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Old 01-06-2004, 21:18   #1 (permalink)
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Driving down coburg yesterday to get my canary off i enterd a roundabout planting it half way through it tranny dropped from fourth to first and all that bloody dev-5 power sent me into 4 tank slappers and then finally into a parked vl commodre on the other side of the road. THe 4.11's didnt help the situation either. neway bonnet, right front quarter, front bar, front rail, radiator, transcooler, grille, front bar support, air con, headlights, indicators, and what eva else is located in the right front quarter of the car all need replacing plus some panel work and im not sure if the engine mounts have moved or not. if it wer'nt for the bloddy transcooler i coulda drove home having lost all my fluid, she wont start neway coz the fan is jammed up hard against radiator, does ne1 recomend ne panel beaters in melb and how much am i looking at for parts etc.....? i sure hope my dev-5 baby is ok
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Old 01-06-2004, 21:28   #2 (permalink)
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Thats tough luck mate....good luck with getting her back running!!!
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Old 01-06-2004, 21:46   #3 (permalink)
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Have you got insurance??

If you are going to do it under insurance, I have some bad news. That will be a write-off.

I was the 3rd car in a 3 car nose-tail crash, and the middle car (ED XR6) had what sounds like a bit less damage than your car in the front alone to write it off.

But how do you do 4 tank slappers leaving a roundabout without backing off the throttle??
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no 3rd party only its not going through them i just hope its calssified as a repairable write off
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Old 01-06-2004, 23:23   #5 (permalink)
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What was the Canary for?
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Old 01-06-2004, 23:29   #6 (permalink)
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And the parked car?

Sounds like your proud of your driving style?
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Old 01-07-2004, 00:22   #7 (permalink)
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neva said i was proud mate, i bought the parked car for $450 which saved me hassels
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:11   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry but im not familiar with the term 'tank slapper' haha. Care explaining it please? :s5
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:22   #9 (permalink)
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did it look good atleast??? jokes!! not a good time for jokes though, so what was your cannary for, i almost got one last week for tyres, i had 2 cannary's in a month both 4 tyres!!! the second cop wasnt too impressed when i told him that i just got off defect for tyres.

my cousin was driving one of our relatives vs commy wagon and we wrote it off... well he did, he was driving, put it into 4 trees at 60+km every panel was rooted except for the two passenger doors, same with windows too all smashed except for them two, that was scary shit.

how does buying the car save hassels???

hope you werent hurt at all, and hope that dev5 pumping biatch is gonna be alright.
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damn that sucks man. Hope you get it all fixed up soon. EA_GHIA - sounds like he bought the VL cause it was a shitter anyway.
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