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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Started off as "Just a Bumper Job"

Whats up everyone,
I thought this would help some Fanatics, A lot of people are left stranded looking for a trustworthy body shop to take their precious cars. I wanted to post this thread to show the damage that can be caused from a simple rear end impact.

A customer came in for "Just a bumper Job" (his words) with some minor damage to his rear bumper on his BRAND NEW 2013 Porsche 911

Let's take a look at this bumper job.
Here is what pulled up...
(Damage to the Right of License Plate)


This is going to be easy right?...

Step one is to remove the bumper and check for additional damage...
This is what we found.

Impact bar has been smashed in like a Pepsi can...

So we further remove the bar and heat shields etc...
after proper stripping we realized the frame had damage...

This being an aluminum frame Porsche requires replacement, which requires removal of engine... Let the fun begin...

Once the engine was removed we further inspected the frame and found some of the welds were beginning to separate.

Once the insurance company came out to see the additional surprises they approved and we continued to remove and replace the frame
We put the car on our Frame machine made by CAR BENCH (which is the same frame machines that Porsche Prototypes their cars with) this ensures that the car is aligned to factory specs down to the Millimeter!
With the car on Jigs and the old frame out of the way we installed the new frame. (hard to see because the frame comes black)

Here you can see the Betamate seeping thru(ultra high strength glue) That bonds the frame.


Now that the frame is back in place we had the motor put back in
Time for reassembly!!

Yes... we started it like this. Yes it was loud as FCUK!
Out with the old and In with the new!

All the new parts on the way in.
Once reassembled and tightened up, we send it to Porsche to have them clear all the codes, Align the wheels, and quality check. (Porsche dealer must do this to not void warranty) Once the car is back in our hands we send it thru our wash/detail department
Walked in on her in the shower...

And now look at that rear end!!!!!




A whole lot of work for "Just a bumper Job"

So Wherever you are located here's some tips to get a proper repair on your Porsche 991 or whatever you drive.

Check YELP wherever you are.
Make sure the shop is actually doing the work that is on the estimate
Have good insurance (IF YOU WANT OEM PARTS, READ YOUR CONTRACT!!)

And for you lucky fanatics that happen to be in Southern California - Los Angeles.
If ever you are in a situation where you need some body work feel free to contact me

We are currently being sponsored by BMW of Beverly Hills and we are an approved repair facility for
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Tune in for the next episode where we fix this 135 quarter panel with a plunger...



We are replacing the 1/4 panel this one will be pretty cool!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Most cars aren't aluminum framed, rear-engined cars.

But nice pics.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Do the new 911 cabs still have the drains that clog and cause water to overflow all over the cabin?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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Most cars aren't aluminum framed, rear-engined cars.

But nice pics.
Thanks
No most cars aren't but if this was just a normal repair I probably wouldn't be sharing it...

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Do the new 911 cabs still have the drains that clog and cause water to overflow all over the cabin?
No idea man...
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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pretty insane... from the looks of it, it looks like a 5mph hit honestly if it was nothing more than a little fender bender, shame on porsche for building a car that is that fragile. So let me ask, what did the final bill come to on that porsche? Rather than a $500 paint job for the bumper... lol
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:44 PM   #7
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I think the bumper and impact bar ALMOST saved the car but were pushed over their limits. You can see the impact bar did its job and collapsed but it was completely crushed to where it was no longer a cushion. The total was about $20K
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I think the bumper and impact bar ALMOST saved the car but were pushed over their limits. You can see the impact bar did its job and collapsed but it was completely crushed to where it was no longer a cushion. The total was about $20K
Holy mother...
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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Holy mother...
Insurance.

But honestly, I probably would have just replaced the bumper and called it a day
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #10
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Insurance.

But honestly, I probably would have just replaced the bumper and called it a day
Thank god for insurance. But if the structure of the car is compromised in anyway, you definitely don't want to be driving around. Thats a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:04 PM   #11
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wow! that is crazy how what looks to be a bumper replacement turned into all of that. Its nice to see companies out there that do it the right way!


BTW, you car car is beautiful.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #12
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:22 PM   #13
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Imagine those people that would see something like that and say "eh its not that bad" that damage is deceiving....I don't know what that says about the new Porsches, but nice detective and repair work
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20k?!? That's crazy! Good job for catching all those problems though!
Owners lucky for insurance wonder if he would have paid otherwise
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
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All that and it's not even a CarreraS.
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Hahahah love you dude, awesome work!

Now that's a quality shop!!!!!
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Just out of curiosity, what caused the damage? Was it a 5mph bumper tap or what? Thanks!
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Wow! That much damage from what looks like a low speed impact.

That seems like a very poor design, no?
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