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Old 08-18-2003, 02:07   #1 (permalink)
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...goes on holiday in a mercedes campervan? my na fairlane gets smashed, thats what.

he apparently "hit the wrong pedal", slamming into the rear right of my car. quote on the damage is $2100, which will probably change as i don't think it takes into account a new exhaust, or chassis straightening if required.

oh well, at least he had third party. it may be write off, given how cheap old fords are these days.
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:12   #2 (permalink)
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we knew the poms cant play cricket, now we know they cant drive, sorry for you mate, especially for you beautiful fairlane being t boned :(
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How tuff is that Fairlane!?! The Merc got hammered!
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Shait, bad luck.
At least u werent seriously injured
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yeah the fairlanes have about 4 metres of boot anyway, so its not gonna do that much damage. its still drivable. and yeah, that merc dropped its coolant on the road and had to be towed away, while i bent my exhaust back down (it had been jammed up under the rear wheel), and drove away.

i actually hardly felt the hit. i think the fords can take a pretty hard hit in the back without too much injury--its side impacts you have to worry about.

now i just have to see how much the insurance is gonna pay--ideally i would like to get about $4000, pay off my loan and buy an old school fairlane, v8 of course. my younger bro just got a 78 302 fairlane, so hes gonna give me crap until i get an 8 as well.

you can't have younger brothers showing you up now, can you?
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i doubt very much that is a write off, just needs a new tail light, second hand bar and repair on the bever panel boot and quater, the most expensive part would be the bar i think excluding paint and labour, that is unless the boot floor is damaged
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i didn't think it would be a write off either, but initial quote from the smash repairs is $2133, plus exhaust and muffler at invoice price.

i only paid about $3000 for it, so i'm not sure if it will or won't be a write off.

just wait and see.
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Re: What happens when an englishman...

Can't see that being a write-off, reckon the panelbeater seriously over-quoted you!
New light and s/h bumper bar, a little work with hammer and welder, no bloody way that's $2200 worth of damage!

Well in my humble and quietly-spoken opinion anyway
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Re: What happens when an englishman...

But then again, the repairer could be using new parts. So then it may very well be that high.

Sorry to hear about your Fairlane, damn shame!
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Cars never the same after a smash see if you can get it to be a ride off, lucky it was a big fairlane :)
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