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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Guess i'll try it again in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Thanks guys, I would have preferred doing the inside first and then the outside. But the accident messed up my ...
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    Re: Guess i'll try it again

    Thanks guys, I would have preferred doing the inside first and then the outside. But the accident messed up my plans. Hopefully the coilovers will be in next week and I'll try to figure out that project. Don't think they will be too hard to figure and install.

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    Wow !!! Nice

    Did the back bumper bolt on easy?

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    Re: Guess i'll try it again

    Yes, 4 screws inside the trunk and some pushpins on the bottom side.

    And there are about 4 bolts on each side. You don't have to take them all the way out. They hold a bracket that clamps into the bumper when tightened.

    It might make it easier to get to the top bolt if you remove the taillight.

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    Very nice!! I need someone to hit me so I can redo everything lol.

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    Re: Guess i'll try it again

    nice work... do i dare ask what the cost was to do all that?
    ide be guessing in the 8 grand range including paint.

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    Re: Guess i'll try it again

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    Very nice!! I need someone to hit me so I can redo everything lol.
    Just put Collision Coverage on it & back into a cement abutment,lol.

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    Re: Guess i'll try it again

    The cost for the accident was $2980. I bought all the parts myself. Then i had some money knocked off because i wanted to do the install on the front and rear bumper and trunk. I already had the lights , fogs, wheel liners, ducts, engine cover, and rear spoiler from my other car. So i ended up spending about $2800. Mainly the body shop just did paint. Even if i had to buy the parts i already had i could have got it done for under 4k not counting the wheels. Now replacing the interior to be like my other car and the coilovers will probably cost me another 4-5k. If you find a shop that willing to work with you then you could save a lot on labor charges. Labor chargers for putting the front bumper on is as much as the cost of the bumper itself. I only chose to put the parts on because i wanted to make sure evary pushpin, screw, and strap got put back like it should be. I've been to dealers and body shops for repairs to only find out that what was fixed weather it be body or mechanical did not always have all the original screws and straps replaced. And though they all might not be needed, I felt they should be there.

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