Showing posts with label "Almost" Everything. Show all posts
Showing posts with label "Almost" Everything. Show all posts

Friday, January 1, 2016

What's with "Almost" Everything?!!

Totaled Ford Mustang GT

Every week we get asked what the "Almost" means in Almost Everything Auto Body. This car is a good example." It was a beautiful and well loved by its owners. Sadly, it was too badly damaged to fix. Some of the things we showed the customer were the doors pushed back and down over the rear panels. The frame was crushed like an accordion AND sagging in the middle. Repairs would cost more than the car was worth and probably not get the car back to original condition. The owner plans to put the engine, wheels and any other valuable components, into a donor chassis then bring it back to us to match the original paint job.

Totaled Ford Mustang GT--frame is sagging and accordioned

Totaled Ford Mustang GT--doors pushed down and back on both sides

Totaled Ford Mustang GT--frame twist is more obvious from this view

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yes, we can paint just parts

Customer wants to install bumper himself. Asks Almost Everything to paint it for him.

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is. . . a bumper, no car, just the bumper. A customer asked us to paint a junk yard part so he could install it himself. We were happy to oblige. He also supplied the color code. We caution customers that color codes do not insure exact color matches. Different factories, different paint suppliers, different batches, humidity, temperature, paint application technique, settling of paint ingredients can all contribute to startling differences in a single paint color from the manufacturer. So it is always best to have the car present during painting so we can compare the computer generated formula with the actual color on the car. Even then, it is impossible to match things like fading that can vary from the top to the bottom of the car.

Before:
Customer wants to install bumper himself. Asks Almost Everything to paint it for him.

After:
Customer wants to install bumper himself. Asks Almost Everything to paint it for him.

Monday, November 9, 2015

1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car from Jay Leno's Garage



Jay Leno has done an incredible job restoring a strange and wonderful car that has special meaning at Almost Everything Auto Body. Our founder, Frank Barnard, passed by publicity photos of Doble automobiles every day in the lobby of the old factory that was home and office for a bunch of friends during college. And it was in the Doble factory that Frank and his friend Tod first started a business called Almost Everything. . . and Nothing Else. The 1990 business license is in Frank's office today with the Doble factory address.

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Almost" Everything - We'll Tell You It's Time to Give Up

If your accident is anything like this then, no, we won't fix your car.

Many people ask us what the "Almost" means in our name. This truck is a good example. Although we could fix it, we told the owner that he was better off buying another vehicle. In addition to the obvious damage, the frame was twisted and the suspension had problems. If someone were to fix it, we'd be afraid to ride in it. It was definitely a total loss. You could probably buy a nice used F-150 for less than half of what it would cost to fix this one.

"Totalled"
Totalled vehicle with body and frame damage

Scrap
Vehicle will be scrapped due to excessive body and frame damage

Junkyard Material
Vehicle to be scrapped due to excessive body and frame damage

Bent Frame
Bent frame members on Ford F150 before it went to scrap yard.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Totalled 2001 Honda Accord.

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 2001 Honda Accord. This poor sedan was the victim of a forceful utility vehicle. It was rear-ended and pushed into an intersection causing an incredible amount of damage to the Accord! All insurance information was exchanged by both parties. However the owner of the Honda could not make contact with anybody at the other party's insurance company! He came to us for help. We got in contact with the appropriate people and immediately got him into a rental vehicle so this unsafe car would be off public roads. The damage is so severe that we expect it will be written off as a total loss. We can help solve many issues between you and an insurance company, don't hesitate to stop by our shop and get our help!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Totalled Ford GT

Speaking of the Most Beautiful Cars in the World, Jalopnik is reporting a Ford GT that was wrecked by a tuner at a total loss (of a $200,000.00 car!) They include a really sad set of photos.

Totaled Ford GT, photos provided by Jalopnik

We were fortunate to have had a Ford GT at the shop a couple of years ago. The owner let the entire crew sit in it (which was a very big deal because we are a dirty bunch after sanding cars all day!)

Ford GT at Almost Everything Autobody
Ford GT at Almost Everything Autobody

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