So a few weeks ago, I was out of town and some @sshole rear-ended PBJTIME (the mk2 i share with MrMook), smashing the entire rear end, trashing the bumper, breaking a tail lamp, and pushing in the hatch.
Over the next week or so I'm going to be removing the damaged panel and replacing it, so I thought I'd start a thread (as MrMook and I have done a really crappy job of putting together a single, consolidated build thread for this car since we bought it from Mash back in October 2011)
All of the parts needed to replace the rear end are now in the garage (though I'm not picking up brand new 120lb argon/co2 tank till the morning)... GT-Ian provided a gti hatch. and concept1 shipped us what might be the last replacement panel in north america.
So it's about time we begin fixing this mess.
Firstly, we are still in need of a rear bumper, so if you're in the tristate area and have one, hit me up.
Secondly, this is why we call the car PBJTIME...
The new panel
I can't say I know what that hole in the panel behind the bumper is for, maybe for running a tow harness? I guess I'm going to have to fill it.
First steps are going to be to move a ton of things around in the garage, order some 2k primer, some urethane accelerator (so we don't need to wait 2 days for the primer to dry/cure), some filler (still doing research as to what i should buy), a can or two of guidecoat, and then a few cans of LA5T basecoat, clear and clearcoat melter. I also have bodywork to do on my three other cars, so whatever i learn while doing this is also going to get applied to my mk1, the mk4 that used to be my daily, and the audi 5k that's my current daily.
I'm not a body guy, so stay tuned, this is going to be an adventure.