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Found amazingly clean G35 two months ago & today it might be totaled...

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Old 05-14-2019, 10:41 PM
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Well gang, things couldn't have gone better at the body shop. While I'm still waiting on the "at fault" determination to get my deductible back (optimistic, video is clear), the work itself went great! Not only did they repair everything to spec but the body shop actually repaired existing rear bumper scuffs/dings that I'd never requested to be fixed as they weren't part of the accident (see pics). Talk about a nice surprise after a week of worry. The shop that did the work is called Autosquare Collision Center in Arcadia, CA and Joey/Nick over there made the whole process a breeze. Can't thank them enough.

For the curious, the bill came to $3,500 for the repairs involved, including the replaced Nissan glass and it took just about a week to get it back. Thanks to everyone for the support and kind words, it was greatly appreciated!






Rear scuffs/dings before body shop

Rear fixed as a nice surprise!
 
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Nice man! Cant tell anything ever happened.
 
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I'm really happy it turned out so well for you, she's almost looking like new. They did a great job!
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:42 AM
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I'm really happy it turned out so well for you, she's almost looking like new. They did a great job!
Those are actually the prior owner's plates but I've got a buddy going there now. Great school 🌴
 
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I hope you get the deductible back, and that looks terrific! I'm glad for you.
 
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Wow great deal. Congrats on the fix they did an incredible job.
 
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That was a quick turnaround. The car looks great. Do you know how they repaired the door jamb?
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:47 PM
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That was a quick turnaround. The car looks great. Do you know how they repaired the door jamb?
It looks like they were able to get behind it somehow and pound/massage out the damage in that area. Similar to paintless dent removal if you've ever seen it done before, I think they were able to get a tool back there or something and massage it out since that part can't really be replaced. That's my hunch anyway!
 
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With that much damage sandwiched between the unibody I can almost guarantee they welded on studs and pulled as much as they could then just used filler and matched the contour. There's too much disassembly and cutting involved to get into a lot of those places unless you're willing to spend a LOT of time on it.

Fortunately the G is very flat and curvy so stuff like that pulls out pretty good with studs. Angular cars are a real mother****er to fix.
 
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And the door MIGHT have been replaced but all it did was flatten the sheet metal up against the side impact bars, they could have just used a spot weld cutter and reskinned it.

Mostly depends on how much time you have to fix it.
 
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With that much damage sandwiched between the unibody I can almost guarantee they welded on studs and pulled as much as they could then just used filler and matched the contour. There's too much disassembly and cutting involved to get into a lot of those places unless you're willing to spend a LOT of time on it.

Fortunately the G is very flat and curvy so stuff like that pulls out pretty good with studs. Angular cars are a real mother****er to fix.
I knocked around a bit but it's entirely possible I couldn't detect the filler given the areas were fairly small. Once pulled out I guess it wouldn't need much so you're probably right. Especially at the final cost they came up with, which was reasonable (and not paid by me thankfully). As for the door, I'll actually find out soon as I need to take the panel off to replace the hinge/door-stay anyway. Should be easier to tell if they got away with a re-skin or not.

 
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Clearly someone didn't bother to read the thread..
 
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Nemesis... so smart... you're right

I was so excited to help and find a solution, The AD kicked in and went straight to the end to link a place I love going. Since the late 80's my brother and I rebuild Z cars.and have been going to the pick your part places and I love em.

Sorry if I wasted your time. Next time I'll read the entire post and highlight if needed.
 
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