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Old 03-29-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Front Body Damage Advice

Just wondering if I could tap the hive mind on this one. I'm fairly handy with most things and a bit of maintenance car wise but I've never really done much body work.

My 06 Yaris Hatchback had a rather nasty collision with a rock in the front passenger side while she was on a road trip in Europe (wet muddy downhill grass bank on a camp site).

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As you can see the radiator frame is damaged, the plastic splash shields and there is a split in the passenger side headlamp. I need a new bumper too.

Am I correct in assuming the front end of the car is all bolted together? No welding needed? Therefore I could get the front cut off a scrap vehicle, straighten it out and whack a donor front on bolt/clip it together, a bit of paint? Or am I off my rocker? Is this damage to severe?

Amazingly the car has since done 10,000 miles (7000 of them in Europe) and there are no issues with steering or handling even at autobahn speeds. Not only am I kind of attached to this shitbox, my finances will be more suited to buying a newer vehicle in 3 or 4 years when the rust finally wrecks it so a repair for scrapyard prices, a weekend or two of my time and a few parts seems more appealing.
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:41 PM   #2
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So long as the front snout on the unibody is not bent (looks ok in your pics) it is a pretty simply nut and bolt job. Just grab the complete core support from a parts car and bolt it on yours.
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:34 PM   #3
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Nut and bolt....i hit a piece of metal on the highway in my 07 and it was a quick-ish fix
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice chaps. I wasn't quite sure where the unibody ended and where the bolt on frame began and wanted to double check before i drove 70 miles to get a donor front.

Tough little car. I thought i was in the shit big time when it happened. I was 1000 miles from home. I'll be glad when i get it fixed.
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