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ROCKER PANEL by mousemeat
Started on: 08-24-2018 11:48 PM
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Report this Post08-24-2018 11:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mousemeatClick Here to Email mousemeatSend a Private Message to mousemeatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Trying to locate the grey-plastic rocker panel that's on my '87 GT. one of the employees at one of the PEP BOYS Memphis locations,
damaged the rocker panel...the estimate to repair and re paint those grey pieces was $ 1,600 ..they weren't happy with the estimate
from the collision shop...but they will have to honor it. or my neighbor who's a LAWYER, has promised to send 'em a 'nice' letter
reminding them who caused the damage, etc..soI'm looking for the above item.
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Driver or passenger side?
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Driver or passenger side?



DRIVER'S SIDE....

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I'm still trying to figure out what shop gave you a $1600 estimate to paint a strip of plastic. Hell, I would have done it for $200.
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Report this Post08-25-2018 12:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, I would like to see pics of estimate and damage. Heck, even a nice before shot of a $1,600 rocker.

You sound pleased to screw another.
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I'm still trying to figure out what shop gave you a $1600 estimate to paint a strip of plastic. Hell, I would have done it for $200.



yeah, i had the same thought...however, not one dime is coming out of my pocket. PEP BOYS, will (sadly) have to foot the bill....it's their
problem...the panel will probably need to be replaced....with a new one ( fat chance) or a good used one...which i'm searching for.

that purchase will come out of my pocket...the rest..pep boys...
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Originally posted by mousemeat:
yeah, i had the same thought...however, not one dime is coming out of my pocket. PEP BOYS, will (sadly) have to foot the bill....it's their
problem...the panel will probably need to be replaced....with a new one ( fat chance) or a good used one...which i'm searching for.

that purchase will come out of my pocket...the rest..pep boys...


Matter of fact, I do...why ? because the idiot tech who smashed my rocker panel in, was LAUGHING about it....that kind of stuff, does not fly with me. and yup, I'm going to give it right back ...believe me, if it happened to any other member of this forum, to their beloved car, you might take the same attitude...especially they were laughing about a plastic car.....and the damage was quoted at two different collision shops at around 1600 plus change...face it, bump shops are expensive......no two ways around it..

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The Pep Boys around here have a history of effing things up. I have little sympathy for them.


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If it was a new rocker panel, on a new car, it would probably cost less. The shop is probably covering themselves for issues that arise from age.

PEP BOYS should also pay for the panel itself. Usually, when they screw stuff up, insurance "repair" is a mockery.
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A friend of Raydar's who works at a paint and body, prepped and painted my rocker for under $200. That was on the right side. I still have a left side, but I'm concerned about shipping it.

I hope you've inspected the coolant tubes to be sure they didn't damage those, too. Though the rocker I replaced was because of an accident, it had already been damaged by a Pontiac dealer that lifted the car by the rockers. Cracked both and dented both coolant tubes. The left has a minimal crack so I don't plan to replace it.
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Originally posted by fierofool:

A friend of Raydar's who works at a paint and body, prepped and painted my rocker for under $200. That was on the right side. I still have a left side, but I'm concerned about shipping it.

I hope you've inspected the coolant tubes to be sure they didn't damage those, too. Though the rocker I replaced was because of an accident, it had already been damaged by a Pontiac dealer that lifted the car by the rockers. Cracked both and dented both coolant tubes. The left has a minimal crack so I don't plan to replace it.



if you are willing to sell that rocker panel, I am willing to purchase it...and pay for shipping...the damage to mine is pushed in, and dented..the cooling tubes seem to be OK..and it's been hot as heck in memphis today, but no sign of overheating....which is good...and today, I had the A/c BLOWING cold....it's very hot today in elvis land..
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if you are willing to sell that rocker panel, I am willing to purchase it...and pay for shipping...the damage to mine is pushed in, and dented..the cooling tubes seem to be OK..and it's been hot as heck in memphis today, but no sign of overheating....which is good...and today, I had the A/c BLOWING cold....it's very hot today in elvis land..



I'll try and post a picture of the damage..later today...maybe towards evening hours...just too hot to be outside......whew!

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Report this Post08-26-2018 06:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll have to try to find a shipping tube that's long enough. Kind of busy so it may take a couple of days. PM or email your contact info.
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Some shops these days don`t listen to what you have to say regarding your car.
I took my car in to one of the major chains to have exhaust tips welded on and I even gave them a copy of the lifting points.
I watched from the waiting room and when I saw the guy drop the copy I gave him on top of a toolbox and start to lift the car I went
out to the shop and sure enough he was about to try to lift it from the plastic rockers.
After that they tried to tell me that they would need to remove the whole exhaust to straighten it out to put the tips on.
I told them to just cut the pipe at an angle and weld it on.
They said no go, so I had them drop it and I found an independent shop that did what I asked.
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Report this Post08-28-2018 01:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for andrewwSend a Private Message to andrewwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Damn, just came across an brand new panel for $100CDN. Unfortunately its passenger side.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-aut...hNavigationFlag=true
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there would be hell to pay for someone to damage my rockers. They are from Dietmar in Germany and I had to go there to get them
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.....They are from Dietmar in Germany and I had to go there to get them


Yeah, thats because the guy was a stuck up prick. Always doing the "look at me, look at me" dance, thumbing his nose at everyone but wouldn't ship to the U.S.

If yours ever get damaged, I would have someone make a mold of them and possibly start making them. They are really beautiful and fit the car very nice.
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I guess a few of Dietmar's Rocker Panels made it to the US, I have a set... They do look great, but did take some work to make them fit well..

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