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 Post subject: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:15 pm 
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I have an Oct 1999 AU Fairmont Wagon. I had a microsleep on the way from Melbourne to Dubbo at 4am on cruise control (115kmh) and woke offroad! I lived, but the front bumper and passenger side headlight are smashed up, the exhaust got ripped off from the rear resonator? back (and the resonator? was punctured), and I got about 20 small dings, dints and scratches around the body.

So it is time to bring out the wish list and bankcard and get it all done. I just dont have the time to do it all myself.

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Replace the bumper(painted) and passenger headlight, clean up the minor scratches and dints, tint the windows, convert it to pure LPG, fit a new exhaust system with extractors and have the chip performance flashed (for LPG).

Any suggestions on well priced places in Melbourne to get this all done?

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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:11 pm 
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Drowsy drivers die....Lucky for you and your car you both lived.
Sorry mate, Had to say it :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm 
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scared the crap outta me - never drive long stints alone in the desert in the wee hours.
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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:37 pm 
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Isn't it going to work out cheaper and easier to just get a new car?

By the sounds of it you're gunna need to replace most panels and have them re-sprayed to fix all the scratches on the non-dented ones..

Plus if you factor in another bar, lights, an exhaust and the massive amount of time you won't be able to use your car for...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:39 pm 
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So far the car has cost me nothing (purchased it for only $3100!), and it is otherwise in top condition - plus I am kinda attached to it..........

Plus the damage is fairly minor. It goes through zero oil, and easily gets 8l/100km economy on the open road.
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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:22 pm 
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psinet wrote:
So far the car has cost me nothing (purchased it for only $3100!), and it is otherwise in top condition - plus I am kinda attached to it..........

Plus the damage is fairly minor. It goes through zero oil, and easily gets 8l/100km economy on the open road.


Fair enough. When you get attached, that's it!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:49 pm 
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Is the car insured

i f**k up recently like all p platers do and did i little damage but it only need to pay the excess

yay get my car back this week

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 Post subject: Re: Dinged my ride up man.....time to spend cash
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:15 pm 
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No it wasnt - thats why I need to fork out ;(
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