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s class

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350SE takes a knock
« on: 04 July 2012, 11:18 AM »
Pissed off doesn't even begin to describe my mood.  Was the VW's fault entirely. 





My side is sore, but more seriously, the 350's A-pillar and sill have moved inwards.  This is not good at all.  I'm really upset. 

The other guy pulled off from a stop street and just drove into me as I passed through, having right of way. 

Driving classics daily is all cool and all that, but these road hazards are real and one has to accept it.     >:(

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2012, 02:16 PM »
Hi S-Class

That's a real pity, as your 350 is a special car.  Lets hope you and her can be mended.

Keep us posted and good luck.

Gavin

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #2 on: 04 July 2012, 02:32 PM »
Thanks dude.  Anything can be fixed, its just a question of what the cost will be.  Insurance will probably value the car at a lot less than the cost of the repairs. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #3 on: 04 July 2012, 03:01 PM »
 >:( >:(



Sorry for your trouble.  :( :(


Keep us updated on how things go...

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #4 on: 04 July 2012, 06:50 PM »
A sad state of affairs Ryan
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #5 on: 04 July 2012, 07:07 PM »
This sort of thing is why I had classic car insurance on any of my old cars as it gives me far more options than standard insurance and also means I retain the wreck.

I had this with my old Valiant which in 1970 sold for about $2800.00 new, its insurance value was $5'000.00 and after being hit in the rear the repair bill was $6200.

I got paid out 5k, took the damaged car to a panel shop after id stripped the rear end and sourced bumper, lights, bootlid and trim from my parts stash and got them to pull the wrinkles out and repaint the damaged area and replacement boot lid/trunk lid.

3k later and with me reassembling the back end of the car I was back on the road again.

The 2 year old Commodore that hit me?

All airbags triggered = writeoff and besides the damage my towbar did the front end was a mess.

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #6 on: 04 July 2012, 10:22 PM »
THaks guys.  I have good replacements of all the trim items.  I have a very nice door - I had been saving it for my 280SE (which has rust in the RF door), but it wil now be needed for this car.  I have some fenders, but all have some degree of denting.  Still much better than this one though. 

The A pillar looks OK at its base, its kinked in a bit in the vicinity of the door hinges.  So yes, probably I will end up doing the stripping and reassembly, and leave it to my chassis guy to pull things back into line.

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #7 on: 05 July 2012, 12:48 AM »
Condolensces Ryan.

At least the car that hit you looks like it is likely to be insured and hopefully your hurt and your car's damage is temporary and relatively minor.

Bill

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #8 on: 05 July 2012, 01:44 AM »
My preferred panel beater has agreed to take on the work.  He can start in about 10 days time.  The estimate is in the region of $2000 if I supply the required panels. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #9 on: 05 July 2012, 02:11 AM »
2 grand seems reasonable!

Sounds like a good outcome apart from the inconvenience

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #10 on: 05 July 2012, 04:41 AM »
That's not good news,

Hopefully it can be repaired fairly easily, but I know it will never be original.

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #11 on: 05 July 2012, 06:01 AM »
holy crap,
are you allowed to shoot people in SA?!
damn, but if one man can get this car back to A1 quickly, its yourself (and TJ, but thats two people then!)
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #12 on: 05 July 2012, 08:08 AM »
Wow! Glad your ok, pics show the strength of the w116. You see so many people especially young people these days texting while driving, the roads are more dangerous than ever.
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #13 on: 05 July 2012, 01:18 PM »
Sorry dude that sucks :( At least you ok, got to watch how other people drive.
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #14 on: 06 July 2012, 02:14 AM »
Geez sclass, sad to see.

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