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So, the car decided to visit a tire-wall  :(  and I need to replace some panels. Whole right side took a good shot. The steering is a little off, but I think everything is okay and it just needs a realignment. The front fender, door & mirror are gone and the rear quarter is pretty bad. I'm not sure if that is fixable or will have to be cut out. Trying to find a body shop that will work on it is proving difficult; even the small shops only what to take insurance claims --> easier $$. Anybody have spares or a good source? Also, if I go online and find a door & fender in "good" shape, is it worth it to search for one in my body color (RED) or are they typically so far gone that it doesn't matter, because it will need to be resprayed anyway?



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Bummer. If it needs alignment something is typically bent unless your eccentrics weren’t well torqued. You may have enough adjustment to offset the damage but best to know what you have.

Many towns have racer-friendly body shops that understand our priorities are a little different, ask around in your area.

I have had some luck with used body parts in the right color but I was never picky with the Miatas like I was with vintage stuff.
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