First of all, the damage to my car was much more than cosmetic. Though, you couldn't have told by the first pictures I posted.
After some disassembly, the shop found another $4700 in supplemental damage (total is a little over $13K). Primarily both frame rails were damaged along with the engine carriage. The owner of the shop said this was not uncommon due to the way cars are made to create a "crumple zone". The amount of damage was enough that trying to straighten the frame rails is about impossible. He did say that some shops would do just that, then cover everything with undercoating to hide the damage. He promises me that no one will ever be able to tell that the car had ever been repaired after he is done with it.
I took these earlier this week. Please be warned...these pictures should not be viewed by those with heart conditions, impressionable children or other Bonneville owners.
All the offending bent sheet metal and frame rails have been removed.
Funny, I remember it being alot longer!
Notice the missing framework on the engine carriage.
The side of the engine you never get to see.
I will try to get some more work in progress pics as it goes along. Right now I am hoping to have it back by the middle of next week (almost a full month!)