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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2015, 12:41:08 PM »
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2015, 12:45:10 PM »


and squirmy the cat back from the dead like the 7.
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2015, 01:33:14 PM »
Wow, holy resurrections Batman,

This is great to see  :)
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2015, 06:26:10 PM »
Fantastic job there Jon, car is looking great, lovely colour too  :)
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2015, 08:33:03 PM »
Yes looks fantastic looking forward to picking it up at the weekend.

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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2015, 09:13:18 PM »
Wow looks great, always scary with such a big repair but the end result is worth it ;)

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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2015, 10:11:35 AM »


Paul picked up car yesterday and drove it 125 miles back to Luton!  Chris an I where a little apprehensive to say the least as a big first journey for a car sat for 5 years but she made it home!
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2015, 05:37:33 PM »
Yes, the car made it home flawlessly. I'm well pleased. :)

Everything was rock solid, temperatures all good etc, the car pulls really well, handles great, its all good.

I would really like to thank Jon for all his work on my car along with his friend who welded the wing on, haywards for mapping & identifying & fixing the mystery exhaust leak and Chris the perfectionist, who repaired and resprayed the bodywork. I looks like it just came out of the showroom all straight no ripples or anything really impressive work.

I need to take some photo's for the agreed valuation on my insurance. Which I will post. I put £7000 as the agreed valuation any comments as what the value should be as its a UK Fd ?

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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2015, 05:56:48 PM »
I think 7 k is a fair valuation. Thanks for kind words. Ill pass onto Chris.
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2015, 06:01:17 PM »
......and i really want another fd now .
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2015, 09:43:58 PM »
This happened today the car is insured for 7k agreed value.
Is this 7k of damage.



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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2015, 09:01:41 AM »
Oh no ...battery terminal melted? 
How bad is the fire damage? Difficult to see in pics? Looks like bad short to earth on chassis. Need a better photo Paul.
 
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2015, 09:32:27 AM »
On my pc now can see better. Was it the battery or has a fan motor gone up?  I think this will be close to be written off Paul. You may be able to claim the salvage title.
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2015, 10:37:34 AM »


Dont know whether this photo helps....but is it possible battery stay shorted on the battery isolator....i thought the isolator was after the fuses on the positive terminal?
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Re: To repair or not to repair
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2015, 02:16:01 PM »
Arrrrggggggggg, so sad to see   :(

if you are paying a body shop who would need to strip the engine bay / to paint and a huge amount of labour  to clean everything then yes it will be an uneconomical repair,

This will depend how much you want to keep the car, then  if you can buy the car back and do a lot of work yourself 
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