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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well I had a misfortunate accident right when my insurance lapsed. Was about to switch. Anyhow, progressive will not cover the accident and i am forced to fix the car.

I owe 3k on the car still; and am wondering what my best options are:

should i try and fix it myself?
possibly sell it as is
or sell to a junk yard?

Im not a mechanic by any means but can prob do some basic repairs if theyre easy.

so far i know, im going to need a new hood, new headlights/brackets, new bumper, new radiator

the front bumper frame bent a lil so it looks like its mounted on by 6 11mm lugnuts; so a new one of that

also the radiator bent in and now the fan pushes up to the block



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part out the car if you have the time, you'll be able to get the most out of it.
What year and model?
If you post that on here, I'm sure A LOT of people will jump on that. Lots of parts.


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Looks repairable, will probably need a good pull to make sure sub frame is straight.

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Well if you do decide to part it out, PM me, i'll buy some things!


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2.5' ZZP DP
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It is a 2008 Chevy Cobalt LT
it drove home just fine; although the radiator drained on the accident but i only had to go 2 blocks
Everything is stock; 2.2L Engine
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Wow! If ur gonna fix let me know and ill look for parts I have. Might still have a radiator and lights stock lights from 2010 lt. Plate looks like ny


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It is a 2008 Chevy Cobalt LT
it drove home just fine; although the radiator drained on the accident but i only had to go 2 blocks
Everything is stock; 2.2L Engine
I'm assuming you live in austin, tx?


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2.5' ZZP DP
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Closer look at plate says Texas my bad


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I'll buy parts off you too of you decide to part it out.


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I'm assuming you live in austin, tx?
no actually; Amarillo, TX
about 4.5 hours from OKC and ABQ Either direction on i40


And ill be willing to fix myself and buy parts over time
was going to start with radiator
then grab some headlights and some mounting buckets

then it will be fully operational

then grab a cheaper aftermarket bumper

Time isnt a problem
Money is right now;
I was swapped over to part time at work; and my girlfriend no longer works
(We're expecting a son soon) and are preparing for the arrival
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