Sportwagon locking mechanism
On Friday evening, I braked to avoid a Jack Russell. Guy behind in a Jaguar S-Type hits the back of my car (and drives off). Fortunately there's not much damage cosmetically (cracked bumper), but of more worry is the fact I now cannot lock my car and the boot won't stay down. It seems to be bouncing off something and in its natural state it's in the position when you've popped the boot. However, if pressed down, it seems to fit flush.
Has anyone had similar issues? I was hoping to cannibilise a dead sportwagon's locking mechanism from That Place In Bedford I Can't Remember The Name Or Number Of. Has anyone written a guide for this kind of thing?
The bit on the actual car seems fine but the bootlid section's taken a bit of a whack, but I don't really know where to start. My father, a more technically minded man than I*, has suggested drilling holes to fit. Seeing as this is an electrical AND mechanical issue, I'm not sure that's wise. Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks in advance
* I say technical, but he once disconnected the dishwasher without turning the water off. Entrusting Agnes into his hands doesn't appeal...