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    As if there is a frigging bullseye on my left rear quarter panel saying "smash your car into this spot" another driver has just smashed into my brand new rear quarter panel just an hour ago!!
    I wasn't even in the car and it was parked.
    About a meter before the guy hit, I yelled at the top of my lungs and then watched in slow motion as the 4x4 crushed into my car.
    I could just about cry now.
    The guy was apologetic, and as you'd expect felt very embarased and offered his insurers details. Fingers crossed I can get it repaired quickly.

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    That is a serious piss off!!!

    At least this time you wont have to fix it, but nevertheless... Still right royal pain in the arse finding a bodyshop you think will do a decent job on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    The guy was apologetic, and as you'd expect felt very embarased and offered his insurers details. Fingers crossed I can get it repaired quickly.
    Fingers crossed they don't value the repair to be 70+% of the cars worth, they might write it off.

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    What is annoying with hindsight is that I went to all that effort to have a boggles repair last time and I got 2 month pride and joy out of it. Might as well have just bogged it last time.
    All that guard has on it is primer around the welds, and a light dust of top coat.
    It was like a new one.
    I suppose the panel beater who works on it will at least appreciate the lack of bog in the body of the guard, and the fact that the area that is bent has full rear access with no braces or any obstructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC View Post
    Fingers crossed they don't value the repair to be 70+% of the cars worth, they might write it off.
    I am self insured in regards to repairs to my own property so they cant "write the car off" as such.

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    That really does suck ...deflating....hope that the fug crusher's insurer coughs up the bickies to have a 5 star rejuvenation done.

    chin up...he could have kept going and run right over the top of it ...that would have been truly tragic!
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    i think when this was being discussed some months back, the answer is that the 'other' parties insurance company cannot write your car off without you agreeing, but they could refuse to pay you if you dont.

    with the new legislation, a car which has been written off by an insurance company has it registration cancelled immediately and cannot be reregistered, BUT you can request the RTA to waive that, and the fact that you are retaining ownership of the car, its age and rarity value are all relevant to that.

    that aside, you have my strong sympathies too, jo. that really IS so unfair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    .... About a meter before the guy hit, I yelled at the top of my lungs and then watched in slow motion as the 4x4 crushed into my car.......
    Don't you hate that moment; it seems to go into a time warp when you can see it coming and
    cannot do a thing to stop it. My condolences jo. I hope the repair goes smoothly.
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    Man, that stinks, Jo!

    Just imagine, if you'd never had it repaired, you could have had it done for now for free!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
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    About a meter before the guy hit, I yelled at the top of my lungs and then watched in slow motion as the 4x4 crushed into my car.
    I could just about cry now.
    The guy was apologetic, and as you'd expect felt very embarased and offered his insurers details. Fingers crossed I can get it repaired quickly.Jo
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    at least you were there. If you weren't, chances are he would have driven off. I can recommend Western Smash Repairs in Seven Hills.The fixed the hail damage on my 180, anyone who can remember it, it now looks new. Mind you, it cost the insurance co. some $8,xxx-00. Most of that was labour!
    On a lighter note, we can all bring a mallet to the bbq, and each have a go

    Sorry

    I do know how you feel.
    I had similar damage in a car park at K.L.
    New door skin and respray, slightly under $1800-00. So if there is no underlying damage, it might not be so bad.
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    It is a shame. Witnessed it first hand only a matter of minutes afterwards.
    At least it is superficial and not structural like you say.
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    Bloody hell, what a bummer,hope it works out ok for you.

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    Icon9 That sucks!!

    That hurts Jo, after so much pain attention the first time.

    Some people deliberately drive panel damaged cars in certain areas of Melbourne where other drivers seem to adopt a bump positioning parking stance, or just don't care.

    Hope it turns out o.k. mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    That hurts Jo, after so much pain attention the first time.

    Some people deliberately drive panel damaged cars in certain areas of Melbourne where other drivers seem to adopt a bump positioning parking stance, or just don't care.

    Hope it turns out o.k. mate.

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    I was dumbfounded....she didn't give a stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I was dumbfounded....she didn't give a stuff.
    French perhaps .. pretty much the norm there.



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    Thats bad luck Jo. Hope they fix it soon.

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    That sucks Jo.
    Good lcuk with the insurance issues.


    I remember a few years back some bloke in Perth had his pride jaguar XJ6 written off in an accident and went to court to have a payment of the full value of the resotered car paid out. Details are foggy but it was along the lines of the fact he'd spent lots of hours and dollars and he managed to convince them he was a genuine enthusiast not just another driver. Pleed to their conscience
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    Sorry to hear. Saw your car on Friday arvo and was admiring how great it looked again.

    You'll hate me for saying it, but two of those insurance payouts combined... would probably buy you a lightly used Laguna III.

    Best of luck getting it all restored again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ810 View Post
    Sorry to hear. Saw your car on Friday arvo and was admiring how great it looked again.

    You'll hate me for saying it, but two of those insurance payouts combined... would probably buy you a lightly used Laguna III.

    Best of luck getting it all restored again.
    Gee, just think how many people would smash into me if I had a good car.

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    G'day Jo,

    it's a bummer mate, know how it feels.

    spent most of day many moons ago knocking out a triumph 2000 "nose cone" - went to garage for fuel and this idiot in the pump in front backed into it.........

    cheers,
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    Commiserations! Hope it all gets sorted to your satisfaction.

    Have a rough idea of what you're going through. I had an EJ panel van I was doing up (back when vans were kool). The driver's side front guard got half ripped off while I was at work, with the car parked out in the street. Not a complete disaster since the van was due for a respray anyway. So, replaced the guard and got the spray job done (bright canary yellow!). A week later some clown came flying through a red light and "skimmed" the front of the van. Destroyed the bumper bar and grille, but somehow lights and bonnet were spared. All was OK for a while after I got that lot sorted, until the next owner wrapped the van around a tree only a month after buying it.
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    Looks like all is normal to me. Every car I have painted has been damaged within 2weeks ..... Leave 'em looking like sh!t and no-one goes near them

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Leave 'em looking like sh!t and no-one goes near them
    Generally speaking, it is true. Unfortunately. Still no excuse for having your car not looking pristine.
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    That's really bad luck, Jo. Where did it happen? In a car park or on the road?

    My wife has had her car damaged twice since Christmas (no note left of course) in Woollies car park at Warringah Mall. Not a lot of damage but enough to make you want to poke the driver in the eye with a big stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alastair Browne View Post
    That's really bad luck, Jo. Where did it happen? In a car park or on the road?

    My wife has had her car damaged twice since Christmas (no note left of course) in Woollies car park at Warringah Mall. Not a lot of damage but enough to make you want to poke the driver in the eye with a big stick.

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    It was at Franks, in your usual spot actually.
    The driver forgot the drive had a kink at the end of it.


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