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 need R50 rebuild opinions

 Created by: jeffro87
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 Posted: Jan 13, 2023 10:40AM
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Its tramming out so far. looks like it bent lower control arm only. and knocked strut bushing out of rear. BUT , to get it rolling down the road its going to be over 2 grand in suspension wheels and tires alone. I got paid from insurance more than i paid for it 10 years ago. Not worth it. Thanks for the reply!!

 Posted: Jan 12, 2023 04:05PM
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Was the unibody knocked out of alignment? (i.e. suspension points no longer in the proper location?) This is the key. If the unibody was twisted or bent, then the car isn't worth salvaging unless it's some rare super-valuable model.

If you don't have a diagram with the measurements listed that can tell you if the unibody has been bent, haul it to an alignment shop with the equipment to measure this stuff to see.

From a cost standpoint even if the unibody is OK it probably isn't worth rebuilding unless it's something special. But if it is OK, and you enjoy doing stuff like this as a hobby, then why not?

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 Posted: Jan 12, 2023 01:50PM
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Hello everyone , new member.   I have a 2002 cooper s,  just flipped 100k,   runs great. problem is I was hit in rear left. body is left rear quarter, bumper and small scratches and dings on rest. suspension is left front conrol arm , left front and rear strut. wheel bent. I do body work and have my own (hobby) shop with paint booth.
The question is , Is this car worth rebuilding? will this ever be a car of value?