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cloverboy145
post 29th March 2011 22:05
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Well thanks to some pikey doing a three point turn on a blind bend on an A road I no longer have a 145!!!!

looks like its f**king totalled!!! rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif rant.gif

I managed to hold onto it for now and got it towed to my dads unit where theirs a body shop next door.

I do have photos but she's not a pretty sight.

though drives and steers and starts first time on the button still.

Doors still fit the body and no distortion of roof and all ok behind bulk head. And windscreen all ok.

Suspension turrets are straight to look at and it still drives.

We shall see what the insurance says in the morning.

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I think it'll take a bit more than a spit and polish though.

I am gutted.

Whats the best way forward fella's?

To look at it needs bonnet 2 wings, rad, bumper, slam panels been pushed into engine bay. All front end lights etc.

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post 29th March 2011 22:22
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fella thats really bad luck, can tell your furious!!!! presume you got the other parties details.......were the police called?? what did the other guy say?? sorry to hear this but chin up, i'm sure it can be repaired.......


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post 29th March 2011 22:29
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T-Cut will do it mate.





















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post 29th March 2011 22:40
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fella thats really bad luck, can tell your furious!!!! presume you got the other parties details.......were the police called?? what did the other guy say?? sorry to hear this but chin up, i'm sure it can be repaired.......



I hit the back of the traffic queue stopped round a blind bend just after a traffic island. I was doing 20mph no more. Nothing I could do but hit the breaks and then a transit connect. which went into a ford kuga. Both were fleet vehicles. The guy I hit was fine until he got out looked at my car, then decided he had a sore neck. The van along with about 10 witnesses all then p**sed off and left us three. I was last man in so will be my fault. van drove off. Police came to direct traffic, nothing else.

Phoned RAC accident management who said that if they needed equipment to move the vehicle they would charge me for the cost. Its a new thing apparently. Offer a service take the monthly premium and then charge you anyway. So they send a transit RAC van after i told them what the damage was. And guess what they needed extra equipment, but don't worry your insurance company will be billed. so Recovery truck comes another two hours later and low loaded her on fine. This guy said no extra charge so fair play to him.

So yeah. I'd just about got her to a good condition where nothing mechanical needed fixing and she was singing like a beauty.

Guess thats the way it goes.

Good news we managed to get them to tow her to my dads lock up where she is firmly out of reach for now. They wanted to send her to an accident management company compound. I'd never have seen her again.



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post 29th March 2011 22:50
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QUOTE(cloverboy145 @ 29th March 2011 23:40) *
I hit the back of the traffic queue stopped round a blind bend just after a traffic island. I was doing 20mph no more. Nothing I could do but hit the breaks and then a transit connect. which went into a ford kuga. Both were fleet vehicles. The guy I hit was fine until he got out looked at my car, then decided he had a sore neck. The van along with about 10 witnesses all then p**sed off and left us three. I was last man in so will be my fault. van drove off. Police came to direct traffic, nothing else.

Phoned RAC accident management who said that if they needed equipment to move the vehicle they would charge me for the cost. Its a new thing apparently. Offer a service take the monthly premium and then charge you anyway. So they send a transit RAC van after i told them what the damage was. And guess what they needed extra equipment, but don't worry your insurance company will be billed. so Recovery truck comes another two hours later and low loaded her on fine. This guy said no extra charge so fair play to him.

So yeah. I'd just about got her to a good condition where nothing mechanical needed fixing and she was singing like a beauty.

Guess thats the way it goes.

Good news we managed to get them to tow her to my dads lock up where she is firmly out of reach for now. They wanted to send her to an accident management company compound. I'd never have seen her again.

what colour is your alfa?
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post 29th March 2011 22:54
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what colour is your alfa?



Rosso red. not one bit of fade either


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post 29th March 2011 22:59
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Rosso red. not one bit of fade either

r.i.p lil alfa maybe ours are in heaven together lol
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post 29th March 2011 23:08
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A little hope link...

yours can't worse than this, Jason got his fixed and back on the road, just read the link (if you haven't seen it before)

yeah, your insurance will take the hit unfortunately last man standing and all that......happened to me on the M27, some f**kwit stopped in the outside lane of the motorway, cause 4 cars all to do emergency stops and little old me (no ABS) skidded into the back of the stopped cars, my insurance paid the lot!!!! really hope you can get it fixed...i am sure there are plenty of people on here who can offer advice, spares etc!!! have a beer and look at it again in the morning


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post 29th March 2011 23:53
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Absolutly gutted for you! She was a minter! I had enough trouble with my small claim so good luck! You will probably need it.

Hope all goes well smile.gif


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post 30th March 2011 06:00
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i have got two rosso wings (phase 1) if they are any use to you? free to collect (Shefford, Beds. probably about an hour and a half from you?) or i can possibly deliver for petrol money, just not sure when i'm next going to be over your way?

drop me a PM if you need them. i've also got a few other bits and pieces from the front end that might be of use to you if required

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post 30th March 2011 06:49
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Well that's made it official! You have to repair her now! Lol


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post 30th March 2011 08:57
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Well that's made it official! You have to repair her now! Lol



Thanks fellas, Mines worse than that, but if its all bolt on stuff and the inner wings are ok its worth doing. Need some time to think of best course of action. Sort out insurance company etc. Se what they say first.

Did you get yours sorted in the end Nath?



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post 30th March 2011 09:16
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QUOTE(cloverboy145 @ 30th March 2011 09:57) *
Thanks fellas, Mines worse than that, but if its all bolt on stuff and the inner wings are ok its worth doing. Need some time to think of best course of action. Sort out insurance company etc. Se what they say first.

Did you get yours sorted in the end Nath?


Update, been told by my dads mate who owns the body shop next door that the chassis legs are all bent in and would need cutting out etc. So may be a no go. no3.gif no3.gif no3.gif


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QUOTE(cloverboy145 @ 30th March 2011 10:16) *
Update, been told by my dads mate who owns the body shop next door that the chassis legs are all bent in and would need cutting out etc. So may be a no go. no3.gif no3.gif no3.gif

Ah s**t dude! Thats a shame... All is not lost though. Vantastic has a decent looking shell you could use if you could get it to Worcester, and Pixxypip and Fish both have cars they want to break, so you could always do a part ex deal, or buy one of their cars and break yours!


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post 30th March 2011 14:00
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QUOTE(Fin @ 30th March 2011 10:52) *
Ah s**t dude! Thats a shame... All is not lost though. Vantastic has a decent looking shell you could use if you could get it to Worcester, and Pixxypip and Fish both have cars they want to break, so you could always do a part ex deal, or buy one of their cars and break yours!



It Gauls me to do it but i'm gonna have to break her fellas. She's got some great parts on her which I'm gonna list in due course. Gonna hold a Bring your own spanners party. Let you know when. She will live on in other 145's. I won't let her become a korean washing machine.


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post 30th March 2011 15:32
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sorry to here that,,,
i do have a few parts in red ie bumpers bonnet wings doors if you do change your mind,,,,
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Gutted for you...sorry to hear that...

as others have said there are a few about, maybe chhose the best and use yours as the donor for the bits you have....
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post 30th March 2011 17:29
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Just heard She's savable fella's smile.gif
This might be on.
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QUOTE(cloverboy145 @ 30th March 2011 18:29) *
Just heard She's savable fella's smile.gif
This might be on



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QUOTE(cloverboy145 @ 30th March 2011 14:29) *
Just heard She's savable fella's smile.gif
This might be on.
Sorting something with Pooley


Man as i read your story i got very sad, have a rosso red 145 as well, don't know how i would feel if i crashed it (except if it happened on a track day whistle.gif , normal)

Very happy to know there's a light at the end of tunnel for your 145! Hope it as goes well!


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