I am very sorry to hear about the accident. I can sympathise with you. You see, I have also felt the empty feeling inside when your gorgeous 147 is not looking like it should.
2 weeks after taking delivery of my prized Silver Selespeed 147, my partner asked to borrow it for a drive up to her parents place...Not more than 40 minutes later, I had a phone call from her, and she was hysterical.
Apparantly she had hit a Kangaroo that jumped out from the side of the road, and she didn't have time to correct.
Anyway, I can forward an email with the pics so you can see the results.
Also as the accident happened 2 weeks after the official release of the 147 in Australia, spare parts were still in shipment.
Anyway, all I can say is I will never lend my car to ANYONE again. I just bought my partner a Peugeot 307 so she doesn't eye my car again.
The car is now fitted with the sports front bar from Linea Alfa, and insurance covered the cost of that as a new front bar. No cost to me!
I hope things work out soon. If you give me your e-mail adress I can provide you some info wrt. some things to look out for when rinspecting the car after repair (I don't want to bore the rest of the group with this!).