Slideshow

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bumper Replacement on 2009 BMW 550i

Bumper cover torn off BMW 550i.

We replaced the damaged bumper cover, the lower engine shield and a support bracket on this 2009 BMW 550i. The repairs included original factory-matched paint and a lifetime warranty. Things like the grills, fog lights, reflectors, parking sensors, headlamp washers and other parts get disassembled from the old bumper and installed on the new bumper.

Before:
Bumper and some parts underneath need to be replaced on this BMW 550i.

After:
BMW 550i after bumper, engine shield and support bracket replaced.

After:
BMW 550i after bumper, engine shield and support bracket replaced.

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Proper Range Rover

Range Rover with scratches & caked in mud from off road adventures.

Today's 2002 Range Rover came in for a complete paint job. This was a fun (and dirty) project for the shop. When it arrived it was obviously well-kept. The owner wanted to freshen it up and ensure that the paint was in good condition. He requested our premium, base coat-clear coat paint job with a full disassembly of the vehicle and wet sanding & polishing after the paint was dry. As we began to disassemble the car, we got a better idea why it needed painting. Mud was caked inside the doors and every panel several feet up on the car. The owner grinned when we talked to him about it. We found a few parts needed to be replaced due to rust but the vehicle was actually in great condition for the type of rigourous use it was getting. When we finished it looked brand new.

Before—Scratched & Muddy:
Mud caked under rockers and body side mouldings half way up the doors.

Before—Scratched & Muddy:
Cleaning mud out of the nooks and crannies on Range Rover.

Before—Mud Falling Out During Disassembly:
Dried mud falling out of car as we disassembled it.

Before—Mud Caked Under Body:
Mud caked everywhere under Range Rover that is used off road.

Before—Mud in Door Jambs:
There's even mud inside the edges of the doors.

After—Spectacular:
Range Rover after complete paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After—Spectacular:
Range Rover after overall paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After—Spectacular:
Range Rover with complete repaint including wet sand & polish at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After—Spectacular:
Spectacular Range Rover after full paint job by Almost Everything Auto Body.

After—Spectacular:
Range Rover with new paint from Almost Everything Auto Body.

After—Spectacular:
Spectacular Range Rover after full paint job by Almost Everything Auto Body.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bumper Scrapes

Scratched paint on bumper before repairs and new paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Ugh. Your bumper is scraped. It is the only blemish on a beautiful car. Like our name implies, Almost Everything Auto Body does not mind doing small jobs. And if you've gotten quotes from other shops of $700 to $1000 to fix the little scrape, we can probably help by discussing options to help get the cost back down to earth.

Today's Car of the Day is a Chevy Traverse with a scratched bumper. We took the bumper off the car, removed the unpainted step pad, lower bumper cover, reflectors plus the parking sensors. Then we repaired the scrapes and repainted the bumper with factory matched paint. The repair comes with our lifetime warranty against fading, peeling and loss of gloss.

Before:
Scrapes paint on the bumper before repairs and new paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
Scrapes on bumper repaired and factory paint re-applied at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
Bumper looks great after repainting at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Monday, April 25, 2016

1970s Datsun (Nissan) 240Z Race Car

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is an historic restoration project that we took on for our good friend and racing legend Larry Oka. Larry runs Larry Oka Racing based at Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point) with race schools at Sonoma, Laguna Seca and Thunderhill. Some of Larry's racing experience began under Peter Brock racing the BRE 510 Datsuns in the original Trans Am series in the early 1970s.

This car began life as a stock 1972 Datsun 240Z. It was converted to a race car and campaigned in the 1970s and 1980s. Larry brought it to our shop to prepare for the 2015 Monterey Historic Races. (And he brought it back immediately after the races to fix the parts that he damaged during the race. Gotta love race drivers!)

The photos below chronicle the progression from shell to race car.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Trailer arrives to transport shell to race shop for driveline & suspension installation.


Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Almost Everything Links

Google Map for Almost Everything Auto Body Auto Body Car Paint Fremont Yelp Almost Everything Car Paint & Auto Body You Tube Almost Everything Collision Repair TwitterAlmost Everything Collision Repair FacebookAlmost Everything Collision Repair FoursquareAlmost Everything Collision Repair PinterestAlmost Everything Auto Body Repair & Paint on LinkedInAlmost Everything Auto Body Repair & Paint on Google+ Auto Body Car Paint Coupon Sale Discount Deal Fremont Review Almost Everything Auto Body Repair & Paint

Visit us on Google+