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Old 10-03-18, 09:21 AM
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Default Help with my crashed 430-body shop Orlando area?

long story short I have some significant damage to my ls430 I need it taken out of the impound lot today to a place that can fix my car , I donít have a lot of money to fix my car right now so I was hoping someone could point me to a place that could tow it to their shop and fix it for a good price

Just need the car drivable

As you can see the wheel is mis aligned maybe a control arm is bent so on and so forth
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Old 10-03-18, 09:23 AM
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Nothing cheap about that, sorry hoss. That is over 50% of the value in terms of damage. Car is totaled by insurance standings.
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Old 10-03-18, 09:28 AM
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you're looking min of $3k to fix.
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Old 10-03-18, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by aufenscuht View Post
Nothing cheap about that, sorry hoss. That is over 50% of the value in terms of damage. Car is totaled by insurance standings.
i only have personal injury and bodily injury protection, what should I do with my car thatís in the tow yard , I have little money , only a couple grand right now , what should I do
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Old 10-03-18, 09:44 AM
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I was in this situation with a Volvo 264. I just had to sell it to the salvage yard for $300. Not my desired outcome but $300 was better than nothing.
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Old 10-03-18, 09:49 AM
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Sounds like the accident was your fault? Otherwise the other party should pay.
Looks like a bent rear axle based on the angle of that wheel... I don't see a cheap way out of this... the car is totaled for sure.
Sorry for the troubles...
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Old 10-03-18, 10:15 AM
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i know not something you want to hear, but looks totaled. your best bet if you only have liability would be to take the $2000 that you have & find something to drive. then if space allows it, get the car back to your place and part it out. then once it is stripped of as much as you can take off, find a salvage yard to buy what's left.
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Old 10-03-18, 10:41 AM
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Have you seen the price of used LS430 parts on Ebay? If you have factory navigation that's $200-$250 right there. If you have the space, and everyone is right about it being totaled, you can part that baby out and get some money out of it, before junking it.

If you don't drive much, you are ok with things not being perfect, and you can find someone cheap, maybe they can swap enough parts to make it driveable?

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Old 10-03-18, 10:58 AM
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With just looking at picture in front of computer, I think at minimum the rear axle is bent/broken. Probably a lot more suspension component are broken/bent once you start digging in. Nothing cheap to make the car driveable again (unless you start buying parts from junk yard, and fix it yourself, but still will cost time and money). And this is not including body work... On top of this, you need to consider if you really want to keep driving the car that has been in this kind of accident.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here.

Agree with others to part it out if you want to get the most value out of it.
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Old 10-03-18, 11:25 AM
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That is considerably more damage than just a bent control arm. The rear subframe and unibody structure are bent as well. Sorry for your loss. If you are anywhere close to Phoenix I will buy it if you decide to salvage it.
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Originally Posted by BCT View Post
Agree with others to part it out if you want to get the most value out of it.
definitely the way to go if you have the space to do it.

Originally Posted by Longmire View Post
Have you seen the price of used LS430 parts on Ebay? If you have have factory navigation that's $200-$250 right there. If you have the space, and everyone is right about it being totaled, you can part that baby out and get some money out of it, before junking it.
that's so true. just things i recently looked at, multi function switches (pair) $130-150. just the radio part of the Mark Levinson system (w/ nav) is going for $175-500 depending on condition that is. the nav screen (that i have seen) are going for more than $200-250, that is being very conservative on price. doors and $200-300 each, hood anywhere from $250-400.

now those are ebay prices from salvage yards. so they actually offer some sort of warranty on certain things. but if you're parting out locally, you might not get that much for each of those parts, but probably still close.
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Old 10-03-18, 05:10 PM
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You can replace the bent suspension arms with junkyard pieces and hammer out or pull out of the quarter panel with a come along. I did a similar repair on a friends corolla, he drove it for a few months until getting a different car. In my opinion the damage is not bad.
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Old 10-03-18, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by pmesfun View Post
You can replace the bent suspension arms with junkyard pieces and hammer out or pull out of the quarter panel with a come along. I did a similar repair on a friends corolla, he drove it for a few months until getting a different car. In my opinion the damage is not bad.
Agree that a Corolla, a front-wheel-drive vehicle, would be a much easier car to "patch up" with similar hit. The LS430 is a rear-wheel-drive car, with a double-wishbone setup at all four wheels, is a bit more complicated to repair.

A question for the OP... Did any of the airbags deploy?
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Moving to the regional forum for shop suggestions.
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A few years ago before I got my 460 someone hit me in the back. Here is a photo. No axle damage like yours and of course every repair varies but to give you an idea this was a $9,800 repair. That is through insurance so I am sure you can do it cheaper but I don't think there is any really cheap way out of that. Most if not all insurance companies would consider that a complete loss.

**What I would suggest is perhaps going to some of your local body shops and ask some of the guys if they would be interested in doing side work. Sometimes when they are not working they like to make some extra money on the weekends. They could work on your car slowly on the side to save some money. Would take longer to get back on the road but would accomplish your goal of getting it done cheaper than usual. Just an idea.**
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