What is a good place to buy used body parts

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  1. wfz

    wfz Junior Member

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    I got into side collision that my left side (both doors) what was hit by the left lane truck switched into my lane. The guy lied to insurance company that we hit in the middle.

    Anyway, I would like to see if waiting for a used body parts of the same color would be a more affordable option to have the body fixed. Where would be a place or online site to find the parts I need? In general how much it would cost to buy 2 doors?

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  2. Raytheeagle

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    What area of the US are you located? Got any salvage yards around? How big of a hurry are you in for repairs? Check eBay yet?
     
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    Watching a lot of crime dramas lately, might be factor: the title sounds kind of alarming. :eek:

    My 2 cents: I would do it kosher, get a good body shop on it. There may be hidden damage, and salvage parts of the same colour will still have variation, paint match won't be that good.
     
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  4. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Do you have access to the equipment and the help to get and hang a door? It is not a one man job. Since you asked the question I presume you don't have the equipment or the help.

    I agree with Mendel, take it to a body shop and get a professional opinion and estimate. Maybe you need a door skin. Maybe you need a door. Maybe you need more body work than you think.
     
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