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Good (cheap) panel beater in Melbourne?

Hi,

Somehow a pole met with the left rear end of my beloved EA (photo attached)... It had to happen just after I finally got rid of sqeaks in the breaks and was madly in love with my car again :( .

A quote from a panel beating shop was $1150 :-0 ... I just can't afford to pay that money, my budget is limited at $250 max. I don't want it to look perfect, just restore the shape a little and prevent from rusting, The uniformity of paint is not an issue either.

If anyone knows about a panel beater that would be able to help me I would greatly appreciate an email at [alex at cher dot id dot au].

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: Good (cheap) panel beater in Melbourne?

Mate, you're doorskin is stuffed,and this alone will cost more than $250 just for the part. If you can get that fixed for $1150 that is probebly as cheap as it gets.

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Mate, you're doorskin is stuffed,and this alone will cost more than $250 just for the part. If you can get that fixed for $1150 that is probebly as cheap as it gets.
thanks for the reply,

I'm not looking at fixing it properly, just beat it up to restore the shape above the wheel, put some coating on the bare metal to prevent from rusting and use spray paint to mask it a little.

The door doesn't worry me the slightest. It wouldn't be wise to invest $1150 into the car now if I won't get more than $1000 when I decide to get a newer falcon. And this damage does not affect safety at all.

So I thought of fixing this cheaply and driving until I save enough for an upgrade.

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