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Old 07-21-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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Default My "new" (to me) 09 V6 needs a lot of body work. Advice?

I picked up a 2009 Mustang V6. It needs quite a bit of body work and I'm looking for some advice on the best way to do this. Basically, it's going to need both fenders, a hood, driver headlight, and the front bumper all at some point.

The driver fender and headlight are the absolute necessary pieces that need be fixed right away. Then the bumper, followed by the hood, and lastly the passenger fender will need to be replaced or repaired at some point.

I've never had to have any body work done, so I have no clue if I'll be getting ripped off when I get a quote.

What would be an average amount to have all this fixed and painted? Assuming all pieces will need replaced. I think the only part that might be fixable is the passenger fender. I'm hoping to keep it at about 2k total if at all possible.

If I just have them replace the pieces, without them being painted right now, would that be significantly less? I picked this car up from a friend who needed some money. It won't really bother me if the paint doesn't match right now, as my main goal is to have it as a daily driver and then slowly save up to have anything else needed done. If I can keep it at about 2k I can just get everything done now.

The reason I'm asking all this is because I'm in my second year of college and I'm trying to get this car fixed to be able to get me to and from school/work. My current DD is an 01 accent that's about to fall apart.

Thanks for any advice or suggestions in advance.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:13 AM   #2
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assuming no structure (e.g. front subframe or strut towers) is bent, things like front fenders, hood, core support are bolt-ons. If you don't care about paint matching, you could probably do that yourself. plan on painting alone to be about $1k because any shop who cares about doing it right will try to "blend" the newly painted parts with the existing color.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
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Pictures would help in order to evaluate the extent of the damage
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