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Old 04-05-08, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rust Repair Estimates

I recently bought a 91 legend L sedan but because I was so eager to get off the bus I rushed it and now I'm stuck with a car that has already cost me more to repair than to buy. What I would like to know is how much would it cost to repair the rust or if its even worth the investment. I have a small area on the quarter panels that has rusted through, 3 of the 4 door sills have rusted through, driver side wheel well is rusting and there is about three spots around the windshield. I got a bunch of pics maybe somebody can who has had this or a similar problem can help me out.
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Old 04-05-08, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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damn dude. that thing has seen far too many harsh ontario winters
Hopefully you didnt pay too much for it.
As long as it runs well for now, drive it like it is. Think about selling it / parting it out eventually, and buying a nicer legend when you have the $.
That thing is full of car cancer and i'm afraid it may be terminal
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Old 04-05-08, 09:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those rust spots have to definitely be replaced with metal. It's hard to give you an accurate estimate but you're looking at over a thousand dollars for a good job.
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Old 04-05-08, 11:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i went to two places to get an estimate the 1st place i went to wanted $3,000 for the job and said it wasnt even worth bothering because how old my car is and the amount of miles it has. the 2nd place i went to wanted $2,500..



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Old 04-05-08, 11:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These are all the answers I was afraid to get... and I was thinking about driving this until I can find a '95 legend or something in better condition. Mechanically it runs very well so I'm sure I can manage. Thanks for the replies.
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maaco. 1600$-1800$ for that repair and paint maaan
that suuucks... thats what happens when u get a car from canada that was previously owned by ppl who did not give a crap about their cars

1600$-1800$

OR!

you MUST have a friend that can weld.. to tell you the truth its really easy to cut the rust off and weld new metal onto it.. sand it down.. do all the dirty work. and then goto maaco.. and it'll be like 1200-1400$
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Old 04-06-08, 02:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey Nosco, check this thread out:
WARNING: Thread contains disturbing content (+ 56k unfriendly)

This member was in Toronto and had some great work done by a guy here, in the city.

I'm trying to get the contact info of the guy who did the work but shtewps has not yet responded to my PM.

I have a little rust work I need done and shtewps' work was done well and at a decent price.
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Old 05-24-08, 04:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think I'm just gonna do the body work myself with the fiber glass resin and that color match paint you can get from napa has anybody successfully done repairs on rust this bad? And if so do you have any tips regarding products I should use or tools or techniques so far I got the sand paper 80 - 220 grit, block sander, primer, fiber glass kit from Bondo, color match paint I'm sure I'm gonna need that POR - 15 stuff any more suggestions

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I'm also using the color match paint along with undercoat, primer, rust neutralizer, and clearcoat. Just make sure you have a circular grinding disc with your 80 grit. I made the mistake of not getting one and tried to use my electric block sander and composite grinding disc and it has taken quite awhile ( I also overapplied my fiberglass bondo a bit, be sure not to do that either, you can always add more as needed). Also if you are removing your back bumper to get to the bottom edge of your quarter panel, be prepared for a possible headache. First of all there are quite a few screws and bolts and some of them are rather difficult to get to. If some are seized or stripped don't be surprised as your car is around 15 years old and theres a good chance your bumpers never been removed before. I'm sure some will find it easy to take off but it sure wasn't for me.

I'll try to get some pics up when I'm done, even I'm a little skeptical about how this might turn out but I'm crossing my fingers. Not too worried though the car was only a thousand bucks. Thought I could finish in a day with 4 relatively small rust spots and 1 big one but it's gonna take 2. I'd hate to have to do this for a living ; ).

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I had gotten two quotes from two different shop about my rust as well. It was $1600 and $1900, but it was just minor rust in 5 different areas. I did get it repair and the car it's spotless again.
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The going rates locally are $200/body panel for rust repair with new metal and colour matched paint. The repair work is pretty good but the paint job varies. My coupe was worse than yours. I got it fixed up for $600. I have a few contacts in the west end that I can refer you to.

Don't have good before pictures but you get the idea. This is only on the surface, was much worse on the lower part.





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Hey Nosco, check this thread out:
WARNING: Thread contains disturbing content (+ 56k unfriendly)

This member was in Toronto and had some great work done by a guy here, in the city.

I'm trying to get the contact info of the guy who did the work but shtewps has not yet responded to my PM.

I have a little rust work I need done and shtewps' work was done well and at a decent price.
did i reply to you? i cleared my inbox a few times since that date so if i havent please resend.

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Old 09-15-08, 05:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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So after a couple of months I ended up getting a coupe in much better condition... it has rust too just no holes that I can see. Hey TonyTheBullet if you can pm me those contacts you have for the rust repair cause I really would like to get this handled now before it gets outta hand oh and Shtewps I don't think I got the response if you did get back to me as I pretty much gave up on my sedan its a parts car now. My supt. loves me hahaha I'll try to put some pics of the coupe's rust up as soon as I get home
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I've got you beat with the rust though

This was everywhere... I did the bodywork myself though so the whole thing repaired and painted cost me less than $800
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Old 09-22-08, 08:01 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What the coupe's problem areas look like



That horizontal collection of dots is actually a series of dings



Another ding



rust



a lil more



and what should I do with this?

I hope to clear this rust away before its too expensive and the dings and paint could wait I guess

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