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I've just been informed that my ex rear ended someone in a parking lot with her 91 DeVille. Without seeing a picture I was told the hood is bent 30 degrees and one of the headlights was smashed. It still lights up but the glass was broken. I'll get a pic tomorrow but I was curious how much could you get a DeVille hood and headlight housing from a junkyard for and how involved would it be to fix the damage? From what I hear everything else is fine just the hood and headlight are busted. I should have a picture tomorrow so I'll post that when I get it. Based off my description, what are we looking at here in junkyard parts?
 

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Man that blows....sorry to hear it.

I have no idea how much it will cost....but I'd say headlights may be inexpensive if it didn't go beyond the glass parts, but if you need the whole thing it may be like 65 bucks, and the hood maybe 150-250 maybe + paint.
I'm just guessing from what I saw on ebay.....I could be way off...

But what about the car she hit.....isn't she on the hook for those repairs too if she rear ended em?

Maybe youve got two repairs on you hands :hide:
 

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Yeah she's gotta shell out for this lady's bumper from which I hear is scratched. I figure I can get a white hood from a junk yard and just toss it on and not have to paint the thing since most of the time white is white.
 

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Yeah, you may get lucky and find a white one.
I my experience it seems the junk yards that are close enough never have exactly what I need.....but if time isn't crucial then the right one should pop up sooner or later.

Lets see them pics and we'll have a better understanding of whats up.
 

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I got pics of the damage, so far it just looks like a hood and a headlight. I've also been informed that the hood doesn't open so I wonder how hard this will be for me to do. Anyone got any tips for me before I embark on this journey? I found a 92 hood in white and a left headlight at a local junkyard for $350 so no painting required.
 

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Well thats good that you found the necessary parts! But what did she rear end and how fast was she going? It looks as though she hit something that was pretty solid considering the only damage on the other vehicle is a scratched bumper.
 

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Hey my price was close!

Thats great you got the parts all lined up!

Well, that looks prety bad, how fast was she goin in the parking lot??

It looks like you will need a grill and some bumper trim and headlight trim parts too.

Also, to buckle like that means the hinge took some serious compression (ofcourse the latch mechanism etc too)

You have to decide how well you wanna fixer up.

I don't have any tips except good luck and it looks like a decent DIY.
 

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awwww... your gonna fix youe ex's car :)

$350 seems kinda high for a hood/gille/head light...

then again at my favorite junkyard back in NY, I could have got all 3 of those for about $60 :) No '91-'93 DeVilles tho... err... there was 1 but it was in a....pretty bad front end accident :)

Well, the hood did what it was supposed to do... fold in half.... gosh I hate new cars....

the hood is probably not going to open because the latch is stuck, either the primary or secondary. Once you get the hood open you'll probably see alot of little stuff is damaged under there... maybe radiator support and ABS sensors etc...

Keep the hood ornament before you trash the hood :)

Once the hood is open, it'll be fun.. with the main supports for the hood now bent, it'll just flop over... ah well. Since this is the same chassis as my Olds, the hood hinge is mounted to the fender (did it make the fenders out of alignment?) I think the most easy way would be to unbolt the hood and leave the hinges on the car.

You don't gotta paint it, thats always good tho :)
 

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Yeah my intention was to just unbolt the hood from the hinges and leave the originals on the car. What else could possibly be broken under there? She did it in a parking lot so she wasn't going that fast. It just looked like she pushed the hood. I figured it's stuck because it's pushed in and would prolly come free if you messed with it enough. I hope it's not that bad, I like that car a lot. We're on good terms so I'm more than happy to do her a favor.
 

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The headlight that isn't broken looks like it's twisted a bit too. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like after you get the hood opened.
 
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