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 Post subject: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:58 pm 
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just picked up a really mint manaul elxr6 but its had a knock on the front left.car still drives straight as but most damage is to bonnet,gaurd and radiator support has been pushed in..my question is how hard is it to change the support panel?is it just bolted in or welded? and do i need a xr one?? or does it use the same support as a regular el????i havent pulled it appart yet but car is mint and want to put it back on the road.but if its too much work i will most likely part it out :( any tips from someone who has changed one would be appreciated.

 

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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:12 pm 
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the rad support is spot welded in.. and is the same support as gli ect...
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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:13 pm 
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just picked up a really mint manaul elxr6 but its had a knock on the front left.car still drives straight as but most damage is to bonnet,gaurd and radiator support has been pushed in..my question is how hard is it to change the support panel?is it just bolted in or welded? and do i need a xr one?? or does it use the same support as a regular el????i havent pulled it appart yet but car is mint and want to put it back on the road.but if its too much work i will most likely part it out :( any tips from someone who has changed one would be appreciated.


Radiator support, as far as I know, are the same on all models (bar utes me think) and are welded on. Can be cut and re-welded...not sure if a certificate is required to prove workmanship though.

Bonnet and guard should be able to be found at wreckers or ebay.

 

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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:22 pm 
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cheers guys i guess im shopping for a support panel bonnet and gaurd. i would like to have a go at fixing it and i can weld half decent too just never fixed a smashed car,but this car is too bloody clean to wreck it

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:32 pm 
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I have guards and a radiator support panel here that can be cut off.
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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:40 pm 
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There's plenty of welds that weld them on. Drill them out, starting with a small bit, drilling pilot holes. Then go around with a bigger bit to finish the holes off. Then you can remove the rad support & fit another.

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:21 pm 
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G'day 1 strongly recommend getting a genuine one, I made the mistake of going aftermarket, and regretted it massively.

secondly trade tools etc. sell spot weld removers, there a little drill bit, that just cuts around the spot weld, leaves you something to weld to.
center punch, then drill, quicker, cleaner. IMO
What state are you in, remember if it's on the books, you have to allow for the wovi inspection, e.g. in QLD it's $450

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:06 pm 
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Good idea on the special drill bit OZBMX. I might look into one for a project I need to undertake soon. Sounds easier than piss f@rt around like I did with std drill bits.

As for the WOVR, in vic, if the car is over 15 years old, no need to worry as Vic roads has advised they are not requiring the inspection process to be done for car's over 15yo. No idea if that's the same in NSW.

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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:19 pm 
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It's 10 years here where there is no need to take it in for an RTA inspection. But you still need a blue slip with an check by the inspector to sign off the repairs match the damage report at the RTA. It's a bit of a process but you basically have to prove where the parts came from for the repairs and that those repairs match the report. Plus your typical blue/pink slip inspection stuff.


Sounds a bit like here. Just do the repairs, take some pics along the way. Keep receipts for parts, get a road worthy certificate & rock up for rego. Show pics, show road worthy. Vic roads check the numbers & issue you with rego & plates.

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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:26 pm 
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I'm in nsw and the car isn't on a damaged vehicle register! Wasn't even a insurance claim.guy just wanted it gone after he smashed it.I've pulled the front right off the car today and the only damage it has is radiator support above headlight and inner gaurd beside airbox.doesn't look that bad,so I might just cut out the corner not the whole support panel as it's still ok apart from the corner.

 

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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:14 pm 
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couple of pics of the xr im fixing up..cars too clean to wreck so have to save this beauty
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 Post subject: Re: (help needed) bought a damaged elxr6
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:36 pm 
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Looks good aside the accident damage. Looks like it's worth fixing up. I've got a EB Xr8 in similar condition atm.

Spoke with Total tools today about a drill bit for spot welds. About $56 for the bits needed to make a quick job of spot welds. I'm picking one up on pay day.

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:25 pm 
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what the f**k!!!!!
$56
shop around I didn't but trade tools had a few betwen 10-20 dollars, I went the $18 one I think, could've done with a second but basically just made it through the job.
could be a better design for $56 but look into it as the supposedly better quality one I got was $18-20
It was over a year ago, but it was the sort of money your talking.

f**k easy enough fix.
check it out may be easier to just pull and panel beat depending on the your welding skills, hard to say for sure though.

Also I have a headlight assembly if you need one still.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:32 pm 
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That was for a bit, and some extra cutters, bit alone was about $25 iirc.

There's only really 2 places to get tools down my way, so not much shopping around to be done, not worth driving 30mins to get it $10 or even $15 cheaper. Petrol & time is worth more than that!

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