any body men on the forum? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2018, 05:18 PM
fat tire's Avatar
fat tire
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: va/wv border in the mountains
Posts: 477
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 47
Thanked 92 Times in 70 Posts
any body men on the forum?

I need a guess as to what it will cost to fix my car. 20 14 equinox



    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2018, 05:29 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR
Age: 53
Posts: 3,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,143
Thanked 4,782 Times in 2,839 Posts
When I hear bodyman, I look. But I am no help on pricing at all. Sorry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2018, 07:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Laurel, De.
Posts: 418
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 213
Thanked 165 Times in 123 Posts
Kind of hard to do without sitting in front of the crash estimating system with the parts pricing, body labor, and paint labor, paint material etc. The crash guides also display the retainers and such that are not readily visible. A lot depends of if they repair vs. replace or whether aftermarket or oem is used. Also can't see if any headlights tabs got broken or if there's anything that resides behind the bumper or fender that got smushed. Typically you or the insurance co. does a pre-lim estimate on visual damage only and then the car is torn down once inside a shop. An insurance co might write a short 2 hour repair on the bumper cover and then it's up to the shop to file a supplement if it's decided that it can't be repaired or for other missed damage.

Most shops do free estimates so why not go by one? Taking a totally wild stab against similar ones that come through me I'd say maybe $1500-1800K just on what's seen if not more.

Last edited by Hipster_G; 04-06-2018 at 08:04 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2018, 07:46 PM
fat tire's Avatar
fat tire
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: va/wv border in the mountains
Posts: 477
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 47
Thanked 92 Times in 70 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hipster_G View Post
Kind of hard to do without sitting in front of the crash estimating system with the parts pricing, body labor, and paint labor, paint material etc. The crash guides also display the retainers and such that are not readily visible. A lot depends of if they repair vs. replace or whether aftermarket or oem is used. Also can't see if any headlights tabs got broken or if there's anything that resides behind the bumper or fender that got smushed. Typically you do a pre-lim estimate on visual damage only and then the car is torn down once inside a shop.

Most shops do free estimates so why not go by one?
I plan on it Monday
I just wanted a ball park figure now.
I was told around $1800-$2000
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2018, 08:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Laurel, De.
Posts: 418
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 213
Thanked 165 Times in 123 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by fat tire View Post
I plan on it Monday
I just wanted a ball park figure now.
I was told around $1800-$2000
Not out of the question. Typically my guessimates are on the low side.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2018, 09:24 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,243
Thanked 6,696 Times in 4,306 Posts
The old backing up and swinging the front over to hit a post trick.

Yep-$1800 to $2300 I am thinking.


Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2018, 04:28 AM
fat tire's Avatar
fat tire
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: va/wv border in the mountains
Posts: 477
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 47
Thanked 92 Times in 70 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
The old backing up and swinging the front over to hit a post trick.

Yep-$1800 to $2300 I am thinking.


Brian
you are correct. but it was not a short pole and I didn't do it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2018, 03:07 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,243
Thanked 6,696 Times in 4,306 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by fat tire View Post
you are correct. but it was not a short pole and I didn't do it
It's so funny when people come in with damage and give you a whole different story. I have seen this for so long I can just about give you the address of the pole that it hit! LOL

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2018, 03:13 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,243
Thanked 6,696 Times in 4,306 Posts
The fender is looking pretty funky and a lot of shops may want to replace it, that would put the price up there a bit more.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2018, 01:16 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 1,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,106
Thanked 4,773 Times in 2,637 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
The fender is looking pretty funky and a lot of shops may want to replace it, that would put the price up there a bit more.

Brian
I don't know, seems a new fender, paint and install is usually less expensive than the labor to straighten and then paint around here...If the deductible is over $500 I would be getting a price on new part and paint to match, then put it on myself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2018, 01:25 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 1,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,106
Thanked 4,773 Times in 2,637 Posts
After market replacement fender is less than $100 with free shipping...OE is $150 plus stupid high shipping, total around $300.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2018, 02:14 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR
Age: 53
Posts: 3,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,143
Thanked 4,782 Times in 2,839 Posts
I would be on car-part.com looking for a fender the right color.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2018, 02:21 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 1,779
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,106
Thanked 4,773 Times in 2,637 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I would be on car-part.com looking for a fender the right color.
Exactly, that color is quite prevalent and may be easy to come up with used. I thought of that, but didn't post it...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
idrivejunk (04-08-2018)
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2018, 05:03 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,243
Thanked 6,696 Times in 4,306 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I don't know, seems a new fender, paint and install is usually less expensive than the labor to straighten and then paint around here...If the deductible is over $500 I would be getting a price on new part and paint to match, then put it on myself.
You are right, until the blends are factored in, that often puts it over fixing it.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2018, 10:53 PM
bullheimer's Avatar
NEVER use credit cards!
 

Last journal entry: car with tt2's, (stockers going back on)
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North of Seattle
Posts: 3,088
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 61
Thanked 73 Times in 58 Posts
my Matrix is way worse, i got $800 from the ins co and bids from $800 to $1200 from three different places. i live in a place with about 30,000 people tho. if i went to seattle it might be different. but i did get a bid of 1200 from maaco in bellingham. much worse than that, i need a new bumper. dont think you do.
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:
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:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



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
to every body in this forum luisito Introduce Yourself 1 02-01-2009 12:02 AM
The Corvette Forum now has a "paint/body" forum roger1 Body - Exterior 4 02-28-2007 08:04 PM
Body Men!!! black66 Body - Exterior 3 01-13-2004 05:20 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.