How much to replace the hood?

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Old 25 May 2006, 12:46 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much to replace the hood?

Can anyone give me a ballpark figure how much I can expect to be
charged to replace the hood on my 2000 Camry? If it is going to cost
huge amounts I may just elect to leave it as is...the ding is a bit
ugly, but I can probably live with that.

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Old 25 May 2006, 06:19 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How much to replace the hood?

A ding? Have it repaired (banged out, filled in and spot painted). Brand
new hoods come with shipping dings - plus they have to be sanded, primed and
completley painted. You're looking at $500.

<mundei@pjm.com> wrote in message
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> Can anyone give me a ballpark figure how much I can expect to be
> charged to replace the hood on my 2000 Camry? If it is going to cost
> huge amounts I may just elect to leave it as is...the ding is a bit
> ugly, but I can probably live with that.
>



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Old 26 May 2006, 07:56 am   #3 (permalink)
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Well...okay...a big ding. But that gives me a good idea of the pricing,
thanks! (Big ding means bald tyres + wet road = skidding into back of
truck with the ladder at the back = front of hood has a crease and
scraping from side to side between the headlamps. Is that the sort of
ding that can be banged out?)

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Old 26 May 2006, 01:53 pm   #4 (permalink)
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<mundei@pjm.com> wrote in message
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> Well...okay...a big ding. But that gives me a good idea of the pricing,
> thanks! (Big ding means bald tyres + wet road = skidding into back of
> truck with the ladder at the back = front of hood has a crease and
> scraping from side to side between the headlamps. Is that the sort of
> ding that can be banged out?)


You can repair just about any body panel. In geographical areas where
there are people with panel beating skills, and reasonably low salary
levels,
it might be an option.

(If you ask the question whether it can be done, that would presuppose that
you are not capable of doing it yourself.)

Your use of the spelling 'tyres' suggests you might not be in the USA, but
had
you been in the UK, I would have expected you to say 'bonnet'.

Sometimes it is cheaper to get an undamaged panel from a junkyard, repaint,
and install.


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Old 26 May 2006, 04:36 pm   #5 (permalink)
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<HLS@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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> <mundei@pjm.com> wrote in message
> news:1148648192.203382.314050@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com...
>> Well...okay...a big ding. But that gives me a good idea of the pricing,
>> thanks! (Big ding means bald tyres + wet road = skidding into back of
>> truck with the ladder at the back = front of hood has a crease and
>> scraping from side to side between the headlamps. Is that the sort of
>> ding that can be banged out?)

>
> You can repair just about any body panel. In geographical areas where
> there are people with panel beating skills, and reasonably low salary
> levels,
> it might be an option.
>
> (If you ask the question whether it can be done, that would presuppose
> that
> you are not capable of doing it yourself.)
>
> Your use of the spelling 'tyres' suggests you might not be in the USA, but
> had
> you been in the UK, I would have expected you to say 'bonnet'.
>
> Sometimes it is cheaper to get an undamaged panel from a junkyard,
> repaint,
> and install.

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Hmm, good going, Sherlock, about the use of "tyres".
But as you noticed, he said "hood" instead of "bonnet" and described the
vehicle he ran into as a truck, not a "lorry"......


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Old 26 May 2006, 04:40 pm   #6 (permalink)
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<HLS@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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> <mundei@pjm.com> wrote in message
> news:1148648192.203382.314050@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com...
>> Well...okay...a big ding. But that gives me a good idea of the pricing,
>> thanks! (Big ding means bald tyres + wet road = skidding into back of
>> truck with the ladder at the back = front of hood has a crease and
>> scraping from side to side between the headlamps. Is that the sort of
>> ding that can be banged out?)

>
> You can repair just about any body panel. In geographical areas where
> there are people with panel beating skills, and reasonably low salary
> levels,
> it might be an option.
>
> (If you ask the question whether it can be done, that would presuppose
> that
> you are not capable of doing it yourself.)
>
> Your use of the spelling 'tyres' suggests you might not be in the USA, but
> had
> you been in the UK, I would have expected you to say 'bonnet'.
>
> Sometimes it is cheaper to get an undamaged panel from a junkyard,
> repaint,
> and install.

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Just an uneducated guess, but since it's the best selling sedan in the US
(in the world?) I'd think there would be plenty of hoods in wrecking yards
waiting for new owners, and likely at a much lower price than buying from a
dealer. Heck, you may even find one in the right color~ and locating one
shouldn't be too hard, since major wrecking yards have hotlines between
them, in which they ask other yards if they have a particular part and get
an answer in minutes.


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Old 26 May 2006, 05:40 pm   #7 (permalink)
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mack wrote:
> <HLS@nospam.nix> wrote in message
> news:g8Idg.98611$dW3.91666@newssvr21.news.prodigy. com...
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> > <mundei@pjm.com> wrote in message
> > news:1148648192.203382.314050@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com...
> >> Well...okay...a big ding. But that gives me a good idea of the pricing,
> >> thanks! (Big ding means bald tyres + wet road = skidding into back of
> >> truck with the ladder at the back = front of hood has a crease and
> >> scraping from side to side between the headlamps. Is that the sort of
> >> ding that can be banged out?)

> >
> > You can repair just about any body panel. In geographical areas where
> > there are people with panel beating skills, and reasonably low salary
> > levels,
> > it might be an option.
> >
> > (If you ask the question whether it can be done, that would presuppose
> > that
> > you are not capable of doing it yourself.)
> >
> > Your use of the spelling 'tyres' suggests you might not be in the USA, but
> > had
> > you been in the UK, I would have expected you to say 'bonnet'.
> >
> > Sometimes it is cheaper to get an undamaged panel from a junkyard,
> > repaint,
> > and install.

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Hmm, good going, Sherlock, about the use of "tyres".
> But as you noticed, he said "hood" instead of "bonnet" and described the
> vehicle he ran into as a truck, not a "lorry"......



Holmes, the original poster appears to be from Delaware, United States,
based on his/her IP address.

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Old 26 May 2006, 11:16 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: How much to replace the hood?

Check ebay
if not the local junk yard.

there are always ppl selling used and new hoods on ebay

http://www.golfer-review.com/m_toyota/camry.htm

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Old 27 May 2006, 06:14 am   #9 (permalink)
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"mack" <mackerel@dslextreme.com> wrote in message
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> Just an uneducated guess, but since it's the best selling sedan in the US
> (in the world?) I'd think there would be plenty of hoods in wrecking yards
> waiting for new owners, and likely at a much lower price than buying from

a
> dealer. Heck, you may even find one in the right color~ and locating

one
> shouldn't be too hard, since major wrecking yards have hotlines between
> them, in which they ask other yards if they have a particular part and get
> an answer in minutes.


A 'dealer' would be the last place to go, and then only in the direst of
desperation.

Try www.car-part.com IF he is in the USA.



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Old 30 May 2006, 10:57 am   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: How much to replace the hood?

Thanks for all the input. And to end the speculation...I'm originally
from New Zealand, living in Pennsylvania USA. I used hood instead of
bonnet because I've encountered a lot of blank stares since I moved
here if I use "bonnet" and "boot" instead of "hood" and "trunk".

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