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Oooh NO!.... I am guessing no note, no one seen anything?

Ahh crap Rafe, I really really feel for you
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Nah, he left the details on the windscreen and was really apologetic on the phone, had 6 of my neighbours round to offer their condolences so far. Problem is I know they will write it off so going to do it myself and he said he will order whatever i need tomorrow
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Re: Came out of work to find this

I'm sorry man.

But, how on Earth is that a write-off??

It's a dent, a simple dent!!
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Ah right, well that isn't so bad. If you need any help, give us AOSW'ers a shout
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I'm sorry man.

But, how on Earth is that a write-off??

It's a dent, a simple dent!!
Could well be if it looks to have damaged inner, outer wings and the bumper, along with paint and labour that's got to be the value of the car. Looks like a Alfa 145/146, even newest ones can't be less than 10 years old now, so probably worth about 500-700.
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I'm sorry man.

But, how on Earth is that a write-off??

It's a dent, a simple dent!!
Book price on these is only around £400 to £500. New panel and inner wing (welding job), new bumper (cracked), new headlight (£150) new indicator and there you go, thats your £500. Easier for them to just give me the cheque

Oh and a bracket on the inner wing has punched a hole through the air filter too
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I can get a new wing for £57 knock the inner wing back into shape, reckon I can fix the bumper and i'll paint it myself, also got a headlight for that side in the boot (its cracked but this one has a bracket broken so I can make a good one out of the two) and just buy and indicator. So i reckon I can do it with a new wing, new indicator and paint for under £100
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Nice one I wish you good luck already!
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Thanks bud, if all parts get here it should all be done and dusted by end of the weekend
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Great stuff
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Glad to hear everything turned out ok.
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You can see its def bent the inner wing when the bonnet is down
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I dont believe this, the oils still warm in her and the Mrs is already asking if Darren is still selling his GTV................Have you no respect for the not quite dead yet woman!!!!
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Yes it is, £1250
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well good luck whatever route you go down mate
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I dont believe this, the oils still warm in her and the Mrs is already asking if Darren is still selling his GTV................Have you no respect for the not quite dead yet woman!!!!



If he's not yet, I'm sure he will in a day or two.
 
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Yes it is, 1250
Tell him I will give him a slightly used 146 and a bloody great fish tank (full of fish that i hate) for it
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Tell him yourself!!!
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Re: Came out of work to find this

Some good news, spoke to Roy from Auto Italiana at about 9 last night and he knows someone who is breaking a 146 so should be able to get the panel and indicator fairly cheaply. Fingers crossed eh!

And the bad news is that I'm having to get a lift into work........in a vectra
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Hi,RafeOO5

Sorry too hear about damage,
pleased too hear you are well
on the way to getting it repaired.

So very sorry to
hear of you
transport arrangements.

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Hi,RafeOO5

Sorry too hear about damage,
pleased too hear you are well
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So very sorry to
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Thanks John, we will have her back on the road and good as new in no time. Fingers crossed for good weather this weekend, need it for the spraying
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Thanks John, we will have her back on the road and good as new in no time. Fingers crossed for good weather this weekend, need it for the spraying
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Re: Came out of work to find this

Bad news Rafe but it seems that you are well on the road to a repair, look forward to seeing the finished result.
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Re: Came out of work to find this

Thanks Nige, new panel will be here in a few days, already got a litre of paint left from the sprint. Just need to get an indicator and then spend a while with some panel hammers and oxy acetelyne torch on the inner wing. Hopefully come out good as new (or knowing older alfa build quality, hopefully better then new )
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