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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Went to a bon fire at my buddys house a few nights back, and I stupidly parked behind a Pontiac Montana. Long story short, my buddys dad crawled outta bed at 11:30 at night and jumped in his van to go to work - obviously wasnt paying any attention or checking his mirrors, he backed right into it.

Took everything in me not to tear into him, all I could do was stare at my car. "Is this a new car?" were the first words out of his mouth, followed by "It's not bad at all!" :banghead:

Could have been way worse I guess, havn't had time to take it to my body guy for an estimate yet though. So glad the headlight wasn't damaged or cracked - especially since it's only been a couple months since I cleared the headlights and installed the LED's! I'm hoping the scuffs on the light will just buff out - not so sure about the fender though!

From here on out, I will steer clear of all Montanas & Ventures! I swear they've got it out for me, my first car (00 Cav) was backed into in the exact same spot by the same van - although the Bonne doesn't have near the damage the Cavalier did :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Not good!

Looks like an easy fix though, I could probably easily buff it out, I also have a good silver fender for you if you want it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:03 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:19 am 
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Thats a bummer,my bosses sister backed a van right into my 69 charger and took the back quarter panel out. Everyone seemed like it was no big deal.Hope it cleans up for you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:38 am 
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That sucks. I agree, it could have been much worse. Hard to tell from the pictures on how bad the fender actually is.

I had a friend's wife back her Liberty right into the hood of my LeSabre one night while I was at their place. Couldn't get mad a her because the truth was, I needed to replace it anyway, this just gave me an excuse to to it! :lol:

Hopefully you can get it all fixed up right!

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Tough luck! Went to a buddy's party this weekend and made every effort not to drive my car there for this exact reason, $10 for a sober cab is cheap insurance haha. Looks like everything should buff out, Bonnie got off easier than the Cavalier for sure!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:38 pm 
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I'm not too upset about it now, the bumper was in need of fresh paint anyways - like I said just hoping the headlight will clean up! Cars in the garage at the moment waiting on a new front wheel bearing to come in the mail and I'll be assessing this situation this coming week :) I'll keep posted!

Cavalier wouldn't even drive because the fender was pushed into the tire lol Bonne def gave up a fight!

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