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    Hello

    I need to replace the rear valance on a 280z. There is a pretty bad dent that cant be covered with body filler. I think my best option is replacing the valance, but Id like to know if I could get a ball park estimate on how much it would cost to have someone replace it.
    I live in phoenix Az.

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    And nobody in Phoenix knows the old art of metal bumping?

    Can't help you as far as how much to replace, I usually bump out the metal and oftentimes end up with a minimal skin coat of bondo.

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    I would avoid buying the replacement panel from MSA and trying to replace.
    Try and get the panel straightened if at all possible.
    If needs to be replaced - buy one that has been cut off of a Z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madkaw View Post
    I would avoid buying the replacement panel from MSA and trying to replace.
    Try and get the panel straightened if at all possible.
    If needs to be replaced - buy one that has been cut off of a Z.
    I bought one from zeddfindings. It was very pricey and was a total disappointment. It is flat the total length of the piece with no compound bow like the original. It needs to be worked on an english wheel but difficult to do now after being semi formed. The cutout for the exhaust is nothing like my '70Z. I figure it is a total loss and I'll never buy anything from them again. I haven't seen one from MSA but remember hearing of similar problems with the fitting. In my opinion you are better off forming one yourself or as Steve has suggested, repair your existing one and his best suggestion, get a good one cut from another Z if you can. Having said that, it sounds like you are resigned to having someone else do the work. In that case, the guy you choose to do the work, who has seen what needs to be done can surely answer your question better than us. Got any pics?
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    Geezer said it all.
    If you pay to have it fixed and it needs replaced- find a used one and bring it to the body guy.
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    I also bought a rear panel from Zedds Findings and it was not even close to the shape of an original panel. I ended up purchasing a used panel which worked great.

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