Saturn repair (I know it's far from a hotrod) - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 07:30 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Central Iowa
Age: 40
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Saturn repair (I know it's far from a hotrod)

last night my dad backed into my saturn and cracked the drivers side corner panel above the wheel. Are these plastic panels fixable?


Joe

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 07:47 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,578
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 10
Thanked 61 Times in 39 Posts
Yes they are.

But these panels are not a repair that can be made by a novice.
They are enough problems for a professional.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 08:15 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,006
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 708
Thanked 1,076 Times in 959 Posts
Barry's right, I worked in a shop where we specialized in Saturns, we repaired NOTHING when it came to the cracked plastic parts. In the shop I work at now, we repair NOTHING when it comes to cracked plastic parts.

The fenders are pretty cheap, you can remove your adjacent door skin real easy for blending. Take the new fender and the door skin to a shop and have them painted (make it clear to them the door is just a blend) and reinstall them.

These cars are extremely easy to work on. They are the nearest thing to the old VW America has ever built.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 09:42 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
used parts are another option, especially on a saturn where corrosion is of no concern.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2005, 09:39 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Central Iowa
Age: 40
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks,


Is it that it's faster to replace or that a repair to the crack don't work. I may have found a used panel.
I'll be painting it myself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2005, 03:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 104
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Don't use bondo, there is a specific type of epoxy (not the 5 min. junk) that is great for usage. I've got an 02 SL so had the same trouble.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maaco vs. At-Home Paint Job nightrain_rod Body - Exterior 127 08-26-2012 03:07 AM
Fiberglass hood repair raidmagic Body - Exterior 3 03-17-2005 08:57 AM
Why your hotrod is better'n your... 66Caprice Hotrodders' Lounge 25 07-15-2004 10:15 PM
Saturn transmission/diff. failure volts600 Transmission - Rearend 6 03-03-2004 10:21 AM
IMPORTANT Car Legislation fsjimmy Hotrodders' Lounge 5 12-03-2003 03:55 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.