Post by mightyspuds on Jan 11, 2020 10:45:21 GMT -8
Heres the damage.I dont know how to take pics off of smart phone so cant do those yet.Crazy thing is its just a fender,bumper with lights and the entire left turn signal that goes on left side of headlight,the lights are completely sheared off.At 'pic a part' thats only about 150 dollars worth of parts that all bolt on and off,no welding so it can be repaired.Dont think any steering damage,just smacked out of alignment pretty good.SO hopefully I can find color matched parts and repair all this myself.
Post by mightyspuds on Jan 12, 2020 10:25:50 GMT -8
Off to junkyard,wish me luck!
EDIT-12 days there and was a literal shell.In row 73,very last row,I walked past it a few times because there was nothing left to show what it was,I mean stripped bare.Didnt even bother going to the other yard for a car thats been there 2 weeks longer.
Soo...leave my lexus tool bag in car,ready to go on a moments notice next one to show up.
Post by mightyspuds on Jan 14, 2020 12:33:39 GMT -8
Ordered a turn signal housing and socket for 45 dollars on ebay.Now I need bumper cover and fender,but need that turn signal now. Fortunately the wire harness is still there and appears intact,they separated from housing when it was torn off
Turn signal harness wire
Very professional bumper remanufacture,should be able to make it all look good as new with a little rubbing compound .Maybe not.
Keep poking at it. Your efforts so far look fine to me. Some people have a knack for body work. I do not. Bondo and all that drives me nuts and I would rather replace chunks as needed. Now, of course, I do not have to worry about any of that stuff. When I came back from the circus in Vietnam I bought a 429 Torino GT-a 1969-and loved that car. The engine was a bit odd and I rattled around for a time and stumbled across a 428 SOHC which was transplanted into it. Tres quick and a subtle rumble from the exhaust. Some crap head bashed the right front in a parking lot and I spent weeks looking for parts, not unlike you are doing now. I fully understand what you are going through.
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