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Eleanor - Damaged car.

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Eleanor - Damaged car.

#1 PostAuthor: tlc » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm

So, Wednesday 3rd Jan was in effect my first day back at work after 3 weeks. It didn’t start well when I fell about 10 feet cracking a rib in the process.
I went home and felt sorry for myself.
My lad needed picking up from his work so I left just after dark.
Down a very dark lane I noticed branches across the road, hit the brakes and sailed straight in to a tree which completely blocked the road.
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Re: Car project - any interest?

#2 PostAuthor: FER » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:33 pm

Naw .
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Re: Car project - any interest?

#3 PostAuthor: tlc » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm

That settles it then.
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#4 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:16 pm

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#5 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 am

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Go for it Chris. I'd be interested.

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#6 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:10 am

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#7 PostAuthor: garyd » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:39 am

Yeah show us what happened...and what you're doing.

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#8 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 pm

A point well made Chris

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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#9 PostAuthor: tlc » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:59 am

I feared the car was written off. Perceptive really as the CAP value is £1700. My excess of £1000 would hurt. As the wheels are worth twice that, options were already being considered.
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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#10 PostAuthor: tlc » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:02 am

Most of the force was to the N/S/F wheel which was well and truly floppy. In fact it broke the steering arm.

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I got hold of a second hand arm so I could at least move it and figured it had also suffered damage to the subframe.
It was a very hard bang but the airbags didn’t go off.
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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#11 PostAuthor: garyd » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:19 am

Will be interested how much it costs to get back on the road.

We are all too quick to walk away from a car if it's 'Written off'

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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#12 PostAuthor: tlc » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:27 am

My despair at first was short lived.
£180 for the recovery, £9 for the steering arm, £42 for wheel alignment.
I borrowed a car trailer to fetch it home where it is currently stripped.

Off to the breakers this weekend.
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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#13 PostAuthor: tlc » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:49 am

This was Saturday afternoon. It shows the damage to the inner wing top section.
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I haven't taken a picture under the bonnet yet but the slam panel is also bent, albeit slightly.
I spoke with a body shop and they are confident something can be done. I did have my van reapaired some years ago and was amazed at what they could pull out.
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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#14 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01 am

Good luck with the repair,

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Re: Eleanor - Damaged car.

#15 PostAuthor: tlc » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:25 am

This was what made the biggest bang.
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