Xantia bumped today - much sadness

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by andy5 » 16 May 2019, 10:24

Sloppysod wrote:
05 May 2019, 11:44
Another option, let them give is a category N (formerly D) and buy it back from the insurer, then get it repaired, or use it as it is.

That would be my approach, but probably only worth it if claimed off the other party insurer.

I had £850 on my BX, bought back for £68, spent about £150 on fixing it (£120 of bashing and secondhand bumper, £20 on scrapyard front wing, new indicator).

On my Xantia I received £650 in lieu of repairs, instead of writing it off. This took some discussion after it transpired that insurer did not want to insure write offs. Cost £15 for some glue for the bumper, £7 for paint aerosol (never used), £27 for secondhand towbar and shipping it, eventually £120 for towbar fitting as I didn't fancy it with a knee injury. It still has a dent above the wheelarch a bit like the picture starting the thread.

But receiving say £500 or so net may not be worth it if it comes off one's own insurance, loading the premiums up a bit for the next 2 or 3 years.
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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by aerodynamica » 16 May 2019, 18:08

Thanks, neither me or the other party are claiming so I'm just going to fix it. I've had all the boot panels out and true enough the only access to the area it via the 'intra wing vent' that would have to be cut and enlarged to accommodate. No real problem because it turns out to be rusty anyway.

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by aerodynamica » 24 Aug 2019, 00:05

Stickyfinger wrote:
04 May 2019, 18:00
Grow a pair man, that is what FILLER is for.
And so I fixed her!

....and she's gained a spoiler too.

After a good few weeks I decided to get my act together and fix the dents from the bump. I also repaired the deep scratch that was on the front wing from before I bought the car and also the small dent between the rear door and the wheel on the same side (it's been her bad side for a while.. :) )
- I made a project of it with dedicated skim filling over several days, sealer primer over 6 hours and fine glaze putty to make as perfect as I could. It's turned out well and after getting the car back from the paint shop today I'm quite pleased with it. I also asked the painter to paint the rear spoiler I had in store for a future date.. that future became the present! I'm quite pleased with the spoiler too.

Negatives: I managed to break one of the plastic pegs that secure the door inner trims on the rear door. Also broken is the rear door inner lock button (quite standard for Xantia..)

I'd been a little disheartened with the Xantia project after the bump but I'm now re-enthused.. I also found that on 'How many left' site, the number of 1993 Xantia TD VSXs left is 6.... of which 1 is currently on the road..... gotta be mine surely! So she truly has become a modern classic!
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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 24 Aug 2019, 05:59

Nicely done, and I feel that the Xantia benefits aesthetically from a spoiler.

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by aerodynamica » 25 Aug 2019, 01:18

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
24 Aug 2019, 05:59
Nicely done, and I feel that the Xantia benefits aesthetically from a spoiler.
Ha, thanks - me too. I hadn't driven the car for over a week and when I drove it back I was re-amazed at the ride as well.
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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by yannbeam » 26 Aug 2019, 00:24

Nice to see you kept her. Looks good, and the spoiler is a nice addition.

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by white exec » 26 Aug 2019, 11:42

Looking good, Graeme - a lot of work!
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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by wurlycorner » 28 Aug 2019, 08:50

Well done for sticking with and getting this sorted.

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by KennyW » 31 Aug 2019, 21:40

Well done Graeme, she's looing good.

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by aerodynamica » 02 Sep 2019, 19:25

Thanks all - it's worth it there's just so few Xantias around now

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Re: Xantia bumped today - much sadness

Post by aerodynamica » 02 Sep 2019, 19:25

Aiming to bring her to the Chevrons rally in a couple of weeks!