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Old 22.10.2017, 18:07
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OMG that is bad damage. No wonder you were climbing up the walls. Anyone would be. Is damage caused by a drunk family member even insured? Not to mention the damage caused to the neighbours cars?
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Old 22.10.2017, 18:27
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Hmmmm try getting the front and rear bumper from ebay, there are a LOT of them... as for the doors, that i guess you can also try to get them on ebay but will be expensive anyways, since door have electronics and some even airbags

Try, giving a look doesnt hurt... try the one from ebay.de and ebay.co.uk
I could do a new bumper myself but two right doors and trunk are gonna be a bit tricky part.

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Is that including the subframe and since the crash? Just asking because the rear end reminds me of the damage to my BWM 318i, which had to be scrapped as an insurance 'uneconomical repair' because the floor had split along the full length. I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen it up on the ramp myself. Mind you, that was caused by being hit from behind at 40mph whilst my car was stationary with the hand brake on.
We should look at the car under ramp then.

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How important is the look of a car to you?
Scrap yard?
Have your son varnish the parts which don't have the right colour.
That should keep him busy for a while (I did two doors once and I would never do it again )

Actually I think that would be a fair deal between you and your son. You might even help him a bit = bonding.
Sorry, you were taking the attention off the "feeling-bit".
Look not so important except it might make an impression on other drivers that I’m a dangerous road-hog. I see already other cars on highway keep distance a mile away from my vehicle looking uncertain.

Forget about bonding and patching. Too many indents plus silver metallic spray work needs to be done in workshop.

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OMG that is bad damage. No wonder you were climbing up the walls. Anyone would be. Is damage caused by a drunk family member even insured? Not to mention the damage caused to the neighbours cars?
At least now you understand.

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Old 22.10.2017, 18:39
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Look not so important except it might make an impression of other drivers that Im a dangerous road-hog. I see already other cars on highway keep distance a mile away from my vehicle looking uncertain.
That's good, no? I suffered from a whiplash for 20 years ... I go smash my car now that you told me how to keep them away

(As long as you keep the AG number plate, people will not be too surprised though, ROFL).

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Forget about bonding and patching. Too many indents plus silver metallic spray work needs to be done in workshop.
The idea was to get parts without indents from the scrap yard
True, metallic is a bitch.
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Old 22.10.2017, 18:44
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That's good, no? I suffered from a whiplash for 20 years ... I go smash my car now that you told me how to keep them away

(As long as you keep the AG number plate, people will not be too surprised though, ROFL).


The idea was to get parts without indents from the scrap yard
True, metallic is a bitch.
Well, I can certainly try to bond with my son but surely not gonna keep on trying to bond the broken parts.
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Re: Incident during our absence

When we were kids, my brother and I used to build "houses" out of the books in the book-cabinet. And forts.

We weren't "cool", so we didn't throw parties.

A class-mate had sort of a flat for himself in his parents' house and used to throw parties there. Until one got a bit too big and his parents probably made it pretty clear that they didn't want the parties to get out of control or else...

This thing will be very, very expensive.
Both in terms of money, but also time.
He probably won't be able to get a driving license for some time - which makes it really difficult to get a lot of jobs (anything that requires shift-work or is at a somewhat non-central location or just might require the slightest bit of driving at some point).
It's one thing to elect not to own a car - but it's a completely different thing not being allowed to drive one.
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Old 22.10.2017, 19:32
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Anyway, behavioral and upbringing topic aside... Herewith is the extent of damage I need to deal with. Car is in perfect driving condition mechanically (checked by BMW garage). Any ideas in terms of:

Repair and keep the car
Scrap it and get a new one
Sell it for nominal value its worth now
Any other idea please as Im lost here

At least now it belongs to Insurance section of the EF

This should keep family emotions aside for a moment and focus more onto practical aspects.
Not much of that is going to polish out.

The car is scrap. Doors, bumper, and paint would be doable, if he'd already started an apprenticeship as a Spengler 3 years ago, but that crease in the sill is bad news. That kind of force tends to open up the seam to the floorpan - to do it right you'd have to cut the sill out, remove the whole interior, blast the edge of the pan inner and outer, weld a new sill in, reseal the seam, re paint the blasted bits, and rustproof the inside of the sill. (That's presuming that the suspension geometry hasn't been shifted out of adjustment range.)

Look on the bright side, you can now park wherever you want, and not lose a moment's worry about door dings because:

a) you wouldn't notice them.
b) nobody will park next to you, because you obviously don't car about damaged bodywork.

If the BMW garage says it's safe to drive then you're ok, but you won't pass MFK with that kind of damage.
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Old 22.10.2017, 19:54
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If the BMW garage says it's safe to drive then you're ok, but you won't pass MFK with that kind of damage.
With exposed sharp edges on the rear bumper? I'm not disputing what you're saying because I don't know the Swiss motoring laws, but comparing it to UK law, and I'd be surprised.
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With exposed sharp edges on the rear bumper? I'm not disputing what you're saying because I don't know the Swiss motoring laws, but comparing it to UK law, and I'd be surprised.
Good point. Jacek, have young Ayrton cover the sharp edges and gap up with some silver duck tape. If the plod stops you, you won't be able to say "Holy shit, that must have just happened.", but you will probably be able to say "Yes officer, we're just getting by until the new car my step son has bought me arrives."
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:10
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Re: Incident during our absence

I’m thinking and very tempted to take the car to Eastern Europe and alongside of body repair being 3-4 times cheaper (provided that paid fully by cash or CC), visit a dentist and some relaxing spa thingy while waiting for a car rebuilt to look like new again. Also, a prospect of taking a time off from a mad house (at least for a while) and get some peace of mind as well sounds like a brilliant idea to me. Well deserved holidays.
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:15
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Im thinking and very tempted to take the car to Eastern Europe and alongside of body repair being 3-4 times cheaper (provided that paid fully by cash or CC), visit a dentist and some relaxing spa thingy while waiting for a car to look like new again. Also, a prospect of taking a time off from a mad house (at least for a while) and get some peace of mind as well sounds like a brilliant idea.
That's an option, but it only works out if you've a rough idea of how the work should be done properly, and you're there to watch over them and make sure they're doing it right.

I've seen some incredibly good work done in Cz, but also the most unbelievable bodges.
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:17
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Good point. Jacek, have young Ayrton cover the sharp edges and gap up with some silver duck tape. If the plod stops you, you won't be able to say "Holy shit, that must have just happened.", but you will probably be able to say "Yes officer, we're just getting by until the new car my step son has bought me arrives."
Yes sir. Silver tape matching the body work will be sticked on as suggested. Waiting for a rain to stop to be more adhesive.

Speaking of the devil, should I also use a scrap to have the irritating inhabitants of my household kept shut up?
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:20
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That's an option, but it only works out if you've a rough idea of how the work should be done properly, and you're there to watch over them and make sure they're doing it right.

I've seen some incredibly good work done in Cz, but also the most unbelievable bodges.
Already found a garage, spoken to the owner who asked me to send pictures and I am waiting for a quote plus deadline to put an appointment.

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Old 22.10.2017, 20:23
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Speaking of the devil, should I also use a scrap to have the irritating inhabitants of my household kept shut up?
Cryoanhillate them. Significantly more holding power than duck tape (unless your irritating inhabitants are Ducks).

And... why would you be out there worrying about it? You didn't trash the car.
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:23
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Im thinking and very tempted to take the car to Eastern Europe and alongside of body repair being 3-4 times cheaper (provided that paid fully by cash or CC), visit a dentist and some relaxing spa thingy while waiting for a car rebuilt to look like new again. Also, a prospect of taking a time off from a mad house (at least for a while) and get some peace of mind as well sounds like a brilliant idea to me. Well deserved holidays.
And then pay import tax on parts and VAT on the way back in.....
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:27
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And then pay import tax on parts and VAT on the way back in.....
Sure. Unless, I manage to sell the car over there ASAP.
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:31
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Sure. Unless, I manage to sell the car over there ASAP.
Don't forget to export it first then
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:33
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Don't forget to export it first then
Oh no ... Has anyone stolen my car while abroad?
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:39
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On a serious note though. I got a quote from Waldshut-Tiengen for CHF5k and it is IMHO too much for 325i 143,000km 2006. If I could manage at around 1.5 - 2.5kCHF that would have been potentially worth keeping this car slightly longer.
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:42
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On a serious note though. I got a quote from Waldshut-Tiengen for CHF5k and it is IMHO too
much for 325i 143,000km 2006. If I could manage at around 1.5 - 2.5kCHF that would have been potentially worth keeping this car slightly longer.
That's okay then, if you sell for less than 10K Euro.
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Old 22.10.2017, 20:53
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That's okay then, if you sell for less than 10K Euro.
Are you a woman or a man in real life - Curley ... ?

In any event, I need you as my actuary to remind me what I’m still selling in shock.
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