A mashed bug

This poor little bug … it was just sitting at a stop light, minding it’s own business, when some yahoo makes a left, cuts the corner too much, and … blam! It was pretty bent up. I had to cut the hood latch out so I could get the hood open and the left side fender looked like a folded aluminum soda can.

It has set around the shop for several weeks while the owner and the insurance company worked out the if/when/how of the repair. A couple of weeks ago we finally received the go-ahead to perform the repairs, last week I got enough parts to get started, and today I started piecing the bug back together.

I thought I had taken some before pictures, but when I started looking for them I couldn’t find them, so I guess I didn’t. But trust me, this was one mashed bug. Even so, after a few days of mounting parts and performing bodywork, and another few days of painting, this VW will no longer look like the bug that hit the windshield.


Posted on June 7, 2012, in Collision Repair and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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