The Disco has been officially un-booped. I am really happy with the results. For the first time in my ownership I now have complete headlight washers and fog lamps.
Yes, after much deliberation I decided not to go with an aftermarket bumper. Two reasons for that, the first being that I like the factory bumper and didn’t see any “upgraded” ones that I like nearly as much. The second is the way Farmers handled the claim, I would have had to pull some tricky stuff to get it to work. (They wrote the body shop a check, not me.)
Total cost at my body shop was about $2000, the bulk of which was the factory bumper at a whopping $800. I did provide the washers (I already had them) and one of the fog lamps, but otherwise the neighbor’s insurance paid for the rest.