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Old 07-19-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a shell/ Erepairables.com

My aging smurf has seen better days. Rust in rocker panels is significant, and nose and fenders have been hit one too many times. In the process of seeking a shell, I came across erepairables.com, and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with those guys.

Or, perhaps someone could point me to a better source for a shell?
I'd prefer NA, smurf or black, but NB would do just fine.

Shell only, as I'm planning to move over engine, tranny, diff, subframe, suspension, interior (Ultrashield), cage, etc.

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Old 07-19-2014, 02:39 PM   #2
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If you are specifically looking for a shell I would avoid one with a salvage title. Salvage cars are GREAT as parts donors or lemons cars, but for an actual shell I'd look for buying a good, straight, running donor car or repairing existing car.
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I was replacing UCA, and this guy stopped by. We talked shop, he asked about Miatas, and told me he has a shell. Asked $800. Next day, some moron stops short. I oughta learn to drive like they're trying to kill me, but the result is the same. Damaged frame rail, right headlight won't close. Talked to a body guy. He said he'd ask his frame guy to do the work for $400-$500. All I have to do is source out the bumper and right fender. That's another $150 or so. Rocker rust is significant. The previous repair 6 or so years ago was lousy.
So, for all this cost I'd have a rusting beat up car.
Same body guy told me that if I do buy a shell, all I'd have to do is keep the receipts for the purchase.

Besides, I'm not looking to turn the car around and resell it. I like my car. I like driving my car.
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