Here we have a Toyota minivan from Alpine Valley Services sitting in our repair shop in Basalt with:
- severely damaged roof
- broken rear window
- deformed rear door
- broken rear lock
- broken rear wiper
- damaged interior trimming
As you can see from the images provided below the rear end of the car is quite damaged and all that caused by a fallen tree. While parking under trees comes somewhat naturally, we should be careful how and where we park. A quick glance at the tree could have saved this car from such a damage.
In order to fix this Toyota minivan and bring it back to its original state, we started by removing the rear window and the rear door. To protect the rest of the vehicle we covered the undamaged parts with protective sheets and performed the needed body work that covered straightening of the rear pillars and dent removal procedures to straighten the rear panels. All repairs were done by following factory measurements so that the restoration would meet original factory specifications.
After the finished metal work and needed wiring repairs the Toyota minivan got a few coats of matching paint on the damaged roof section and the rear pillars. The door was deformed so our technicians performed the needed body work to insure proper opening and closing. After the metal work was finished the door too was painted with matching paint.
After the paint job was completed, we mounted the new rear window according to factory specifications, mounted a new rear door lock (the original was damaged). We also replaced the rear wiper that was also broken. We connected the wiring for the wiper and plate lights and fine-tuned the door lock for proper locking.
Lastly, we repaired the interior trimming to bring this minivan back to its pre-damage state. The Alpine Valley Services representative was happy with the speed and quality of repair work we did on this Toyota minivan.