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Hey 8th gen homies, I got into a solo accident and clipped a guardrail having a little too much fun in the FG. Insurance could be an option but with steep rates as it is I would rather try to do as much as I can on my own, however as I stripped her down it looks like I may need a body shop to help out. I have been buying parts online all week (bumper, fender, mirror, headlight, front bumper bar, radiator, wheels, tires) Ive have had awesome luck finding deals with amazon prime and some other awesome sites.
The bumper bar extender on the passenger side is sheered and a couple mounts where the fender bolts on are bent. But after the hit she drove home for miles and seemed to still be driving straight and seems like nothing in engine compartment has been damaged besides ac condenser. Bought mishimoto radiator just because but wasn't leaking fluid on impact.

Going to post some pictures and was hoping some members with bodywork or a similar experience could chime in.
 

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I would think that you have to get into the deepest damage spot and correct it. Then put it back together. Did your airbags deploy and was the hood damaged? Do you need any parts painted? Glad you are ok.
 

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Ouch.
Add to your list a new ABS (or ABS w/ traction control) pump, this circuit board is exposed on yours (last pic).
 

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Thanks for the replies. Yes front airbag deployed more parts on the way for all of that. The hood has minor damage but still latches shut, still debating if i want a carbon or just get an new oem one painted.
I was curious what that was... the circuit board definitely has some damage.
Any recommendations on a book with diagrams that fully breaks down what every part is for a 2008 si? Something like a Haynes Manual but even more detailed.
Can anyone in the Northern California bay area recommend any honest body shops or honda specialized shops to help make sure everything is straight?
 

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I'm no expert but I'm thinking with paint and parts (airbag, airbag sensor, aribag ecu, ABS module, etc) it might be worth doing an insurance claim. It looks like frame might be ok but your front crash structure will be compromised. You can always take it to a shop for a quote.

I'd look up shop reviews on yelp.
 
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