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Old 21-02-2012, 19:49   #11 (permalink)
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Looking at the state of the wheel I wouldn't take it anywhere.
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Old 21-02-2012, 19:49   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for your imput guys & girls, gonna have a proper check over sunday, I'm hoping the chasis isnt twisted, the bracket that hold's the bonnet gave way and bent i've took that off and got a new hinge and it all sits perfect so i dont really know just under body inspection i guess hope for the best
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Old 21-02-2012, 19:51   #13 (permalink)
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Looking at the state of the wheel I wouldn't take it anywhere.
Goes without saying; I meant a mobile mechanic, just worded it wrong. Local ones near me charge about 20 quid for just an inspection.
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Don't do that ^^^

I 100% guarantee the rear subframe is bent, it holds the power steering etc, I did exactly that last year in snow it's just a bent subframe 50 and possibly strut, once I changed those my car was back to its old self, when I saw one wheel was shunted back I thought **** but don't fret , I crawled mine to a local garage at 5mph, when i let go of the wheel it violently pulled to the left, I changed the rear subframe and it was sorted, 50 +28 for a wheel, 4 hours with taking time get a Haynes a tackle it yourself

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you cant guarantee anything from pictures. yes its more then likely rear subframe any/or needing a jig, it normally isnt the same again, causing the car to pull to one side or wear tyres unevenly

what i mean when i said strip it and sell it, you can pick up a straight mk1 ZR for around 500 so ECONOMICALLY its not worth repairing


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You cant 100% guarantee anything, every crash is different.

All I will say is that if it IS a twisted chassis, buy another one, it's not worth the repairs.
^this, must have done a fair bit of damage if it took a chunk out the wheel
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you cant guarantee anything from pictures. yes its more then likely rear subframe any/or needing a jig, it normally isnt the same again, causing the car to pull to one side or wear tyres unevenly

what i mean when i said strip it and sell it, you can pick up a straight mk1 ZR for around 500 so ECONOMICALLY its not worth repairing




^this, must have done a fair bit of damage if it took a chunk out the wheel
fair comment, but they are not hard cars to work with, plus he knows the history of this one, i.e how many owners, head gasket changed, i fully understand your point of view but from past experience it shouldn't be that hard to fix, but a mechanic will be able to tell of the damage

keep us updated bud, and i hope shes not too bent

EDIT: try bending the bonnet brackets back into line, if it sits straight again then chances are and i mean chances are it isnt bent chassis wise, check the chassis legs and anything visually that looks off replace, with scrapyard goodies a few bits and bobs you could be lucky with repairing that on 100 to 120

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Goes without saying; I meant a mobile mechanic, just worded it wrong. Local ones near me charge about 20 quid for just an inspection.
+1 try and get it trailered to prevent further damage
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Old 22-02-2012, 08:42   #17 (permalink)
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A rough check to see if the chassis is twisted is to measure corner to corner diagonally on the wing bolts. So that's bottom left wing bolt to top right wing bolt and vice versa. Both readings should be the same. It's not very accurate but will give you a rough idea.
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Just to let you guys/girls know, had the car on ramps today,
chassis / subframes have no damage, all level.
anti roll bar was 25mm out , drop links slitely bent came of the hoses,
wish bones look in tact but replacing them anyway to be safe,
along with new bushes ect, put 2 new bonnet brackets on today and all sits perfect,
so with abit of luck should be back on the road monday,
Total costs 250 inc Rim with tyre with abit of digging
will take a pic once sorted, thanks for all the feedback much appreciated
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Very luck mate but good job glad its sorted no mOre kurb hitting ok
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Great news! good to hear... these cars replaceable frame bits are made of butter!
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