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    The Brown Blob 87gtVIC's Avatar
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    I would guess a shop would charge over 3k.

    That is my number with my limited experience in receiving quotes and experience in body shops.


    Photos are a bit close....is this the drivers side rear door?



    If so probably more.....
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    My '98 MGM had some work done on the front left a year or two before I bought it. The parts that I know were replaced: driver side fender, bumper cover, and some paint work. The header panel was most likely replaced as well and I think the hood was likely also replaced. The Bumper cover was easy to tell it was replaced once I found a 2000 MGM VIN on it on a factory sticker.
    All that to say the repair bill was just over $5200 according to the VIN history report for my '98 MGM. It looks like you have more work to be done than my '98, especially considering the condition of your quarter panel.
    Hopefully you can find a shop to do it all and not be too crazy on price.
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    A real body shop is going to want to put a quarter panel on there, as well as a new door. I can easily see that coming up to the $5k quoted above. The quarter is very labor intensive.

    A jack leg shop could shortcut it but I still bet you are in for an easy $2000.
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    +1 3-5K easy. All the labor is getting the panels straight and lined back up reasonably well and then cleaned and paint. Paint is still expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post

    A jack leg shop could shortcut it.......
    This gave me a good laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    This gave me a good laugh.
    Similar to saying, "That's alright, it will just buff out"!
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    Ive had damage worse than that on a vehicle and drove said vehicle through Willets Point looking for parts....there were many jack leg shops who were just going to pack the damage with body filler and call it good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Ive had damage worse than that on a vehicle and drove said vehicle through Willets Point looking for parts....there were many jack leg shops who were just going to pack the damage with body filler and call it good.
    Wow - haven't heard the name Willets Point (Corona) in years. I can only imagine the "first class" (LOL) shops in the area!!
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    Whats left of it. Almost all off the map. Just a few holdouts left in the area. It is a wasteland....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Whats left of it. Almost all off the map. Just a few holdouts left in the area. It is a wasteland....
    A real shame. Used to be a nice area but then that might have been when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
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    Thanks folks

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    Keep us updated if you go out and get some quotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Keep us updated if you go out and get some quotes.
    I'm actually waiting still to hear back from the adjuster after I did their job to inspect the damage for them and even then I don't know about any underlying conditions.

    I do know for a fact it has to go on a frame machine thangamagig

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