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    Default Lovely xantia for parts Canberra

    Got a very good Xantia from Continental In Sydney who had looked after the car, drove it here & proceeded to upgrade its return pipes with reinforced fuel/hydraulic hoses, then tried to back it onto a pair of ramps to check the exhaust. Disaster, car ran off the end of the ramps, hit the ground, the side of a tree & another car.

    The rear mudguard, bumper & the drivers door are stuffed so not worth trying to fix. Haven't even had a chance to drive it except to rego check place! However the car is quite ok for anyone to drive home.

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    Which engine is in it??

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    XU10J2, going by the serial number. And a 4HP14 box.

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    Lucky there was no injury! Certainly an unfortunate accident.

    If it's the Xantia I think it might be, it had been babied by the previous elderly owner. It should be easy enough to find another door and rear bar in Vert Vega. Could you knock the rear guard back into shape and make it presentable?

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    The rear mudguard is spot welded on, sounds like quite a job to get it off & another welded in, not sure if body has been twisted too. Front mudguard bolts on I think so it is not thee major issue. Far too much damage to bang it into shape. Unfortunately I do not do things by halves! Thanks for the comments, will investigate further & ponder.

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    Perhaps, post a few pictures of the rear quarter damage and there might be a few helpful comments about how to attack it. If the doors and hatch still close OK, the shell would probably still be straight. The rear guard is part of the rear quarter, so you'd have to either pull it and knock it back to shape or do a sectional repair. The value would not justify a new quarter panel, but you'd be surprised what you can do by chaining it to a tree and pulling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Perhaps, post a few pictures of the rear quarter damage and there might be a few helpful comments about how to attack it. If the doors and hatch still close OK, the shell would probably still be straight. The rear guard is part of the rear quarter, so you'd have to either pull it and knock it back to shape or do a sectional repair. The value would not justify a new quarter panel, but you'd be surprised what you can do by chaining it to a tree and pulling!
    Or, an overfilled hydraulic jack and a block of wood.
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    Sorry about the delay in responding, between the weather & "urgent" domestic chores, haven't got to it.

    As requested some photos of the sorry car, maybe this will give you an idea what has been damaged. However the passenger side doors & the boot work normally, the rear driver side is hard to shut due to the mudguard being pushed up, front driver side does not shut at all due to the damage to the door & the front mudguard. Does this mean the body is not twisted?

    Thanks for the responses to date.

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    The driver's door has taken that impact and been opened too far. The pillar and hinges are possibly OK. The hinges should point out at 90 degrees to centreline of the car. Compare with the left side to see if the hinges look damaged. Finding and changing the door is not hard.

    The rear end damage is significant and it really wants a bumper (not hard) and a full quarter panel, which would be difficult to justify. Being unable to close the right rear door easily, the kinks in the rear pillar and the way the roof seems to sit a fraction higher than the top of the door suggest it's slightly out of shape. It's certainly repairable, but it's easier to find another car and it would be cheaper to buy another car than pay someone to fix this one. I'd be tempted to try pulling it out DIY, but you may, understandably, not want to go to that effort.

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