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Old March 25th, 2009, 03:31 PM
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Old March 25th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:18 PM
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Hi Everyone
I went to Golden Hammer at lunch. They are the AUTHORIZED body shop for Hornburg. They looked at the damage and informed me that the only way they would fix something like that is with bondo. According to them, the panel is not replacable and welding aluminum would be pointless as it is so thin and they would still need to bondo the weld areas. They have a 25k aluminum welder and are totally certified. They just said they wouldn't do it in this case and felt I would be hard pressed to find anyone who would think cutting and replacing is better than bondo. They prep the panel so it will hold the bondo. They said it looks like something hit the area again and that is why the bondo flaked. They based this on the trim being bent. I am not sure either way.

Ready for the total. $1357.24 to fix
So we have the authorized repair place for Hornburg saying they would do it only with bondo and pretty close to the original receipt I have.

Now after we are done ragging on departing90 lets discuss the damage. whats the best way to fix this? bondo, cut, I am in no rush.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:27 PM
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As a rule, you want to use as little bondo as possible. If that is their stance, I would definitely take it to the other shops suggested and have them take a look. If there is still a solid piece of AL behind the bondo a good body guy will probably remove all the plastic and straighten it out, then just use a skim coat to level it. I wouldn't let Golden Hammer put their hands on it again judging from what they told you.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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1300 to bondo it? thats insane. I would ask Mike at ECR to weigh in on this. Ask an expert how he would fix it.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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I have no intention of going back. I was curious. Hopefully someone will chime in. As I said I am in no rush to fix it. In the grand scheme of issues it is minor.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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When rear tub panels are messed up we replace the entire tub side. That way it retains all the factory spot welds and all the factory structure and you can not tell a repair was ever done. However, that is costly so it depends on how much you care and how "anal" you want your truck to be. There are lots of ways to "fix" it, fixing the panel, gluing a tub face on, etc.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 05:01 PM
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I guess I just want it done right.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 05:09 PM
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bouncing it off a few trees should get the rest of the bondo off and give it the appropriate land rover look. Straight panels are way overrated



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this is surreal
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Bondo is not horrible, if used in moderation.

What I would do is get a propane torch and heat up the bond and get rid of the rest of it. Beat it as straight as possible and give a light skim of bondo and then sand and paint.

Ron

PS replacing the tub is two solid days of work if you are quick about it (not including painting it and probably more if it is rusty.) I don't see how you could replace a tub side in any reasonable amount of time either.

PPS if you look at this http://www.eastcoastrover.com/115.html you can see good and bad body work. Bad what was in it, good, what Mike did.

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no offense to anyone on here but that is a horrible color on a D90.
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I kind of like it.
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Hey Barry, you might want to blacken out the PO's personal info (at least her name, address and phone number)
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no offense to anyone on here but that is a horrible color on a D90.
Arizona Blue, one of the factory colors for the Hella 90s.
It looks great in person, IMO, in fact my own 90 is getting painted that color.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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thanks i pulled it down
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maybe its just the pictures under the flourescents that make it look like a teenagers nail polish.
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maybe its just the pictures under the flourescents that make it look like a teenagers nail polish.
does look better outside
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no offense to anyone on here but that is a horrible color on a D90.
Bite your tongue.

Hella Editions are THE D90s to have. I have learned that two are in Ohio (the lazer red and java green).

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does look better outside
It looks the same as caladonia blue which was on 7 1998 Discos.
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