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Red Rock
post 22nd October 2013 07:32
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Driving: 1996 Alfa Romeo 145 boxer
From: Wellington, New Zealand



OK, not exactly carnage, but still pretty devastating to me.

I was driving down a narrow alley way this evening, like I have done many times before. On the left is a big metal skip like bin on wheels, which must have been slightly further out than usual. I clipped it with the passenger wing mirror (which is fine), but this contact must have caused the bin to roll or swing around as the metal corner then dug into the door, scraped down the door and jammed itself in the B pillar.

My '96 boxer was in pretty much pristine and original condition prior to this, so I'm feeling gutted and annoyed with myself.

The wing mirror survived...
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The B pillar is a mess.
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On the face of it, the damage looks to be contained, but as the B Pillar is out of shape, I'm presuming there will be structural concerns and the car could well be a right off??

Has anyone had any experience of damage in this area? Is it repairable at reasonable cost??

Cheers,

Mark.
NZ.
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