sorry to hear about your accident!

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ouch Matt, hope it works out OK.
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Matt,

That's really Fuched!

Just how fast was this girl driving in a parking lot?

Damn! Crazy how it just ripped off without killing the lights, reflector, deck lid etc.

Best of luck with the repairs......


BTW - Bob used to be my wrench when I lived there, TOP notch, the Dans too.


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I would take off the tail lights and straighten the rear quarter.. so it gaps correctly with the deck lid. Source a used bumper set up. Paint the quarter, bumper ... bolt up and go.
It really looks like you got away easy. Is anything kinked in the engine compartment? .. or underneath?
also.. get an alignment afterwards.
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The drivers side resr fender is slightly buckled and with the engine cover skewed it looks like I will have to have the engein removed to straighten out the body. Initial est. from bodystyles is $3750, although he said he would have to get the car apart to verify how much the frame has to be straightened. May be $2k more.

I have no idea how fst she was going but it had to be well over the posted limit in the parking lot. If she was going only 15 it would not have done that much damage let alone tear off the bumper.
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You got smacked harder than the pic looks. Just trust the body shop to fix it correctly.
Never forget. These cars are assembled from piles of parts and bent sheets of metal....anything can be fixed as good as new.
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i found bob hanging out a the titty bar (.V.) next door and have used him for repairs and advice ever since. spent many hours there picking the brain of him and the dans.
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