Praise the Lord, this accident looks much worse than it really was, or how bad it really could have been. My hubby was on his way to work, driving in the fast lane where two interstates meet up. So happy he was protected from harm when it all went down.
But. Like I said, not good timing financially. So the cost of a new hood if we were to go to the dealer would be like $250, and the labor is at least $125 /hr and I'm sure they would have charged us for 2-3 hours of labor...because they CAN. ugh. So, hubby did something totally out of his comfort zone.
totally. out. of. his. expertise.
He went to UPULLIT. A junkyard, that surprisingly is located all over the country. He called and asked if they had any make/models of our car...THEY DID...they had 4.
He walked from row to row of piled high cars, and found the first car....front end collision....the next car...same problem...and finally, at the third car...an intact and beautiful hood!! He and his father got to work unscrewing and pulling the piece off the car.
Was it an exact match for color? no. Was it an exact fit?
Final cost? $60. grace.