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Discussion in 'General' started by The1985divo, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. The1985divo

    The1985divo Active Member

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    Hi guys, havent started a thread in a while, unfort its not on alighter note, My Baby was smashed into tonight, anyone know roughly how much it would cost??

    Going to panel beaters tomorrow for some quotes :/ :ranting:
     

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    I'd like to know the price also, my car is damaged similar to that, in the exact same spot :(
     
  3. 1991_Vn2nV

    1991_Vn2nV New Member

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    No 3rd party fire and theft insurance?
     
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    approx 1000
     
  5. VL Berlina 5speed

    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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    1000>1250 almost written off,:bang:
     
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    The rear quarter could possibly be fixed and probably a new rear bar. You'd better pray the rails haven't been damaged..

    I reckon you could get it done for $1000.. But you might need a new rear quarter..

    Offer cash prices. And get at least 5 different quotes if you don't know much about smash repairs...
     
  7. Andre's SS

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    Ya can get it done dodgy where they just beat it out as straight as possible

    THen Bog up the rest. Id not advise that way if you love ya car thou!
     
  8. yZoH

    yZoH //There Ain't No Rest For The Wicked...

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    about $1350, An they will replace the whole back right beaver panel....

    Cheers
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  9. Reaper

    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    The best solution is to find an old school panel beater who can beat the thing straight and then use a minimal amount of filler to finish the job. I would go for that every time over welding in a new 1/4 as the joints are never as good as factory joins.

    I can't tell from those photos if that 1/4 is repairable though.

    Reaper
     
  10. The1985divo

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    thanks guys, i got quite a few quotes done, ranging from 1200 to 2500, so not so bad, if i claimed it on insurace it would be no point as my excess is 900 (tell me why we have insurance:????)
    sum places wanted to replace the panel and most said it was fixable, i dont really want it replaced as said above joins not as good

    but awe well will get her in next week and fix *pout*
     
  11. BoostinJet

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    I use to work at hopkins street panels an a job like that would be rougly around the 1200$ mark. It shouldn't be to hard to fix, but i wouldn't suggest you take the advice to get a dodgy panel beater to fix it will a hammer an bog, I've seen it done, Doesn't look right from the start, an just ****s up within months getting it done.
     
  12. vlv8vic

    vlv8vic <---Brad Quaid = internet stalker

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    if they hit you then it isnt coming out of your pocket anyway. in the case it was a hit and run then why wouldnt you fork out the $900 excess? its still significantly less than your minimum quote, and if it were a carpark hit then you would file it as a no fault claim and it shouldnt affect your rating (though you still have to pay the $900).
    check your company, if they will do it as a no fault claim then put it through, if tehy wont, make sure they are very clear on how it will affect your rating and future excess, but i dare say youll still be better off claiming than not claiming.
     
  13. Garth

    Garth Your guess is as good as mine...... Staff Member

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    at what cost do they write of cars these day's
     
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    vlv8vic <---Brad Quaid = internet stalker

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    if the repair exceeds 70% the cars redbook value i believe.

    in which case it would be a close call... if that was case best not to claim, didnt think of that.
     
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    If you have your car insured for a set value, its only a write off if the damage is worth as much or more than the agreed insurance value.
     
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    **** i wish that was the case with the girlfriends camry. she wasnt given a choice. (racv). car valued at about 9k and did just under 7k damage, written-off without question. damn good car it was.
     
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    Ah that sucks. My insurance on my old VL was through SGIC and they did it on agreed value which was $3,400...
    They told me to get a quote from 3 different repairers and they said unfortunately if it was over $3400 it would be a write off.... Damage was assessed at $6,500+ lol... So it was a write off anyway :cry:
     
  18. The1985divo

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    hey guys just another question....

    If a jobs done properly you cant tell that the car has been fixed up right? i mean with bog and stuff??

    or would i be better of getting a new panel put in?
     
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    new panel would be generally be better. it depends on what can be done though and how good of a job they plan on doing. bog job would certainly be easier and cheaper.
     
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    for a car to become written off the damage has to be over half the value of the car to be classed as written off,
    so for a avg vn/vp, worth $2500 only $1250 worth off damage is needed to be classed as written off,
     

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