01-04-2004, 12:31 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this question but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with a damaged body kit? I'm going to sell my 93 Corolla with a body kit before my xB arrives (Feb...I can't wait). The only porblem is that my girlfriend rear ended another car a while back and it produced a crack which runs across the front end of the kit. It essentially sort of buckled in. Also, the little hole where the kit was screwed into place along the side of the car was torn so now there is no hole (sort of like when you rip a sheet of paper out of a binder). So it is only screwed down on one side. The kit is still on the car but in bad shape. I wanna fix it slighlty before selling it. Any thoughts on what the best way to do this is? I had a friend say that the same kind of caulk that is used to repair cracks in a bathtubs works. I'm not sure what to do though. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
01-04-2004, 12:36 AM
how much do you wanna spend? do you wanna repair the whole thing without paint? a body shop could do that for under $200 easily
01-04-2004, 12:39 AM
I pretty much want to spend as little money as possible. I was really wondering if there was anything I could do myself to fix it. If there isn't I'll take it to a body shop as my last resort.
01-04-2004, 12:43 AM
duct tape...lol, sorry, i only know shopwork but ask XBBOY, he would know
01-04-2004, 01:30 AM
WHAT UP...wow that sounds like alot of work...you can always sell the car "as is", if it is an 86 hatchback/16 valve you would have no problem getting rid of it. most people would have no brob getting that of your hands and fixing it themselves...if it's not that type of corolla and it has that much damage there is really no other way to fix it but to do it right..you would need to take off the piece, reglass it, sand it down and repait it, if you want to get a decent price for it.
or you can just half ___ it and use bond and sprau paint and trade it in and hope it will hold up until you get to the dealership...either way it's gonna be alot of work, better of selling it as is and knock your price down some. good luck and post your Scion when you get it.
01-04-2004, 01:47 AM
i have a friend that broke his civics body kit (cracked the front bumper all the way up) he went to autozone and bought all the fiberglassing stuff you need to fiberglass and he fixed it himself, it all cost less than 100.00 but it took him a long time but if you do it right lke he did you couldn't tell it was broke at one time.
01-06-2004, 03:25 AM
fixing fiberglass is easy, but you will need new paint. it is about 150 to just paint a front bumper and depending on the crack you will add on from there.
01-06-2004, 05:16 AM
bondo is your friend 8)
01-06-2004, 05:22 AM
jcd if you have an 85 - 88 corolla ill be glad to take that off your hands
01-06-2004, 05:06 PM
Wow, it seems like everyone loves Bondo. Jason, my Corolla is a 93, not a 85-88, sorry. I really do want to get rid of it though b4 February to make room for the xB in my driveway. Plus use the extra money from selling the corolla towards the down payment.