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hi all,

what a crappy day, was coming home from work and pretty tired, driving in my old Merc (1966 W110), about half way home my eye noticed that the cars infront of me were not moving any more, i hit the brakes hard and swerved to the left as much as i could in the time i had (i was driving at 70km/h). I skidded some metres (i will photo the skid tomorrow) and crunch into the back of a Ford 4x4.

I got out of my car and other cars had stopped, one guy approached me (from the car infront of the car I hit) and I just yelled F*** and then apologised, I was in shock and annoyed at myself for letting this happen

we drove to my local indie (my neighbor) and filled out the crappy insurance forms, the indie told me I\ll most likely not get the car repaired by my insurance company as its old, rusty and not worth it to them, but I will claim anyway as I have to get his car fixed....

here's some photos, and I'm so fed up as I love this old car.....
 

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What a shame Niall, but these things happen, at least this is not too bad for your car as it missed the bumper, and an easy repair
 

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Gutted, shame there's not more damage on the (FORD) yuck
 
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it was lucky the bumper was missed at that would cost 10.000kr new, but i dont want new !!! the metal in the old side wing is sooooooooo thick !!! 42 years old and so little rust :( now its wrecked

but the biggest bummer of all is the side that got wacked (my right side) as it was the original front wing and the front left wing is currently fiberglass whilst I get the rust sorted out on the left wing.....

plus the bonnet is dented ...

sucks...
 

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It can happen to the best of us. The main thing is both yourself and the other driver were able to walk away unharmed.
 
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yeah you are right, no injuries at all so that was good but still very very crappy :( i'll update you all when the insurance company gets in touch....
 
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Sorry to hear your bad news and i hope that you can get your super looking car back up and running again soon.

All the best,
 

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I just yelled F*** and then apologized

So, you blasphemed in English? :Oops:

Don't the locals have a rich enough vocabulary to cover these eventualities? :rolleyes:

We look forward to seeing pics of the repair - there may be a silver lining in that it might give the chance to sort any adjacent issues en passant?
 

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So, you blasphemed in English? :Oops:

Don't the locals have a rich enough vocabulary to cover these eventualities? :rolleyes:

We look forward to seeing pics of the repair - there may be a silver lining in that it might give the chance to sort any adjacent issues en passant?

I could put up all of the local words in use, but no one would understand them
 

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sorry to hear your news, glad you are ok
 

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Bad Luck---I had very similar damage years ago on my prized and rare 2002turbo!!-- but dont despair after the initail shock and anger I did source the parts and eventually fix it.
 

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Bad Luck---I had very similar damage years ago on my prized and rare 2002turbo!!-- but dont despair after the initail shock and anger I did source the parts and eventually fix it.

Yes I have been there also in my 2.0S Ford Cortina Mk4, I feelyour pain!!!


(teddycatkin, OMG BMW 2002Turbo Wow, havent seen one of those for years!)
 
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Bad luck Niall,
hope you haven't writen off the ford? A good panel beater should straighten the bonnet at least for you.
 

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Unlucky Anyweb - and the ford owner's going to love you even more after putting his reg # on the net - oh f**k

Did you notice the tax disc on the rear number plate (pic 5), it expires at the end of this month, so he has saved some money thanks to Niall
 

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Sorry to hear your news Niall, I hope you get it fixed soon.
 

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Sad news but glad you and the other driver are not hurt. Good luck with the repairs.
 
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Awwh, that's unlucky Niall.

At least you weren't seriously hurt. Mend her and carry on the love affair.

Best regards, John (aka: DoverSole)
 


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