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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #30 on: 21 August 2012, 01:46 AM »
They are in Ophirton, south of Johannesburg.  Nice work, but expensive...

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #31 on: 21 August 2012, 04:13 AM »
Yeah a little far for me to take mine!!!  LOL!   ;D
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #32 on: 12 September 2012, 02:05 AM »
So I'm $2500 lighter, but they repaired the accident damage, straightened the waves out of the bonnet, and eliminated that lock hole near the filler cap.  The work is outstanding, and the colour match is absolutely 100%. 












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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #33 on: 12 September 2012, 02:34 AM »
That looks magnificent! Good as new. 8) And it's good that you got those few other little jobs done while you were at it, that's making the best of a bad situation. I can understand that you wouldn't be happy at having to spend so much money, but it seems it was money well spent.

Clearly these repairs are the work of a man who is both a gentleman and a scholar. 8)
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #34 on: 12 September 2012, 03:05 AM »
Looks good. I do like the colour. Also, your paint job seems a pretty good price given how much these things can cost.

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #35 on: 12 September 2012, 03:19 AM »
By South African standards, that price would be considered the top end of the market for a scope of work like this.  But I'm really happy fo have done the job properly. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #36 on: 12 September 2012, 03:33 AM »
Very, very nice indeed.  Just like a new one!  I can't wait to see her back together
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #37 on: 12 September 2012, 03:50 AM »
Loookin' goooood  8)
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #38 on: 12 September 2012, 05:25 AM »
That's top workmanship, I bet you are satisfied with that. 8)

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #39 on: 13 September 2012, 06:08 AM »
holy cow!

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #40 on: 14 September 2012, 01:47 AM »

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #41 on: 20 October 2012, 11:13 AM »
Car got caught in hail today.  THe suff was midway between golf-ball and tennis-ball size.  The 350SE looks like someone was jumping on it.  It needs a complete respray with multiple panel replacements. 

I'm beyond gutted.  Sorry, no chance of photos, I can't bear to look at it. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #42 on: 20 October 2012, 11:45 AM »
F___! I'm sorry about that my friend. I really feel for you.

We had some terrible storms here today as well.
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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #43 on: 20 October 2012, 01:00 PM »
Oh, and it needs a new windscreen, and a lot of the brightwork is bent too.

BTW, the engineless ivory 350 with green interior, I think, just became a parts car, as it copped the hail pretty bad too. 

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Re: 350SE takes a knock
« Reply #44 on: 20 October 2012, 01:09 PM »
That sounds like a nightmare come true. It's a shame that it happened right after all that money and work was spent. I really hope you can find a way to deal with the loss. Arizona had a bad hail storm in 2005 that wiped out several cars, and I hope it doesn't happen again.
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