All fixed (well, mostly fixed)

Apr 8, 2012 update on P71's 2006 Mazda Mazda5

After being quoted some insane numbers to fix the 5’s damage, I decided to fix it myself. I ordered a used bumper from LKQ in the same color and ripped my old one off. The physical bumper doesn’t wrap around, just the cover, so I had absolutely no damage behind the cover. The metal quarter panel did take a bump, so I hammer and dollied it back out and polished the scratches. The new bumper cover was a perfect match and bolted right on. There’s still a tiny crease in the quarter, but it just adds to the character of the already scratched-and-dented Falcon. Besides, I saved $1000 in labor costs.


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