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Old 22-07-2012   #16
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Re: woman drove into the back of me

Looks dented to me. Can't tell really from the photo though.
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Re: woman drove into the back of me

does look like there a slight bend in it on that side, im sure they could easy pull it true though, doesnt look too bad
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"call fiat first" who arranged the repair are supposed to make sure they replace bits instead of repairing them, have to see...
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I like how they've chucked all the mucky bits from the back of the car on the boot carpet.
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Re: woman drove into the back of me

Look dented to me also. Needs changing IMO.

Thats a once use only part, so they shouldn't be attempted to bend it back or repair it.
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dude at body shop didn't reply to my email. looks like i am going to have to drive up there tomorrow
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Re: woman drove into the back of me

AFAIK the impact absorption is in the two pillars joining the crash bar to the chassis. The bar across the middle only serves to transfer any single point impact between both energy absorbing structures. E.g. hitting a tree.

I'm not an expert in these things, but if there is no deformation to the two pillars, and the bar is not kinked, then it should be fine to absorb more impacts.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...0bar%20fitting

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Note the kink in the pillar to cause uniform deformation at a set energy level.
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AFAIK the impact absorption is in the two pillars joining the crash bar to the chassis. The bar across the middle only serves to transfer any single point impact between both energy absorbing structures. E.g. hitting a tree.

I'm not an expert in these things, but if there is no deformation to the two pillars, and the bar is not kinked, then it should be fine to absorb more impacts.

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Note the kink in the pillar to cause uniform deformation at a set energy level.
Correct to a point. Ultimatly in the whole grand scheme of things its not going to make the biggest of differences. It's only as its not Daves fault that imo something thats been damaged shouldn't not be replaced.

If I'd revered into something and done that then yep, I probably wouldn't bother, but if someone else hit it then I want it as it was before.
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Hear, hear. Get the daft sod's insurance to pay for every spec of dust they created.

I wouldn't worry either if I'd done it myself.

I suppose the bar getting dented does absorb some energy before the pillars collapse.
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I had someone drive into the back of me Dave, this was 5 years ago. Nothing major it seemed at the time, minor damage to the car. I have had issues ever since that lead to Fibromyalgia and this was impossible to claim for years down the line even with some medical evidence. So if your neck is playing up in any way Dave, I would firstly go see your Doctor and keep a list of everything. Most no win no fee claims don't cost you anything (I have experience of this), sadly I didn't have the Legal Cover (I do now). The only down side to no win no fee is they don't persue it if its hard to claim unless you kick there butts and refuse to accept the initial 2500 offered for the whiplash. Yes I did say 2500 for whiplash Dave. Almost standard offer if they think you might actually be ill to shut you up.
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I had someone drive into the back of me Dave, this was 5 years ago. Nothing major it seemed at the time, minor damage to the car. I have had issues ever since that lead to Fibromyalgia and this was impossible to claim for years down the line even with some medical evidence. So if your neck is playing up in any way Dave, I would firstly go see your Doctor and keep a list of everything. Most no win no fee claims don't cost you anything (I have experience of this), sadly I didn't have the Legal Cover (I do now). The only down side to no win no fee is they don't persue it if its hard to claim unless you kick there butts and refuse to accept the initial 2500 offered for the whiplash. Yes I did say 2500 for whiplash Dave. Almost standard offer if they think you might actually be ill to shut you up.
Standard offer starts at about 1000-1500.

How long after your accident did you try claiming out of interest?
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got an update email from body shop tech

"Yes the bumper member is distorted, therefore I have updated the assessment and networked to the insurance company for new Authorisation."
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another email update

"New bumper member will be use as bolt on part. We have also diagnosis that 1 centre PDC sensor is inoperative and will replace this as well."
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At least things now seem to be moving dave...

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corsa is fecking crap, got pushchair in boot an no room left for shopping, got a petistar zia plus so its not a big pushchair either, grande puntos cant be the same as this? there is more room in a cinq.

ive got a thread on the corsa in non fiat section, it uses more fuel than my croma and has no power what makes it use fuel is even on a slight hill you have to floor it to make it change down or you lose speed fast, i'm in east anglia too so more or less flat here, they must be useless up where you are with the auto box.
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