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    Default Smash! '92 205 GTI Help! Help! Help!

    Hello everyone,

    this is my first post and it's a desperate plea. I recently smashed my 205 GTI and I need parts (new or good second hand) and a reputable smash repairer in Melbourne. Any information or advise is appreciated.

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    RF Guard
    RF Headlight
    RF Indicator
    RF Driving light
    Front Bumber (with red metal trim)
    RF wheel arch molding
    Front lip (Spoiler)

    thanks,

    Nic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe
    Hello everyone,

    this is my first post and it's a desperate plea. I recently smashed my 205 GTI and I need parts (new or good second hand) and a reputable smash repairer in Melbourne. Any information or advise is appreciated.

    RF Guard
    RF Headlight
    RF Indicator
    RF Driving light
    Front Bumber (with red metal trim)
    RF wheel arch molding
    Front lip (Spoiler)

    thanks,

    Nic

    the flare only costs $65 trade new, without the little red metal strip

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugly

    the flare only costs $65 trade new, without the little red metal strip
    thanks Pugly,

    where do you get the metal stripping from?

    I should tell you the whole story;

    smash
    took to recommended repairer
    went to pick up today
    car looks worse
    NON GTI Front Guard was used (205 something)
    no holes for arch molding
    space for fingers to fit between guard and molding
    Grey bumper (no metal trim)
    I want to die

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    hi pepe,


    pretty unfortunate to firstly have the crash and then have a recommended repairer to stuff it up, even more .

    dude, as many here would know, french auto wreckers are a good first port of call. to make your situation less traumatic you might want to do a search on

    http://www.partslocator.com.au/

    here, youll find an online database of parts (of all sorts) located in melbourne and the rest of australia and details of such wreckers.

    alternatively, you could contact a few AF members who are _wrecking_ 205s... peruse here:

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/parts-sale-wanted/

    cheers, hope i was of some help
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    hows the flare being held on with out holes, is it just loose, if so gaps appear between flare and guard. feel behind guard to see what clips are holding it on. instead of the factory clips, i used a large shallow concave philips head bolts to slide into the plastic guard attatchments, then used washes and nuts to hold it onto guard. this presses flare firmly against guard. take off the flare and u will see where i slid the bolts into rather than using plastic clips

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugjet
    hi pepe,


    pretty unfortunate to firstly have the crash and then have a recommended repairer to stuff it up, even more .

    dude, as many here would know, french auto wreckers are a good first port of call. to make your situation less traumatic you might want to do a search on

    http://www.partslocator.com.au/

    here, youll find an online database of parts (of all sorts) located in melbourne and the rest of australia and details of such wreckers.

    alternatively, you could contact a few AF members who are _wrecking_ 205s... peruse here:

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18

    cheers, hope i was of some help
    thanks for the info Pugjet.

    cheers,

    Pepe

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugly
    hows the flare being held on with out holes, is it just loose, if so gaps appear between flare and guard. feel behind guard to see what clips are holding it on. instead of the factory clips, i used a large shallow concave philips head bolts to slide into the plastic guard attatchments, then used washes and nuts to hold it onto guard. this presses flare firmly against guard. take off the flare and u will see where i slid the bolts into rather than using plastic clips
    thanks Pugly,

    the repairer used a standard 205 guard and drilled the holes.
    Bastard!

    cheers for the info,

    Pepe

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    huh? i just re-read the post and it reads: "space for fingers to fit between guard and molding".

    so youre telling us that the arches are on, and you can still put fingers bw the arch and the panel??? . man, thats the stuff up of all stuff ups.


    faaark! man, if it was my gti and it was repaired that badly, i'd already given the preferred repairer a spinning roundhouse kick to the side of the head, yesterday... grrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugjet
    huh? i just re-read the post and it reads: "space for fingers to fit between guard and molding".

    so youre telling us that the arches are on, and you can still put fingers bw the arch and the panel??? . man, thats the stuff up of all stuff ups.


    faaark! man, if it was my gti and it was repaired that badly, i'd already given the preferred repairer a spinning roundhouse kick to the side of the head, yesterday... grrr.
    I'm starting to feel better now, sort of. My lovely wife thought I was over reacting. Thanks for the support. Will post details soon of where not to take your pug for smash repairs in Melbourne.

    Yep that's right, the mutha used an SI guard, drilled his own obviously dodgy holes and the stuck the molding on with black sticky stuff and yes I could probably have fitted a blood filled viagra inspired woody in there as well.

    Can anyone reccomend a Pug sensitive smash repairer in Melbourne and a hit man?

    cheers,

    Pepe

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    Sorry to hear about your car. I'm not sure if anyone else has experience with this but in my opinion you could force the 'repairer' to re-do the work couldn't you? I mean if I owned an M3 (yeah right!) and I smashed it and the repairer replaced the guard with a standard 3 series guard I would be mighty pissed off and I agree with pugjet that a spinnign rounhouse to the head would bein order!!

    Hmm, I'd go down there and go sick - all that can happen is that he re-does the work admitting he's wrong (yes I know unfortunately its unlikely-but even less likely if you don't try), or he tells you to jump - in wich case you're in worse position than you were before.

    Only other piece of advice is don't spend $46 bucks a side for a new original indicator lense - jump onto ebay.co.uk and there should be several people selling em for about 10 pounds a pair (I recently got a PAIR over here for about 22 aussie - only took a week too)

    Good luck
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    That sucks! Was it a private job or an insurance job either way I would be letting him know the work is not up your standard and you would like him to fix it, although he's done such a bad i would not let him touch your car again or arrange for some sort of refund, when I had my 205 repaired i was lucky in that the bloke who did my car is a fussy bastard and he used only genuine parts and sent the bonnet back because it had a crease in it Make a big deal and fuss about it and if all else fails there's the Aussie Consumer Commission, let us know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugsy
    That sucks! Was it a private job or an insurance job either way I would be letting him know the work is not up your standard and you would like him to fix it, although he's done such a bad i would not let him touch your car again or arrange for some sort of refund, when I had my 205 repaired i was lucky in that the bloke who did my car is a fussy bastard and he used only genuine parts and sent the bonnet back because it had a crease in it Make a big deal and fuss about it and if all else fails there's the Aussie Consumer Commission, let us know how it goes.
    yeah, I did demonstrate my unhappiness and he was apologetic and said he would fix all the blaringly obvious shoddy workmanship. But you're right, after seeing what he thinks is OK I really just wanted to grab my little baby back and take him to someone with a little integrity.


    Oh well, soon I will be flying up the Healsville-Yarra Glen Rd. Screaming up Donna Buang Rd. to the top of the hill, hitting Acheron Way for some gravel action until the bitumen again for the sweaty palm down hill run from the top of Mount Donna Buang to Warburton. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh h...........
    "Times have changed since the 205GTi. Modern society wouldn't tolerate such a focused car" Autocar magazine, 16 April 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe
    Oh well, soon I will be flying up the Healsville-Yarra Glen Rd. Screaming up Donna Buang Rd. to the top of the hill, hitting Acheron Way for some gravel action until the bitumen again for the sweaty palm down hill run from the top of Mount Donna Buang to Warburton. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh h...........
    Hopefully not to visit the smash repairer again!

    "rinse and repeat".

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    What a nightmare! Sounds like you got a really bad break. Try the UK ebay site (ebay.co.uk) parts by make/peugeot ... especially for those hard to find bits of trim etc.. Loads of stuff, people breaking 205s so they've got everything, and cheap enough to cover postage. Some advertisers happy to post international but some not. Some of the private breakers deal off the site by email and they'll probably send overseas if you ask nicely (and pay) ... even if their advert says they don't.
    Good luck!

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    Take all the good suggestions from this thread, go get several quotes, explain exactly how you want the car fitted and repaired and get them to contact you at any stage they have problems or queries when repairing the car. Don't take any rubbish.

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    thanks people, for all the advice and suggestions.

    I'm thinking of printing this thread and handing it to my smash repair guy while spinning around practising my round house.

    cheers.
    "Times have changed since the 205GTi. Modern society wouldn't tolerate such a focused car" Autocar magazine, 16 April 2003

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