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Stan's repair

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:34 pm
by The New Guy
Unfortunately, I had a little accident with my IS200.
Nothing too crazy, but damn that skinny tree did a lot of damage.

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After getting towed out:

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Other than having a bent sway bar,
I virtually dont have any damage to the frame, undercarriage, or suspension.


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Re: Stan's repair

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:39 pm
by JZZ30
Dont want to be a jerk but I think you would better go for a new used IS200 than trying to repair that!

Imho for a proper repair you have to cut out the damaged area and weld in a new one dont know if this is even possible for a bent roof.

I think the overall costs for that kind of repair will exceed the prices for a new used IS200 by far even in Germany?!

Re: Stan's repair

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:03 pm
by Trd Shane
JZZ30 wrote:Dont want to be a jerk but I think you would better go for a new used IS200 than trying to repair that!

Imho for a proper repair you have to cut out the damaged area and weld in a new one dont know if this is even possible for a bent roof.

I think the overall costs for that kind of repair will exceed the prices for a new used IS200 by far even in Germany?!



Was thinking the same .. You would get a bare shell for little to nothing a lot of work Ino but less hassle and better result ... I would imagine you would get a bare she'll for what 200-400 and that's expensive .. I got prices of a bare shell here in Ireland for 50 .. No rust no damage atal :/ just my opinion .. But best of luck with it man

Re: Stan's repair

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:46 pm
by The New Guy
Agreed, getting another Lexus WOULD be a lot easier. But with that being said, I am currently working at a automotive technicians shop 5 hours a day, so I have time and I have the tools/resources and the knowledge from my instructor.
Parts are a bit tough to find though.

Anyway, heres what I have managed to do so far.

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Removed glass, and used a porto power to straighten the a frame to the best of my ability.

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Next, removed the worst area and began to attempt to pull the dented area out

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I'll try to have some more photos up and keep you all posted!