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So I guess I'm the lucky one today! Getting a new rear bumper for the abby! My wonderful boss at work decided to back out of his parking spot and remove mine for me free of charge! New body panels before my first oil change...I'm SO excited. :(
 

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So that's how you remove the rear bumper!
 

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Perhaps it's the perfect time to ask the boss for a raise, while they're feeling guilty.

Hopefully the body shop can make it look new again.
 

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I had some damage on another new car I had. Was just as devastated thinking "Well, it's not new anymore." but I found a really good body shop who did a great job including replacing some parts that would have been concealed. Don't even think of it anymore because where ever I look it is perfect and I know what I can't see is as well! Wishing you the same results.
 

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Wow, we'll I hope none of the mounting areas have been damaged since that might result in a longer turn around time for you. Always hate when this sort of thing happens to a new vehicle, kills its clean title.
 

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So heard back from the body shop; Even more good news. Fiat has not yet released an ETA on when new body panels will be available! Awesome right? Wondering, if he handles this through his credit card and we d not use insurance, does this still get reported as a wreck on my vehicle?
 

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So heard back from the body shop; Even more good news. Fiat has not yet released an ETA on when new body panels will be available! Awesome right? Wondering, if he handles this through his credit card and we d not use insurance, does this still get reported as a wreck on my vehicle?
No, I doubt it. I went through something similar last year. It was handled privately between me and another party and nothing was ever reported. Still, I'd double check to make sure that the outfit doing the body work isn't mandated to report.
 

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So heard back from the body shop; Even more good news. Fiat has not yet released an ETA on when new body panels will be available! Awesome right? Wondering, if he handles this through his credit card and we d not use insurance, does this still get reported as a wreck on my vehicle?
Well we know at least 1 spider is in the junk yard. That was a T-bone accident so maybe the parts you need are available.
 

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well that sucks, and for sure good advice, good timing to ask for a raise.

yep one lusso but the only usable exterior panel on that vehicle was the driver's door. when i got hit the car was pushed/thrown and ran over several street signs and well as spun around a bit, decklid hood, all side panels except driver's door were damaged in some manner. but his is an abby so wouldn't have been able use that bumper.
 
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