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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #195 on: September 24, 2009, 20:36:51 PM »
Glad it's all coming together!
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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #196 on: September 25, 2009, 14:46:16 PM »
A morning at "Trig Towers" & only one skinned knuckle later................... ...

Rear trailing arm bent to buggery (removed) but other than that, all looks pretty sound on the mechanical side of things. Other things noted is rear shocks fubar :D , bits of the large crossmember mount bushes were coming off in my hand (much to Trigs delight ;)) & rear disc didn't look too clever either (although the pads are sound) so, the shopping list is as follows.

Rear o/s trailing arm (or a pair). With hubs & bearings if in good nick, otherwise doesn't matter too much.
Rear bearing kit if replacement arm(s) don't come with.
Crossmember large bushes.
Shocks!
Rear discs wouldn't hurt.

Hammerite? :D :D :D

That'll get the car back to good, drivable condition.

Bodywork wise, I've seen much worse repaired. The dent will pull out quite nicely & a skim over with filler will get things back in shape. The arch is pretty rotton though so may be a case of cutting it out then welding/fibreglassing something in place. I'll leave that to the experts though. :)

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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #197 on: September 25, 2009, 17:28:40 PM »
Other things noted is rear shocks fubar :D , bits of the large crossmember mount bushes were coming off in my hand (much to Trigs delight ;)) & rear disc didn't look too clever either (although the pads are sound) so, the shopping list is as follows.

Rear o/s trailing arm (or a pair). With hubs & bearings if in good nick, otherwise doesn't matter too much.
Rear bearing kit if replacement arm(s) don't come with.
Crossmember large bushes.
Shocks!
Rear discs wouldn't hurt.

That'll get the car back to good, drivable condition.

Sounds like it wasn't in "good, drivable condition" before 'white van man' struck it!  Should end up mechanically better than it was before the accident! ;D

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Bodywork wise, I've seen much worse repaired. The dent will pull out quite nicely & a skim over with filler will get things back in shape. The arch is pretty rotton though so may be a case of cutting it out then welding/fibreglassing something in place. I'll leave that to the experts though. :)

It's amazing what a good panel beater can do, but a panel full of filler is never quite the same...  However, if the arch was pretty rotten underneath anyway, it's probably good to have the rot cut out before it spreads any further, so 'white van man' could have done them a favour.

They could always take the opportunity to stick a Barrchops style 'wide-boy' arch kit on it! LoL  Diva for Chavette queen!  ;D ;D

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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #198 on: September 25, 2009, 17:35:24 PM »


It's amazing what a good panel beater can do, but a panel full of filler is never quite the same... 

You are right its not the same there is filler under the paint Lol but I defy you to tell a car that colin has filled a panel on from one that has not been in any other way than the sound difference when tapped I know a guy that restores cars and actually covers every inch of the car with a liquid filler before the paint goes on weather there is damage or not

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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #199 on: September 25, 2009, 18:30:33 PM »
You are right its not the same there is filler under the paint Lol but I defy you to tell a car that colin has filled a panel on from one that has not been in any other way than the sound difference when tapped I know a guy that restores cars and actually covers every inch of the car with a liquid filler before the paint goes on weather there is damage or not

A magnet is (or used to be before the advent of plastic body panels on some cars) a good way of telling whether a car has had extended body work - a good indicator of having been involved in a bad accident.  When buying an second-hand car some people use a magnet to check the bodywork for filler.  A thin layer of liquid filler would not block a magnetic field, but filler in a dent probably would.

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« Reply #200 on: September 25, 2009, 18:33:19 PM »
A magnet is (or used to be before the advent of plastic body panels on some cars) a good way of telling whether a car has had extended body work - a good indicator of having been involved in a bad accident.  When buying an second-hand car some people use a magnet to check the bodywork for filler.  A thin layer of liquid filler would not block a magnetic field, but filler in a dent probably would.


Correct but I am getting at the fact that if repaired correctly the car should look as good as before and I am sure that will be good enough for Trig and Diva

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« Reply #201 on: September 25, 2009, 18:40:47 PM »
Correct but I am getting at the fact that if repaired correctly the car should look as good as before and I am sure that will be good enough for Trig and Diva

That's why I suggested the fibreglass wheel arches, like yours, for their repair...  ;D

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« Reply #202 on: October 02, 2009, 11:15:03 AM »
Forgot to mention about the Mazda, they're going to repair it :-\. I paid less than 500 quid for it and the repairs come to over

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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #203 on: October 02, 2009, 11:43:23 AM »
Glad to hear they're repairing it and paid out for the Cally.  :)

It's not nice to have your cars damaged but it could have been a lot more hassle.

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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #204 on: October 02, 2009, 11:51:18 AM »
but it could have been a lot more hassle.

I know, I'm pleasantly surprised about how relatively straightforward it's all been, result :)

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« Reply #205 on: October 02, 2009, 17:19:52 PM »
Forgot to mention about the Mazda, they're going to repair it :-\. I paid less than 500 quid for it and the repairs come to over
you were correctly parked.
That's not much consolation if some tosspot smashes his vehicle into yours!

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« Reply #206 on: October 02, 2009, 17:34:35 PM »
And who's this She, The cats mother? ;D :P

The cat..?   ;D   (why isn't there a smiley with a tin hat when you need one?  >:( )

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« Reply #207 on: October 02, 2009, 17:41:31 PM »
[email protected], you're a funny man! ::) ;D
you were correctly parked.
That's not much consolation if some tosspot smashes his vehicle into yours!

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« Reply #208 on: October 02, 2009, 20:30:09 PM »

And who's this She


Shut it otherwise you get the Kids Ford Ka :P :P

P.S. My Tea was not too bad tonight 7/10 :D

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Re: Our Calibra. Write Off. Livid
« Reply #209 on: October 02, 2009, 20:36:23 PM »
Shut it otherwise you get the Kids Ford Ka :P :P

P.S. My Tea was not too bad tonight 7/10 :D

Young love. Don't you just love it.

PS Trig - was the tea mashed through the blender and fed by straw?
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