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Old 13-04-2017, 12:01 AM
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It's not that bad as the shell is straight, other then the quarter damage which will repair
The rad support was only on a single skin so straightened easily
The suspension parts that are damaged can be unbolted and replaced which I am doing. The other parts are now on order
tbh I have no interest in seeing the car wrote off for money, so I will do the donkey work to keep costs down.
Whatever they pay out I will probably only pay back in increased premiums anyway !
Time will tell
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Old 13-04-2017, 08:00 AM
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I wouldn't like to trust a garage to put my car back together so I can probably see why Wyn is getting involved.
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Old 13-04-2017, 08:12 AM
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It's not that bad as the shell is straight, other then the quarter damage which will repair
The rad support was only on a single skin so straightened easily
The suspension parts that are damaged can be unbolted and replaced which I am doing. The other parts are now on order
tbh I have no interest in seeing the car wrote off for money, so I will do the donkey work to keep costs down.
Whatever they pay out I will probably only pay back in increased premiums anyway !
Time will tell
Straight by eye is a gamble, especially with the torque you're running?
If it tore the suspension strut out, all those hard mounted points that would have gone through such a shock force.

With insurance they'd have to make as good as new, you might have the car off the road for a few months but that's what it pays for. Any premium increase would be minimal in the scale of things.

Totally get why you want to take control of the process.
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Old 13-04-2017, 09:34 AM
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Just my 2p but I'd also go with the consensus of letting a specialist strip it down and assess it (at your Insurers expense) before going from there.There's a chance that you may even get the car back on the road quicker than doing it yourself.

People buy insurance for exactly this purpose so why not make full use of it? I work in the insurance industry (not motor) and find it amusing when people think they're saving themselves massive amounts on their premium by doing lots themselves. Surely these are the exact circumstances under which you would make full use of your cover? (Not knowing what you have as an agreed value I'm sure there's a fairly healthy pot to play with) Unfortunately you'll now have a claim on your record regardless of fault (circumstances I'm very familiar with) which is the main consideration above all else.

I can appreciate that this is something that you have worked very hard for and built yourself however are there no specialists in the country that you would trust to sort it out?

I don't mean to cause offence I'm just curious to understand why and contribute If I can
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Old 13-04-2017, 10:09 AM
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No not a problem. As said I am replacing what I can whilst I can
The rear quarter was damaged by the strut, nothing else.
That came apart as an outer lower rose joint snapped allowing the rubber top mount to pull apart.
That I can see no mounting points on the shell have been moved or damaged
I know what other parts the car needs and where to get them.
As it is I've replaced all the suspension arms/tie rods and sorted/rebuilt another rear strut within a week or so.
If I left that lot to the insurance to sort out it probably wouldn't happen, let alone organise another custom exhaust
Once the car is back on all 4 wheels and rolling then I can take it to have the bodywork done
(Did I mention I've also sorted the wheels) another 2 month "not available" wait avoided
Certainly I'm not going to repair the body work, but do what I can in the mean time
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Old 13-04-2017, 11:42 AM
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The thing also with Wyn is he is the sort of guy who wants to be hands on as much as he can or he gets completely bored if he is not doing something when he can rather than just sitting there twiddling bits of his body
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Old 13-04-2017, 12:11 PM
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Fair play to you Wyn for getting on and doing stuff. You certainly don't hang about. Best of luck with sorting out recompense though for the replacement stuff from the insurance. I'd still have had an assessor round before I touched anything (and to discuss what I could do). I hope it's painless from now on in.
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Old 14-04-2017, 05:19 PM
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Well all the arms are now changed and the nsr suspension is 99% built back up ready to go
Had a few peeps around for to quote on the body, so now waiting to see what figures they come back with. Not that it matters

Poor ol Sausage looks as upset as me, but at least she was there to help me smile when she could
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Old 14-04-2017, 07:10 PM
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FairPlay man, sounds like you've got various parts and the time/inclination to just crack on with it. I hope it all works out for you and you can get the car sorted and back on the road asap with Summer just around the corner!
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Old 14-04-2017, 11:01 PM
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Good to see the car coming back Wyn, even better to see sausage making a come back

Good luck with it all Wyn

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Old 20-04-2017, 08:58 PM
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By coincidence Wyn, I had my Z in for it's MoT today (passed). When I was picking the car up this afternoon, one of the garages parts suppliers had dropped in, saw my car and mentioned he'd seen a few weeks ago, a Z with black bonnet crashed on the verge near Thame, wheels bent etc. I knew it was you straight away. I don't think he'd witnessed anything though. Hope you continue ti get things sorted...
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Old 23-04-2017, 08:50 PM
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Sorry to see but glad to hear you're OK Wyn!

Look forward to it returning to its former glory!
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:07 PM
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At last, I have a genuine quote to paint and repair the n/s of the Z car
All repair/body trim parts are here now (other then the recon rack)
That should arrive v/soon from a Z supplier of Z parts on a FARM so I'm told
Car is booked in from the 12th so need to get trims removed n ready
Will update when I know more
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