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dazmm

69 posts

167 months

Monday 9th April
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Think it might need more than a bit of T-Cut to sort this out..
Shunted by a van swerving to avoid heavy traffic on the near side lane, who swerved across all three lanes hitting me at an angle on the rear passenger quarter whilst I was stationary, shunting me into the crash barrier.

Could have cried when I saw the police man dragging my bonnet across the tarmac scratching the paintwork on it... laughlaughlaughlaugh:

Edited by dazmm on Monday 9th April 11:12

QBee

15,624 posts

72 months

Monday 9th April
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How is your passenger today?

And I am sure it has been said by others, but take your time over the claim and make absolutely sure neither of you has any ongoing injuries before signing off the claim.
My daughter dislocated her shoulder in an accident 13 years ago, other party's fault. She settled at £7,000 within three months. She still has regular dislocations of her shoulder even now, and cannot hold down a job.

Edited by QBee on Monday 9th April 11:40

feef

3,486 posts

111 months

Monday 9th April
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dazmm][url said:
|https://thumbsnap.com/mGiMEE6N[
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Think it might need more than a bit of T-Cut to sort this out..
Shunted by a van swerving to avoid heavy traffic on the near side lane, who swerved across all three lanes hitting me at an angle on the rear passenger quarter whilst I was stationary, shunting me into the crash barrier.

Could have cried when I saw the police man dragging my bonnet across the tarmac scratching the paintwork on it... laughlaughlaughlaugh:

Edited by dazmm on Monday 9th April 11:12
I was Northbound on the M11, and passed not long after it happened. Glad to hear you're both okay.

v8s4me

5,971 posts

147 months

Monday 9th April
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That's a sad sight. But the good news is you and your passenger walked away from it.

As bad as it looks, if the chassis is straight there's a project there for someone to save it.

butch890

159 posts

33 months

Monday 9th April
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dazmm][url said:
|https://thumbsnap.com/mGiMEE6N[
/url][url]|https://thumbsnap.com/OQ1BxaAm[
/url]

Think it might need more than a bit of T-Cut to sort this out..
Shunted by a van swerving to avoid heavy traffic on the near side lane, who swerved across all three lanes hitting me at an angle on the rear passenger quarter whilst I was stationary, shunting me into the crash barrier.

Could have cried when I saw the police man dragging my bonnet across the tarmac scratching the paintwork on it... laughlaughlaughlaugh:

Edited by dazmm on Monday 9th April 11:12
Glen will have that repaired "Up to paint Stage" for £199!!!!

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pb450

1,000 posts

88 months

Monday 9th April
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dazmm said:
Think it might need more than a bit of T-Cut to sort this out..
Shunted by a van swerving to avoid heavy traffic on the near side lane, who swerved across all three lanes hitting me at an angle on the rear passenger quarter whilst I was stationary, shunting me into the crash barrier.
Oucheroo!!! yikes As said, glad to hear you were all ok.That really is the main thing.

Stationary too! That's just too awful for words, wrong place, wrong time, etc. I assume that's not the numpty's white van behind you, as it looks too stright? I hope the driver is taken to the cleaners for undue care and attention, plus whatever else they can throw at him. Don't suppose he had a phone in his hand at the time?

Also as said, if the rest is straight there's some serious bonding to be done. (Plus the extra road rash on the bonnet!) Now's the time if you fancied a colour change. Good luck with the outcome. coffee

jwigglesworth

378 posts

66 months

Monday 9th April
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feef said:
dazmm][url said:
|https://thumbsnap.com/mGiMEE6N[
/url][url]|https://thumbsnap.com/OQ1BxaAm[
/url]

Think it might need more than a bit of T-Cut to sort this out..
Shunted by a van swerving to avoid heavy traffic on the near side lane, who swerved across all three lanes hitting me at an angle on the rear passenger quarter whilst I was stationary, shunting me into the crash barrier.

Could have cried when I saw the police man dragging my bonnet across the tarmac scratching the paintwork on it... laughlaughlaughlaugh:

Edited by dazmm on Monday 9th April 11:12
I was Northbound on the M11, and passed not long after it happened. Glad to hear you're both okay.
Likewise was Northbound not long after the event & very pleased to hear all ok as it looked really nasty from the brief look I got. Not 5 minutes later some twonk in a Toyota Verso Taxi decided to pull out into where I would have been if daughter hadn't seen him & screamed loudly. Slammed the brakes on & instinctively took avoiding action & very lucky for everybody there was no traffic in the outside lane so got away unscathed apart from minor discolouration to boxer shorts yikes Also very glad I wasn't in the TVR as would definitely have smacked into him.

pb450

1,000 posts

88 months

Monday 9th April
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Yikes x 2! yikesyikes Just realised, we met last year at the Darling Buds car show. I was in the blue Chimaera next to you. Good luck with the claim Darren, hope you're back in a TVR (maybe this one) soon. Keep us posted. ears

zombeh

569 posts

115 months

Monday 9th April
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Glad to hear you're ok.

It's hard to guess from the photos how bad it is underneath but the fibreglass seems to have done its job very well and turned a lot of the energy into a broken mess of plastic. If the chassis is still straight then that's way more fixable than a metal car would be.

BillC99

345 posts

88 months

Monday 9th April
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Hi, Sorry to see your damage.

I have an S2 body and doors (No bonnet or bootlid) if you can fit it to a V8 chassis?

tileart

61 posts

3 months

Monday 9th April
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Amazed and relieved that you stepped out of that, someone was watching over you.

With my limited knowledge of fibreglass, and joking apart, surely even the most skilled craftspersons can't just bond the bits back together, although the knowledge on how to repair must still be out there, recalling e.g. the regular re-kitting that occurred during the Tuscan Challenge series races that Peter Wheeler championed. Or does that fall into the "beyond economic/practical repair" category ? And what became of all the older body moulds that used to hang around at the factory, then went to David Geralds I believe ?

AndrewS2

327 posts

92 months

Monday 9th April
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Ouch, really sorry to see this as well. Hope some oik didn't knick the rest of your petrol like the dodgy looking guy next to Joe's damaged car.... wink

Hope you get sorted and replaced quickly and glad you're both OK, as others have said, that's the main thing!

v8s4me said:
dazmm said:
Hi Guys.
Thanks for your thoughts... I can confirm it was me and my Blue V8S ....
Great to hear you're OK. Is the car really beyond repair? This was mine after a loosing it in similar weather conditions a few years back.



Looks bad doesn't it? Luckily the chassis/steering wasn't damaged and the bonnet took most of the impact so it was all cosmetic (bloody expensive cosmetics though!). Anyway It wasn't written off, so no 'Cat C' and it was on the Timeline yesterday. "What man has made man can make again" (*).

Obviously it depends on how much damage the car sustained but PM me if you want to know how I did it.

Good luck thumbup

(*) the spot light pods off my old bonnet are now part of someone else's S3 bonnet and, as you can see, the petrol was recycled pretty quickly. 'S' owners don't miss an opportunity to recycle thumbup

SonicHedgeHog

1,823 posts

110 months

Monday 9th April
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Glad you’re both ok.

Now, don’t let the insurance company write it off. They’re just trying to save money and the last thing the world needs is another CAT TVR. If you get them to fix it you’ll have a beautiful car with all new panels and paint. Better than it was before. In fact I reckon by getting it fixed it’ll be worth more than they’d give you in cash to write it off. Think of it as an exciting project.

Niiige

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619 posts

97 months

Monday 9th April
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Glad you are okay - but wow - must have been a terrible experience. And I could cry for you, they sure are some shocking images.

I hope it doesn’t get written off and can be repaired.

Keeps us all informed.

phillpot

13,772 posts

111 months

Monday 9th April
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Good to hear you are both okay, sure looks nasty!


v8s4me said:
the spot light pods off my old bonnet are now part of someone else's S3 bonnet
................. whistle


Andy Lynch

428 posts

90 months

Monday 9th April
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Glad you’re both OK. I owned that car a few years ago and spotted it at Burghley yesterday. We have fond memories of it - hopefully it can be repaired and back on the road in the future.

tinks v8S

2,143 posts

136 months

Monday 9th April
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So sorry to hear but glad all driver& passengers ok


Edited by tinks v8S on Monday 9th April 22:30

Scoobimax

1,868 posts

129 months

Monday 9th April
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Just to echo all the other comments that it's good to see you both got out unscathed.

I think you bought that at the same time I bought mine a couple of years ago, and strangely mine is one of the rare catted version as per Richard's comment.

Would be good to repair if the chassis is not damaged or not too damaged.

Max


markbigears

1,771 posts

197 months

Thursday 12th April
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Darren, just seen this, feel your pain mate. Good luck either getting the car back or moving on to something new. Glad all ok, Mark

dazmm

69 posts

167 months

Thursday 12th April
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Cheers guys, once again the Brotherhood of the TVR world rallies together to offer support.
On top of that the three witnesses who stopped to assist, proves there's a lot of good natured people out there, which gets over shadowed by the negativity splashed around the media.

Just need the Insurance company to push the decision through so I know where I stand, in the meantime, empty garage, means a spring clean and repaint the floor.