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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Re: Scratches in the engine compartment?
It's hard to tell from the pics but if that's the area where the inner fender is bonded to the frame, the car may have been in an accident that required replacing the inner fenders. I'd suggest pulling the front wheels and see if you can find a date stamp on the underside of the inner fender. If that date is after the manufacture date on the driver's door, you can bet the fender was replaced. Did you ask the seller about prior damage? Was the seller the only previous owner? Good luck!