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Old 12-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Rear bumper cover replacement

I feel really freaking stupid right now. I just rolled into my neighbors parked avalanche and destroyed their door however, the mustang stood strong minus a cracked tail light and some scuffs on my rear bumper. Anyways, where is a good place to look for a stock replacement cover online or can a shop smooth out and spot paint the scuffs? I'm kind of leaning towards replacing the cover as I think it'll be the cheapest route since labor prices are crazy high where I'm at in California. I feel like such a gooberClick image for larger version

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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ebay is the best place to look.
I saw one for sale for like 460 or something like that.
cost me less to repaint mine.

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and you can find stock tails for around $40 bucks
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I got some tail lights if your interested??
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Even if you can find a new one for $500, you will still have to pay to have it painted. It might be cheaper to fix it. You could also try posting a note over on the Mustang Parts for Sale and Wanted part of the forum to see if you get lucky and someone took one off that happens to be your color.
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My son works at a body shop as a painter. It most cases, a plastic type body piece such as the front and rear covers can be costly to repair if they have any rips, tears, or cutout pieces in the plastic. A special type epoxy is used as filler, or in the case of a tear, the piece has to be glued from the back, (they drill holes at both sides of the tear and "bevel" the sides to create a valley to prevent it from spreading), then the epoxy is used to fill in any drilling or valleys done to smooth out the surface for paint. So, all this work is labor time, and that's what can total up.

Your best bet would be to get an estimate from a good body shop that specializes in this type of work, and compare this cost against what a good used one will cost you. When buying used, price counts. Be careful of a used one that has a cheap price; it is most likely containing damage that yours already has. Maybe you'll get lucky and find one thats perfect and in your color.

Also be aware that shipping is high for these pieces as well. Some advertize free shipping; be weary of that too, as they may not wrap and package it up properly, and it could get damaged in shipping. A local yard would be your best bet; you can examine it first hand and save on shipping.
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Thanks guys. We have Roush shop here in town that I'm going to check out. Hopefully they have some take offs.
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