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Old 07-21-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Where to get used body parts in the bay?

I've been looking for a replacement fender for my '05 focus for a long time. I need one in hell red, left side.

I want to get a used one because I'm pretty sure painting a new aftermarket fender will result in a noticeable color difference. Red discolors quite a bit in this sunny climate.


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Old 07-21-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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A good body shop will match your color just fine. How do you think that cars get repaired all the time?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:08 PM   #3
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A good body shop will match your color just fine. How do you think that cars get repaired all the time?
That wasn't my question. I'm very familiar with what needs to be done to repair this and have it color match properly, red can be a tricky color to match. This will cost a ton more than a used fender.

Just to be clear, does anyone know any auto dismantlers in the bay area that stock a lot of younger car/body parts?
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What part of the bay are you? The bay area has a bunch of shops. Where you living?
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What part of the bay are you? The bay area has a bunch of shops. Where you living?
San Jose. I called a few dismantlers and have filled out that online part request (same form that they all seem to share) numerous times but nothing.

I haven't found anything online either. Just aftermarket.
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Did you try this link?:
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Did you try this link?:
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Thanks man! I didn't know that website.
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I've been looking for a replacement fender for my '05 focus for a long time. I need one in hell red, left side.

I want to get a used one because I'm pretty sure painting a new aftermarket fender will result in a noticeable color difference. Red discolors quite a bit in this sunny climate.
I was tired of the clearcoat failure on my CB hood I had at one time and I found this collision repair place in Alameda "miracle auto" and I asked if they could get me a factory hood and have it painted to my car color "infrared" and they said yeah and would throw in new hood hinges as well, and I even asked about maybe fixing up a front foot long dent on my front bumper that some guy left on my car in a parking lot, they said okay, and for 500 dollars I got a 2 year warranty paint job along with a clear coat including refinishing my entire bumper, removing the 1'x1" dent I had, as well as repainting the entire hood and front bumper and also blending the fenders. they did an excellent job. $500 sounded pretty good to do a complete bumper overhaul and even replace my old carbon fiber hood. They would not paint my carbon fiber hood due to warranty and no guarantee it would stick, but they gladly would find a oem hood for me and do it. so thats why I chose this place. the price of the hood they had was like 80 dollars or something, I Am sure a fender might be a lower price.
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