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I have a 1993 Toyota kimron JZA80 Supra, as of last year I was in an accident where I got T boned. Insurance is only just starting to get sorted out and I was wondering if it’s possible to get it fixed. The frame of the door might be bent but I’m not 100% sure, I was wondering if anyone knows if it’s repairable or not.
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It looks like most of the damage is to the door itself, rather than the frame. At a glance it doesn't seem too bad. If there is frame damage you should be able to repair that area with a skilled fabricator. I'm not sure if those panels are available for replacement, but nothing out of the norm most automotive repair shops do. Do your homework on a trusted shop and don't settle for whatever the insurance company suggests.
 

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Based on the damage and the fact that parts are expensive and hard to come by the insurance is definitely going to total the car. You can buy the car back from the insurance company and try to repair it.

Looks like a new front fender, door, mirror, rear quarter panel, rocker panel, and rear duct at minimum will be needed. Unless you find someone who is really good with metal work.
 

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Absolutely repairable. Whether the insurance company deem it so is another thing entirely though.

I've seen far, far worse been repaired.
 
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Based on the damage and the fact that parts are expensive and hard to come by the insurance is definitely going to total the car. You can buy the car back from the insurance company and try to repair it.

Looks like a new front fender, door, mirror, rear quarter panel, rocker panel, and rear duct at minimum will be needed. Unless you find someone who is really good with metal work.
I currently have the car in my possession, they are planning on paying us anywhere between $20,000 to just over for the insurance. Thankyou for your help and input:)
 

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I currently have the car in my possession, they are planning on paying us anywhere between $20,000 to just over for the insurance. Thankyou for your help and input:)
Was your agreed value only 20k?
 

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It looks like most of the damage is to the door itself, rather than the frame. At a glance it doesn't seem too bad. If there is frame damage you should be able to repair that area with a skilled fabricator. I'm not sure if those panels are available for replacement, but nothing out of the norm most automotive repair shops do. Do your homework on a trusted shop and don't settle for whatever the insurance company suggests.
The door took most the impact so I thought that it might be okay to repair, depending on the frame situation. I was looking around to see if there is anywhere that specialises in specific work like this. I live in wollongong and don’t want to have to go Sydney unless needed to
 

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It looks like most of the damage is to the door itself, rather than the frame. At a glance it doesn't seem too bad. If there is frame damage you should be able to repair that area with a skilled fabricator. I'm not sure if those panels are available for replacement, but nothing out of the norm most automotive repair shops do. Do your homework on a trusted shop and don't settle for whatever the insurance company suggests.
 

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The door took most the impact so I thought that it might be okay to repair, depending on the frame situation. I was looking around to see if there is anywhere that specialises in specific work like this. I live in wollongong and don’t want to have to go Sydney unless needed to
It's a pretty US centric forum bud so might struggle for recommendations on panel shops in the 'gong.

What about your insurance? 20k is a slap in the face. Did you have agreed value or market value?

Friend of mine is going through something similar at the moment with his Corolla. His insurance company only valued his car at 6k when cars of the same spec, year and mileage are selling for near double that valuation.
I'm assuming you have your own agreed value policy here but provide them with examples of sold cars (preferably off carsales) and fight hard. We all know cars have had a significant increase in the last few years and the redbook (or whatever the insurers use) has not been updated to reflect this. The absolute CHEAPEST Supra for sale on there atm is 30k. That's a real outlier too with most a good 10k+ above that. ...assuming you're car is a NA. If it's a turbo then it's worth far, far more. Contest it and push back until you get a fair price and only accept it if you're happy with that figure.
 

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Now would be a good time for anyone who hasn’t swapped to an agreed-upon value insurance policy - like Hagerty collector car insurance- instead of your standard comprehensive collision insurance.

standard insurance will not make the MKIV owning public at large “whole” in the case of accident. If you haven’t spokento you insurance agent and explained the collectible car nature and/or the growth in value and not properly insuring their vehicle is doing themselves a disservice imho
 
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