'Tis what I call the silly season!!!

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'Tis what I call the silly season!!!

Post by m_2975 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:09 am

Well Gents,

My poor BX wagon has seen quite a bit this past two weeks.

Last Monday a lady came out of her driveway and drove out in front of me.
There went the bumper, right headlight, bonnet and bumper support.
Her insurance company approved it and it was sheduled to be repaired next week as it was still driveable with no mechanical damage.

Last Saturday my brother was driving the car on a country road (without the bumper that was destroyed and a spare headlight to make it roadworthy) and he hits a classic Australian Wombat. For those who don't know, these thing are big, fat and cylindrical in shape. I'd compare it in diameter to a wheelbarrow tyre. Similar in weight to a tree stump (well sort of!).

This hit the lower crossmember bending it right in and rolled under the car.

Today I drove behind someone and wasn't paying enough attention and smacked it into a newish Mazda in front. Not a good week.

All in all I now have to weld a whole new front on the car. Funnily enough the engine, radiator, cooling fans and guards are untouched!

I have all new genuine parts including bumper support, headlight panel and lower crossmember to fit. I'll post pics of the before and after when it's all done.

I hope that I don't have any bad luck in my mint GTI!!!


Michael
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'89 BX 19TRI Estate 5M
'89 AX GT(With EFI) 2door 5M
In the Family:
'74 SM IE (Fully Restored) 5M
'90 BX 19TRI122 Sedan 4A
'02 Xantia Exclusive Sedan 4AA
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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Post by Kitch » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:05 pm

Should you lot be allowed around cars? :P

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:06 pm

Think it will be cheaper to get a taxi from now!

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Post by docchevron » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:21 pm

Blimey, you're having as much like as I've had in the past.
Defo piccies mate. We like piccies!

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Chris G
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...