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    I'm going to paint a bull's eye on the back of my Seven. This time it was nudged from the front. Looks like another new nose and 4 dzus fasteners. Going for my smog as soon as I get a chance.

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    Frustration

    Every place I called to get quotes on the body panel swap outs refused to work on the car or give quotes. "Nope we don't do those" was the answer I received at least a dozen times. I was calling because the first place I drove to get a quote (who I looked up on the internet and found they worked on Panteras) was recommended by the insurance co. made me wait almost 45minutes before the salesman/adjuster looked at and photographed the car told me he wouldn't work on it. What a waste of my time and I told him that; I also told the insurance woman as well. Well like I said I called a dozen places, nobody wanted to deal with it. I even told a few of them that they could charge what they wanted "make it worth your while". So I took it to my local mechanic who has done some work on my Galaxie and TBird and he said sure. "Just a few bolts and some dzus fasteners, what's the big deal".

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    • #3
      Rob

      I believe Clark Taylor had some extensive work done on his car at one time. You might send him an email for the source.

      A couple of ideas, one for your car, one to help the other driver.

      Doug
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      Last edited by Doug Liedblad; February 14, 2006, 05:26 PM.

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      • #4
        I had my rear ender repaired at Dale's Restoration
        http://www.dalesresto.com/
        While he did a beautiful job on Clarke's car I was not satisfied. He replaced the crushed rear panel with very thin sheet metal that has a wavy surface and is a far cry from the original condition. I would have normally asked to re-do this but I was so happy to get my car back after many weeks of delays and frustrating discussions with Dale that I just left my $3000 insurance check and drove away.

        YMMV

        Gert

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        • #5
          Thanks Gert, I think I have found my solution with my local(4 doors away) mechanic. Thanks for the design ideas Doug but which one is for who? Hmmmmmm?
          I posted my earlier rant cuz I was just pissed with Mercury Insurance. They handled it so poorly. I'll be placing my order for parts in the morning. Does anyone need anything small?
          Last edited by venom7; February 14, 2006, 09:09 PM.

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          • #6
            I'm thinking of a very cartoon bullseye; very Bugs Bunny. I'll have yet another spare nose cone to practice my fibreglass skills and painting.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by venom7
              I'm going to paint a bull's eye on the back of my Seven. This time it was nudged from the front. Looks like another new nose and 4 dzus fasteners. Going for my smog as soon as I get a chance.
              VENOM7, Iam surprised to read that you would have problems getting some one to repair your 7 .Have you looked at taking it to a specialist race car repairer.

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              • #8
                Where? Who?
                Mostly not worth the time to some one who has a proper race shop and beyond most who don't.
                But I'm always interested in finding more sources. Maybe we should start a list of shops? Magnus?
                Hmmm?

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