By on May 31, 2019

Smashed Mustang Quarter Panel, Image: OPTTAC regular Mikey writes:

A lady backed into my Mustang a few weeks ago. She was cool and fessed up. I let the insurance companies figure it out. The Ford dealer says “we need to do a quarter panel replacement.” The body side is one stamping, so they need to cut into the roof and the door sill. They have a quarter of the car torn apart — deck lid off, interior trim, fascia, all in pieces .

I know the world has changed, but I’ve seen a lot worse banged out. I guess I should be happy that it’s not stuffed with body fill. I’m just a little worried about all the electrical, plugs, sensors and who knows what else? The damage didn’t look that bad.

Should I be confident that the Ford dealer can put it back together correctly? (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • ahintofpepperjack: While I wouldn’t like to take the risk, supposedly the 2017+ Powershift transmission are...
  • ToolGuy: Based on a rough extrapolation of recent world events, the zombies will be emerging on or around March 1,...
  • SilverCoupe: Not actually recently, but back in the late ’80’s or so, I saw a not too distinctive looking...
  • Lie2me: This was only the beginning for the full-sizers from Chrysler, by the time it was over the New Yorker/5th...
  • Vulpine: If you ask me (and I know you didn’t) I think this is a great idea. It emphasizes the...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber