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ade and liz flint
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That'll pay for some remedial work on #049, then, Charles. Good maths.... Razz

I had a nervous moment today whilst in our local Sainsbury's car park. There I was, having become stationary in the car park whilst awaiting a car in front to maneouvre, when out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of a car reversing towards me...and it had no rear parking sensors and a helluva big butt. Have to say, roof down made it feel quite threatening to us side-on Shocked A quick tap on the horn alerted him to our presence and an incident thus avoided...but a worrying moment! Have some people never heard of mirrors? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ade and liz flint wrote:
That'll pay for some remedial work on #049, then, Charles. Good maths.... Razz

Certainly - that's the repairs to the rust on the front wings sorted Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the door is now fitted but it appears the shunt has shifted the bottom hinge slightly.

Nothing that a little bit of "light adjustment" won't treat but a shame it didn't all go back into place without issues.

MOT booked for Tuesday at a discounted price of 39 so total outlay on the job will now come to 240 (including buying the car from the insurers for 70)

Bangernomics - don't you just love it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slight change to costs as the car failed its MOT on a split CV joint gaiter. Easily repaired and now I'm the proud owner of a MOT pass certificate with an advisory that the indicator bulbs are less yellow than they ideally should be.

The good news is that the shunt hasn't affected anything major and so we are back on the road - subject to VOSA checking that by changing the driver's door I haven't inadvertently changed the identity of the car!!!

Happy days

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work Charles, an Alpina with 2 VINs and now with a Cat C ringer on the drive Laughing You really are a car impressario Laughing

Joking apart, job well done clap

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

70 to buy the car back.
Thats amazing.
You'd still be up out the deal if you bought it back and scrapped it.
Well done for persevering with it all and I hope the insurance sorts itelff out for you
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops!

Should have mentioned that the car passed the VOSA test and is now fully operational.

Just the matter of some light adjustment to the door hinges to properly align the new door - the impact appears to have shifted them a touch - and we are home and dry Very Happy
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