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 Post subject: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:26 pm 
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I hit a roo a few nights back , horrible experience i do hope none of you ever have to go through it :cry:
It caused some damage to my car including:
-front bonnet needs replacing
-front two headlights need replacing as the black parts at the back of the headlights have snapped in some parts
-my front grill has been shattered into small pieces - need to get a new one

i was just wondering is it worth me going to smash repairs and getting them to replace and fix everything ?
or should i purchase AU2 pieces second hand myself and try to install them myself ? if i do this where should i look for parts and what websites should i look at ?
Any advice would be helpful :D thankyou
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 Post subject: Re: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:37 pm 
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Is it only Bonnet, lights and grill that are damaged?

The radiator support is ok?

If it is only the bonnet etc, then these are easily replaced. Bonnet is 4 bolts and bonnet struts. Headlights unbolt easily and are plug and play. Grill is easy. Go to the wreckers and get a bonnet the same colour and you are away.

If that is the only damage you did hitting a roo, then considor yourself lucky.

By the way, how is the roo :shock: .

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 Post subject: Re: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:42 pm 
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Hey and Thankyou !
yes they are the only things that are damaged. The engine and radiator and all that are fine , i know i am quite lucky as i have seen some very major car damage online from roos.
The kanagaroo died at the scene , it was my first accident since getting my licence and it was the worst experience of my life. :(

So are you saying i should just go the smash repairs and get it all fixed ?
thankyou again :D
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 Post subject: Re: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:47 pm 
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actually , the Thick bar along the top of the radiator which has the bonnet latch on it is slightly damaged , it is bent in from impact in certain parts , is this bad ?
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 Post subject: Re: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:28 pm 
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tarnee141 wrote:
Hey and Thankyou !
yes they are the only things that are damaged. The engine and radiator and all that are fine , i know i am quite lucky as i have seen some very major car damage online from roos.
The kanagaroo died at the scene , it was my first accident since getting my licence and it was the worst experience of my life. :(

So are you saying i should just go the smash repairs and get it all fixed ?
thankyou again :D


If just panels, do it yourself.
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 Post subject: Re: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:29 pm 
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tarnee141 wrote:
actually , the Thick bar along the top of the radiator which has the bonnet latch on it is slightly damaged , it is bent in from impact in certain parts , is this bad ?


How badly is it bent?

Post up a pic.
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 Post subject: Re: AU2 ford falcon station wagon hit a roo need advice
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:56 pm 
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here are the images of the front of my car , i think i should get the bar replaced aswell as possibly the bonnet , everything else me and my dad can do i am sure

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thankyou again for your help
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Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:03 pm 
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Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:17 pm 
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tarnee141 wrote:


Not on f**k Book and have no intentions of going there.

Can you post pics please.
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Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:37 pm 
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trust me grumpy

it's faaaarked. infront of latch has been pushed outa shape & there are crease marks to the left & right of radiator :? as marked on pic


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Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:44 pm 
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i have no idea how to post pictures to this forum , thats why i put them on facebook so you could click the link and have a look but doesnt matter , thankyou for the advice im thinking now of buying a wrecking AU2 and replacing the parts with my dad
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Mad2 wrote:
trust me grumpy

it's faaaarked. infront of latch has been pushed outa shape & there are crease marks to the left & right of radiator :? as marked on pic


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I've see alot worse.

Fit the new bonnet and adjust the radiator support to suit.
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