Body, Paint & Styling This was some serious bodywork (and money).

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by i-DSI, Tuesday 20th Sep, 2016.

  1. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    You might remember this:
    I ditched my car (litterly)!! (General - )
    And a few months ago, this happened to the right hand side (hit a pole when leaving parking space). Door to be scrapped and sill needs a lot of rework.
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    Then one asks the question: what to do? Change 3 doors, repair doorsill, left front wing... After already a big bill for airbagrepair.
    I can tell it's only the love for this car that made me decide to let it repair. I found 3 used doors in Budapest - Hungary (no front wing) and contacted a body shop in Aalst who already did some work on my Accord (sport grill and rear bumber spray) and my wife's Civic (front door respray.

    These are 3 pictures I took when it was in the body shop:
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    And these are taken today, a good week after I had the car back:
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    I'm so happy!! Gone is every single scratch that was on it after more than 5 years and 165.000 km.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bravo and that is a amazing repair job, happy to see her back in her prime.
     
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  3. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Sure, if you would have seen her in the flesh. Pfff.... Write off if every single part should have been bought new. Lucky to have found 3 used doors.

    Edit: oh yeah, I had to miss her for 3 full weeks. Just to give you an idea of the work involved to 'straiten' her again :Grin:.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That is a lot of body work for sure the labour cost would have been high.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Repair work looks of high quality. Congrats on getting her back and well done for getting it all done.
     
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