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Old 04-04-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
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Ford Escort Repair

Recently my g/f's 2001 Escort Rear Bumper received some damage

I was wondering the following:
How much would it be to replace the thing professionally?
Can I replace it myself?
If so how much would the bumper be?
What about to get it painted? or can I get one prepainted?

I appreciate any and all help. If anyone is in the DC/VA/MD area that can assist me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2004, 11:57 AM   #3
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dont quote me but around here a bumper is approx 300 can (dunno what the zx's are). Check out the junk yads, often they have exactly what you need. as for paint i have no idea, would have to phone people in your area.
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