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993 Body Repair Work


Vehicle Information: Year: 1995; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 56,000;

On Friday, I had One Of Those Days. I took the day off from work, went out for an early drive, got coffee, and returned to my house. I left my car in the driveway. Shortly afterwards, my wife backed her SUV out of the garage and smack into the front left corner of my Carrera. She damaged the front left head light, crumpled the surrounding fender area, and cracked and mashed-in a good portion of the bumper. The hood appears unscathed, and even the gap between the hood and the front quarter panel looks to be perfect. The front left wheel and wheelwell appear to be unaffected, and it drives as it always hasbeautifully.I took it in for an estimate (to a body shop in Fairfield, CT, once owned by the local Porsche dealership, and highly recommended by the Porsche-specialty garage where I service my car), and am scheduled for repair in two weeks. They are planning on completely replacing both the bumper and the front left fender, and "blending" the new paint with all adjacent areas (including the hood, and the driver's door). It's about a one-week, four thousand dollar job.Here's the question: Is there anything important that I should request/look out for/inspect/require regarding the repair work? I'm planning on keeping my car (which I love, and is in perfect condition in every other respect) and want the repair done right. Any critical sealing areas? Attatchmenf issues? Anything tricky? Anything I should ask them to watch out for, or pay close attention to in the repair? Or is this garden variety repair stuff, and should I relax, have a beer, and look forward to my baby's waxed return?

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