Woot, Avalon before, after and after

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  1. SNDP

    SNDP New Member

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    I love taking totalled cars and bringing them back to life. Got this at the auction a couple weeks ago, totalled. Radiator support and all the soft nose pieces are all munched. Straightened out the radiator support with a bumper jack, 2x4 and come along, now it's a cream puff! Im not going to paint the bumper. I know as soon as I fix it someone'll scuff it or hit it again. Im normally all Ford, but this little toyo's winning me over for a winter beater:

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    partway after:
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    Another hour massaging the hood with a 2x4 and me pulling and pressing on it, and she's all happy now:

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  2. tenplanescrashing

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    imports > * Fords

    true story
     
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    and I must say...that is an awesome idea for a winter beater. good job
     
  4. Kroze

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    What?
    how much did the car cost you?

    you fixed it with 2x4? lol.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Paint the bumper, but leave the rub strip black. Then black out all the other rub strips. It'll give it a cool Euro look.
     
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    how much?
     
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    total, the salvage car was about $1100 at the auction and spent about $500 on nose parts. A couple little things like some bulbs, screws, christmas trees and clips and it was under $1700 total.

    Ya, had a 2x4 flat against the firewall as a base for the bumper jack to push the rad support forward, then later I used it to hold the hood up while I pressed down to straighten it, then used little 2x4 pieces under the hood on the rad support and fenders edges to press the hood against in particular places as part of the straightening. Also, you use pieces of wood where you are hitting with the rubber deadblow so it spreads the impact out a little instead of making little dents in the metal, especially on edges.
     
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    very nice kill! :bigthumb:
     

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