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Rear-ended -- Is car fixable?

Postby augustinian » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:33 pm

My 1990 CRX SI was rear-ended in November. I finally have an offer from my insurer, either to keep the car or let them take it away. I'm the original owner, so I hate to let it go, but the auto body shop says the rear right frame rail is damaged and has to be replaced. Insurance offer is about $3000 to keep, and estimate to fix is about $4500 assuming the frame rail parts can be found. Car is in good shape except for rear end damage.

Any thoughts on whether this is fixable? Or where to order OEM frame parts?
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Re: Rear-ended -- Is car fixable?

Postby ModifiedEF » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:11 pm

scrap it- brake it into parts.
I don't want to know whats gonna happened if someone hit you again.
CRX or your LIFE.

Get new one im telling you its only CAR.
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Re: Rear-ended -- Is car fixable?

Postby thaeli » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:28 pm

Original owner - ouch. That's rough losing a faithful old companion like that.

The frame rail parts are not available. The only cost effective fix is to get a clean shell and drop the good parts from your old vehicle into it.

If you happened to own a hot rod shop or something, sure, there's nothing that can't be fixed with enough fresh metal, welding, and a frame rack. But you can buy a clean SI for $3k and keep your original as a parts car.
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Re: Rear-ended -- Is car fixable?

Postby Baker » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:17 pm

It's a parts car.
Even if it is repaired, it will NEVER be the same as OEM from the factory.
Unibody cars this vintage don't take hits so well, esepcially small ones like the Crx.

Keep it and either part it out or use it as a parts car if you want to look for another one.
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