The car is at Ottawa Auto Body, in Hamilton and they've made great progress on it. I'm very excited to get the car home and start re-assembling everything, as well as installing all of the new stuff that I have to put on. I will update that as I'm installing everything. But for now, some progress pictures...
Here is the car the night before it left for a trip to the body shop. I left the taillights and bumper on so that the guys at the body shop could see exactly how everything needed to be pulled back.
Pulling everything straight. The damage was strictly cosmetic, none of the suspension mounting points were moved. Just needed a little tug to get everything lining up nicely.
Then came the annoying, but rewarding part. Hammer and dolling the panels as smooth as possible. Every panel on the car was wrinkled/dented, so they had a lot of work to do. Although it may look like a lot of Bondo, it is a VERY thin layer just to smooth everything out. Apparently just about any car that gets painted needs some Bondo, it is a 24 year old car after all.
Here is how the car currently sits. It's all primed and ready for sanding and final touch ups before it rolls into the paint booth for paint. It has been sitting for a day or so now as is, and the guys at the body shop want to let it sit for the weekend before they begin sanding the primer to ensure that it is good and dry. I'm VERY excited to see the final product and will post up as soon it has been painted. But is is a breath of fresh air to see the car repaired and all one colour, even if it is just primer!