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Old 05-28-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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My 2003 Boxster S Hit By Bus (Update)

Update: I ended up going to small claims and won $ 8,900.00 for damages, the Judge did did not award me for diminished value, but it's small claims and not civil court. I fixed it myself and it turned out excellent, I even install a Philips 4 LED DRL's and they are super bright and don't look gaudy. The bumper I got from Prestige Bumper, the grills and other items from Pelican Parts. I'm 50 years old and I took body and paint while in High School. I've alway kept up my skill from time to time on my own cars but this one really mattered.

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Good for you. I'm 52, took metal shop in high school and was able to avoid a $500 muffler replacement in the wife's car by buying a $90 Harbor Freight wire feed welder and repairing the split seam in the resonator. After all these years, the weld wasn't pretty, but it did the trick
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:15 AM   #3
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Boxster Hit By Bus

That's great, the parts and materials cost me about $1,500.00 so I got paid well for my labor. Back in High School in Body and Paint class I learned how to weld as well, but is was Gas/Acetelene, maybe one day I get a welding rig.
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Age 27 - Germany, 2 Ea. 924's

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Age 47 - 03 Boxster S Guards Red - Love it!

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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Which Phillips lights did you go with and can you show a us photo? I have a set in my Amazon cart, but haven't clicked BUY yet.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Boxster S Hit By Bus (DRL Lights)

Philips 12820WLEDX1 Daylight 4 High Powered. I would welcome any comments.

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Age 21- 914 smashed in the front, did the body work, painted it Guards Red, fun car.

Age 27 - Germany, 2 Ea. 924's

Age 28-37 - Bought 1966 912, pulled out of Dirt, re-build, dialy driver for 8 years.

Age 47 - 03 Boxster S Guards Red - Love it!

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Old 05-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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need a better picture, but at first (sideways) glance they look pretty good.



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Old 05-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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So you repaired this front end? Well done. Looks like everything lines up nicely. The DRLs look good too. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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Boxster S Hit By Bus ( Better DRL Pictures)

Thank you, I tried my best and now if I get hit for hit something I know the paint matches well. I have attached a close up picture of the DRL's

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Age 47 - 03 Boxster S Guards Red - Love it!

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