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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a chance to pick up a damaged 2008 Pure. I am checking into body panels right now. Definitely needs a hood and a drivers side fender. Drivers side headlight assembly and a driver side wiper arm. I already posted in the wanted section concerning the body panels. I have been wanting one and if I can pick one up that needs some work no problems as I like working on cars. Great forum to learn about these cars. Cheers to everyone.

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Welcome to the insane asylum! You don't have to be crazy to be here but it doesn't hurt!!
As a fellow Pure owner, I can tell you that you have one of the minority cars. They made lots more Passions than Pures. The good news is the body and most all the parts are the same!!! Doesn't sound like the damage was too bad, but headlight assemblies are not cheap. Fenders and hoods are easily found, the even come up on Ebay sometimes. You can get a complete set of all the panels for around $800 (I think) from the dealer.

Get that car fixed up in time for the big party at Wisconsin Dells June 10th weekend!!
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Welcome to SCOA. I hope it works out for you to get the pure. There are a number of smart owners around the Des Moines area and one that I know of near Indianola. Maybe some of or even one of them will speak up and help you out. We get to Des Moines and/or Lohrville every couple of months or so ourselves.

It would be great to see you at the Dells.
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Make sure to check the radiator core support. Still not too big a deal to swap out if you like working on cars. Welcome.



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Thanks for the welcome and the advice. I have a line on some body panels already. I also realize there may be a bit more damage than meets the eye. This would definitely be a salvage title. I am still not afraid of the work that might be required as long as the frame is not tweaked. If they even have a frame-probably more of a uni-body style. The Dell's is a cool place to hold an event. It has been quite a few years since I have been to the Dell's.

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Welcome aboar the smart world. Have fun working on your great little car!
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And check the front crash box



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Welcome aboard. Let the fun begin
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When I bought my toy last May, body panels went for a grand for the full set, per my salesman.
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...as long as the frame is not tweaked. If they even have a frame-probably more of a uni-body style.
Yo, that's one of our major safety features - the frame, aka tridion. (And welcome to the club!) Behold our crash cage, one of the biggest reasons our tiny car IS safe.
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