So the po lice/insco will say it is his fault for being young and male. Nice!
Youngest son calls this morning. Not usually a good thing at this hour.
Had a Jeep Cherokee cut in front of him, he hit the brakes but still
ended up hitting them with the front left corner of the car. Jeep
bumper smashed headlight, crumpled hood and fender, no other damage
and car is definitely drivable. That's why we drive these cars,
Boy is perfectly fine, but understandably bummed/pissed.
So now I am faced with the following for a $3,000.00 car with a salvage title:
1.) Find a hood, fender and headlight. Headlight is easy, not sure
about hood and fender. Gotta call a local recycler to see if they
can find anything and how much it would be.
2.) Beat the panels out, replace the headlight and turn indicator
and let him drive it like that.
3.) Retire the car and find something else.
So, anyone know of a decent W140 or maybe an E class, something of
that sort? How's about a W140 that someone is parting out?
#2 will probably take place in the interim anyway, just so he has wheels.
I've never sourced body parts before, but I'm thinking that
something as big as a hood is going to be expensive if it's got to
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