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Old 10-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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well if you read the FWP thread youd know someone decided they liked my car without lock cylinders more than i liked it with them. called insurance looks like i dont have comprehensive, i never have according to them but i thought i did...anyways my parents said theyd call homeowners insurance and try to get them to fix my door, the person who busted them out ruined the door pretty much from what it looks like to me and other people so i was just wondering if anyone has had their car handles and locks shaved and how much it most likely would be? because my insurance agent said that if its really bad they may just total my car out and i really dont want that so i am just looking at my options for going around it and i dont want my parents to call homeowners because i dont want their insurance to go up because of me, or if you guys/gals have anymore suggestions to what i could do that would be great.

im taking it to a body guy tomorrow so he can tell me if the doors are junk or not.

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At the worst you can replace the doors.
However the outer skin is composite and can be repaired with fiberglass.
Also, you or your parents buy insurance for a reason. Use it.
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At the worst you can replace the doors. However the outer skin is composite and can be repaired with fiberglass. Also, you or your parents buy insurance for a reason. Use it.
Yeah I called my insurance company but I guess I've never had comprehensive which is what vandalism/break ins cover I guess. So my insurance won't do shit but my parents are more than likely gonna call homeowners for vandalism on property. But I just hate having them to use their insurance on me. I'm 21 Tryin to take care of this on my own but ill probably just let them call them on Monday and maybe I'll be able to glass it all together then.
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Hmm I actually like this idea. Although mine would be of want rather than necessity.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...e/viewall.html

Although it would be nice to have some better pics of the finished product

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The car in the first two pictures is a very good looking car. Very clean.
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Get the damn cat off the roof first.
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Hahahahaha I never even noticed... lol.
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Talk about attention to detail. I looked at those pictures several times thinking to myself damn that car looks good. Never even saw the stupid cat. Hahahaha.... Ninja cat.
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My son and I have been working on shaving his door handles in his car.

I did to his what I did to a 4 banger I had back in the day....



He couldn't afford to shave and buy the door popper kits, so I cut the rod going to the handle and welded it to the door lock.



Here it is installed and blacked out....



Here it is installed on the car (we shaved the side markers also). It's a work in progress. Since the picture was taken he's put a T/A nose and front kit on it...



At any rate, all you do is insert key and turn, voila, the door opens with no electricity and you don't have to worry about batteries failing...
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Hmm I actually like that! I also thought about having the buttons on the bottom of the car like some rat rods do. That'd be cool... But I'm sure a pita.
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Hmm I actually like that! I also thought about having the buttons on the bottom of the car like some rat rods do. That'd be cool... But I'm sure a pita.
Buttons on the bottom of the car won't let you lock the doors, not for a DD anyway... this still uses keys, but still gives you the shaved look...
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Buttons on the bottom of the car won't let you lock the doors, not for a DD anyway... this still uses keys, but still gives you the shaved look...
Yeah that makes sense... Perhaps I can go with the electric set. While it sucks that enjoi has to deal with this, it's pretty informative, and I am getting my car reprinted soon, so this will be nice... Lol.
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Talked to the body guy today and he suggested I do the opposite. Just shave the locks. It'd be cheapest way to go lol
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Talked to the body guy today and he suggested I do the opposite. Just shave the locks. It'd be cheapest way to go lol
Then how do you lock the car?
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Would use a key fab to lock and unlock. Just wouldn't be able to do it all from the outside
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Would use a key fab to lock and unlock. Just wouldn't be able to do it all from the outside
And hope the key FOB/battery never fails. If it does, your ****ed!!
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That I know. I've thought about all of this. I gotta talk to a shop about how much it would be to do what I want and how much it would be and then my parents are gonna see about the home owners thing.
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And hope the key FOB/battery never fails. If it does, your ****ed!!
Thats why you mount a button on the car, generally under the car or inside a fender well.
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Thats why you mount a button on the car, generally under the car or inside a fender well.
Yes, I know this. But that's not what the poster said he was going to do. Reason I said what I said.
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The biggest problem I see with button mounting is someone finding it after watching you over time...here in Jax, your car is living on borrowed time with a button on the body...
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