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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #15 on: 06 July 2012, 04:37 AM »
What a sad sight, as you say one of the risks involved in daily driving but that was such a lovely car, hope it all comes back together ok.
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #16 on: 06 July 2012, 07:31 AM »
My sympathies also, keep us informed on the repair progress.
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #17 on: 07 July 2012, 01:55 AM »
Wow i gotta move to south africa, 2k wouldnt even cover a key scratch here  8)
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #18 on: 12 July 2012, 06:33 PM »
Oh no! I liked that car. I wish you success in repairing it. It's a good thing you weren't in a flimsy car, looking at the location of impact.
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #19 on: 16 July 2012, 01:43 AM »
Damaged sill stripped and etch primed:



Dented A-pillar :



and resulting misalignment of front door :




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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #20 on: 16 July 2012, 01:44 AM »
Delivered to Goldstar :






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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #21 on: 27 July 2012, 06:08 AM »
Progress meeting :

A-pillar pulled into alignment :



About to start pulling the sill :


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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #22 on: 27 July 2012, 09:32 AM »
Nice progress indeed, great stuff. 8)

By the look of things, damage was superficial.

I look forward to the resulting awesomeness. :)

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #23 on: 27 July 2012, 12:35 PM »
The chassis guy did complain that the A-pillar was, in his words, very hard metal, and although it hadn't deflected much, a lot of force was required to being it back into alignment. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #24 on: 31 July 2012, 01:13 AM »
Progress meeting this morning :

A pillar required twisting to reverse the accident damage before the panels could be aligned.  Alignment is now spot-on with perfect panel gaps :







The replacement front door came from the ex-fire-damaged 280S, and had a nasty dent near the top where rooftiles had fallen on it.  I elected to use this door despite the dent, because it was rust free.  The panel bloke has straightened it perfectly :




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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #25 on: 31 July 2012, 01:24 AM »
Excellent,

It's looking nice and straight indeed.

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #26 on: 31 July 2012, 01:30 AM »
The car has one of those key-locks mounted in the body near the fuel filler from a vintage early 80's alarm system.  Clearly this is the time to deal with that, so I 've OK'd welding the hole up, and painting the whole side of the car.  I fear that the final bill is now nearer $3k than $2k.  Hmmm. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #27 on: 31 July 2012, 03:36 PM »
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #28 on: 20 August 2012, 12:41 AM »
Last pre-paint inspection at Goldstar this morning :

An old alarm-key-lock near the fuel filler was eliminated and welded :



Ripples in rear door elimintated by pinning, no fillers used :



Replacement front door, getting prepped for colour change inside :
The dents were eliminated by pinning and a thin lead wipe :



Frame and sill pulled out :



Bonnet was stripped to metal, and the waves pinned out.  No filler, no lead. 


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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #29 on: 20 August 2012, 10:28 PM »
Where's Gold Star???  Looks like they do some nice work....
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