the blue dolphin - 95 GTS Toyota MR2 turbo
first inspection of repair -
and it looks good. I mean I checked it before I left the body shop but the guy had done a good enough job for me not to look too closely. Well I looked more closely today between rain showers and yup it's looking good.
Funny thing I noticed was the inner brake light coming on instead of the indicator on the drivers side. Took the rear cluster out looked at the wiring and thought that aint right? The indicator holder was in the inner brake position so a quick change round and the lights all work fine. I will need to check all 4 brake / tail lights as I have me doubts.
Found another ding in the passenger side rear wing. Ho hum
car back from bodyshop -
yup it's back. First inspection, in the rain was very good. Looks the same as the passenger side. Sweet. Paintwork looks very nice and overall I'm pleased. I will however need to check it out properly in the dry and see how it looks. Will need to jet wash the car as there is sanding residue on the wheels / hub. Guess he had to use filler after all then :-(
Also collected the trim for the front wings / bonnet and er they look the right colour. Of course they didn't come with the mounting nuts required to hold them in place but lo a std metric nut I had lying around fits perfectly. First time for everything.
Going to organise a wee trip soon and get some good time miles on the car. Likely bin it on route.........
Labels: Denny Auto, wing trims
car in bodyshop -
will be a strange moment to get it back. Will the paintwork match, will the dent still be there so many questions so many possibilities. Find out 28th.
Still no sign of the parts I ordered...
parts delay and confirmation -
indeed the parts are on back order so should be here next friday BUT it's been confirmed they are the UK style trim parts so no stupid indicator lens in the middle. no idea on the mounting nuts - hopefully be std and I can buy them anywhere
another day another quote -
indeed I have a quote for 170GBPounds to fix the damage which is a fair old bit different. The garage is recommended by a mate in work so that's always a nice place to start from. I just need to buy the corner lens for the rear but that's a clip in part so no problems there.
I've also purchased some new front wing trim tabs using the licence plate details instead of giving the parts guys the numbers. Yup, I'm nervous as I know it's going to go pete tong. On the bright side, these trims should be fully painted so just bolt on. Providing their the right colour and come with the mounting nuts. You just know it's going to go wrong somewhere.
Labels: bumper strips, wing fix
repair cost - est 500notes :(
yeah, thanks for the nice bill ya twat. Cheers for wrecking my summer plans
another bashed panel -
indeed some arsehole of a driver has stoved in the rear bodywork just at the bumper / rear wheel. No note left of course so I'll have to pick up the tab myself. What pisses me off the most is that it was either a local, ie neighbour or it was someone visiting a local. They've just reversed out of the space and smacked my car on the other side of the road. That's what mirrors are for you fcukhead. Next time leave a note / contact the police with your details. Just when I thought I was going to have some money to get stuff for the flat I've got to spend money fixing someone else's mistake.
Thanks for that