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Old 16 Sep 2004, 11:32 am   #1 (permalink)
Johnny Melvin
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I have a 1995 CAMRY 4 Cyl Auto.
In fact its 9 rears old today...Happy birthday CAMRY.

I purchased it new. Its got 67.000 miles.
Well serviced.
But about 5 years ago I creased a wing getting out of my garage.
Not serious but it was bent at wheel arch.
It was well repaired but the dreaded rust has just started to show.
Rest of the car is fine. I suupose for a 5 year repair its done ok.

I checked up at TOYOTA yesterday.

Comment was if we repair in now, the rust will be thru in 6 months.
Best fit a new wing.
He is not sure cost but thinks 450.00 that's about $810.
What would this job cost in USA.
I am 7o years old now and I don't think I want to buy a new car.
I am sure from a mechanical point this CAMRY will see me out.

Just wondered what range of prices you USA guys would get quoted.

cheers Johnny UK.


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Old 17 Sep 2004, 03:49 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Johnny,
You sound like a young 70! I recommend getting a new "wing", regardless of
the cost, enjoy your car and drive the guts out of it.
Bob

Johnny Melvin <johnny@melvin.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 1995 CAMRY 4 Cyl Auto.
> In fact its 9 rears old today...Happy birthday CAMRY.
>
> I purchased it new. Its got 67.000 miles.
> Well serviced.
> But about 5 years ago I creased a wing getting out of my garage.
> Not serious but it was bent at wheel arch.
> It was well repaired but the dreaded rust has just started to show.
> Rest of the car is fine. I suupose for a 5 year repair its done ok.
>
> I checked up at TOYOTA yesterday.
>
> Comment was if we repair in now, the rust will be thru in 6 months.
> Best fit a new wing.
> He is not sure cost but thinks 450.00 that's about $810.
> What would this job cost in USA.
> I am 7o years old now and I don't think I want to buy a new car.
> I am sure from a mechanical point this CAMRY will see me out.
>
> Just wondered what range of prices you USA guys would get quoted.
>
> cheers Johnny UK.
>
>



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Old 17 Sep 2004, 07:54 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Butherus" <rjb3@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Johnny,
> You sound like a young 70! I recommend getting a new "wing", regardless of
> the cost, enjoy your car and drive the guts out of it.
> Bob
>
> Johnny Melvin <johnny@melvin.com> wrote in message
> news:cicf1k$e0o$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> I have a 1995 CAMRY 4 Cyl Auto.
>> In fact its 9 rears old today...Happy birthday CAMRY.
>>
>> I purchased it new. Its got 67.000 miles.
>> Well serviced.
>> But about 5 years ago I creased a wing getting out of my garage.
>> Not serious but it was bent at wheel arch.
>> It was well repaired but the dreaded rust has just started to show.
>> Rest of the car is fine. I suupose for a 5 year repair its done ok.
>>
>> I checked up at TOYOTA yesterday.
>>
>> Comment was if we repair in now, the rust will be thru in 6 months.
>> Best fit a new wing.
>> He is not sure cost but thinks 450.00 that's about $810.
>> What would this job cost in USA.
>> I am 7o years old now and I don't think I want to buy a new car.
>> I am sure from a mechanical point this CAMRY will see me out.
>>
>> Just wondered what range of prices you USA guys would get quoted.
>>
>> cheers Johnny UK.
>>

Wings? Hi, I am from the US. My 2001 did not come with wings. Even if it did
I am sure with the 4-banger it has, it would not fly.


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Old 18 Sep 2004, 09:58 am   #4 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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"Johnny Melvin" <johnny@melvin.com> wrote in message news:<cicf1k$e0o$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk>...
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> I checked up at TOYOTA yesterday.
>
> Comment was if we repair in now, the rust will be thru in 6 months.


Not sure what you mean by "wing", but if you grind away the surface
down to bare metal, removing all the existing rust, apply primer, and
paint, the rust will not return, because it will have been completely
removed.
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Old 18 Sep 2004, 05:15 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Daniel M. Dreifus" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Johnny Melvin" <johnny@melvin.com> wrote in message

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> >
> > I checked up at TOYOTA yesterday.
> >
> > Comment was if we repair in now, the rust will be thru in 6 months.

>
> Not sure what you mean by "wing", but if you grind away the surface
> down to bare metal, removing all the existing rust, apply primer, and
> paint, the rust will not return, because it will have been completely
> removed.


Hi Daniel,
I think part of his thinking was ,the time taken to repair
the wing.
He said 8 hours.
This would cost as much in labour as just replacing it and been done.
I am not sure what the states side call this part of the body.
The hood down to the wheel arch and back to the door and forward to
head light housing.
Its the WING here in UK.

I can see his point.

Thanks Johnny UK.


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