Won the bet, fixed the pod, saved a buck.
ipod run over by car, just bought the display from ifixit and one two three fixed it in less than an hour. My daughter challenged me to do it since it was my fault the ipod was dead.
The guide worked like a charm. only trouble was putting the rubber bumpers back on. but that was all. My third fix with ifixit, after a ps3 and a Macbook with a faulty fan and heat sink. The manuals are very well done, thanks.
Make sure, before removing the rubber bumpers,that you'll remember where they go exactly. If they come off, glue them back.
To ifixit, the bumper issue should be specifically illustrated in the corresponding step of the manual.