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Oi Hedges, give us the story here!

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Just spotted this photo of the nice blue estate with big new dents in it!
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Ah. Yes. I did post a brief explanation here, but that possibly deserved its own thread outside of the parts bin!

Basically, I was happily trundling along when someone decided that he'd pull out of a side turning without looking. The car will be fine - the structure is straight (Rutherford certified) so it just wants a pair of doors. The bloke stopped and left his details, and WILL pay.

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stuart_hedges wrote:and WILL pay.
Is that in money, or punishment via a large fist? :wink:

Good to see you back and a shame to hear about the damage. At least you (and Grandma) are unhurt and it's not too bad a repair. There are a couple of new doors on eBay, but will need spraying and all the bits swapping over. Plus they are ~£50 each!
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£70 for a pair of decent Olympic Blue driver's side doors anyone? :wink: :D
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Philip Chidlow wrote:£70 for a pair of decent Olympic Blue driver's side doors anyone? :wink: :D
I'm heading east on Friday anyway, so I've arranged to have a look then! With a bit of luck they will have faded at the same rate as my car and will look right.

The first sprayer I got a quote from said, "That's a tidy car - there's no reason for it to be two different colours. We'll do a proper blending job." He was quite right.

The other problem is the trims - fingers crossed the doors at Edwards will have the right ones, or I'll have to source some more. They are single-use only apparently, as pulling them off a car ruins them.

Graeme, did you look at my map on Flickr? Useful feature - I've placed the photos exactly where it happened :)

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Stuart, would you do me a favour please matey. Ask if they happen to have the bumpers to match (hatchback type) and if there in good Nick.
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Stuart, I've sent a PM. We should meet up on Friday, I think.
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