from behind! And I can only thank the high back end shape of the 146 for sustaining hardly any damage! And as for the guy who went up my backside..... his Fiesta is written off!
His clutch apparently "slipped" at the lights... and we were nose to tail
. So he ploughed into the back of me, loud bang, glass smashing, I rushed out my car in anger expecting to be horrified....... peered round the back end to find a snapped tow-hook cover, scratched lower bumper from his grille and a few shards of plastic out of the black bumper part. I was made up.... especially when I saw the state of his car!
Chuffed to bloody bits I was! The downward slope of the 146's bumper had pushed the front of his car more underneath mine (towards the road) rather than into the back it. Meaning his front bumper was untouched but everything upwards from that was K-O'ed. The bonnet was of course badly pranged and ridged up in the middle to the height of the windscreen... making the car undriveable, his grille was smashed... both headlamps out and the radiator pushed well back into the engine, but not leaking. His nearside wing had a nasty crease on it too. Mk3 Fiestas really are tin cans... I couldn't believe how badly he'd come off
, it was a real mess!
Despite it being his fault completely... I almost felt guilty looking at the v.little damage I managed to sustain from his car, his blue paintwork that had transferred over simply rubbed off, I've filled in and touched up the scratches (which were fairly deep) out of the lower part of the plastic bumper and sanded down the chunks of plastic that had flaked off the black plastic part.... gone over that in Back to Black and the rest in T-Cut and she's looking mint once again
Even my rear numberplate is still intact! Only thing is that the clips snapped off inside the tow-hook cover, and there's a really deep scratch in it, it's glued on for the moment but I want a replacement.
Not bad eh?
I feel some whiplash coming on....