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Old 11-05-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Palmer, Alaska
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We already have a replacement hood. $180. A good friend of mine does body work, used to work for a trucking company repairing fiberglass and sheet metal. He is going to get it done for the cost of the materials. Good to have friends with skills.

I don't think I am going to have the roof replaced. It isn't damaged to a point where it is irreparable, it is just that it had so many small dents on it, the adjuster recommended replacing it rather than pulling the dents. I will still get a roof replacement estimate from a body shop though.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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The insurance adjuster is looking at a "flat rate manual" that shows something to the effect of it taking xx hours to replace a roof panel, and xx hours to repair each dent. When you add all of the little dents together, you get a total that makes the roof panel replacement look cheaper than the repair of the dents.

FWIW, In my former occupation as a manufacturer's rep, I would not allow my own dealers to replace roof panels under warranty. There aren't many shops qualified to pull off such an extensive replacement without future service issues. Things like windshields leaking, wind noise complaints, etc.

The hood is another matter, I'd insist on a Ford hood though. Nobody else's replacement parts are going to fit as well.
Very valid points! I don't know that I'd want to keep a car that had that much repair work done, just for the reasons you cited.
I also heartily agree that using OEM parts is mandatory!
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