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    garycox got a reaction from Burnside in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    12/10 would not want to do again in a hurry - all mountings both inaccessible and seized.
    Installation of the new one was differently shit, as the way the old one had bent had made some bits more accessible and some less so.
    I imagine this wouldn’t be a cheap job to farm out so it was either a massive ballache or scrap the car really; hopefully it’ll live on though!
    Once this is done, if the 406 is still here maybe that can go on the drive and get done slowly... that’s where the Dolomite usually lives though and I don’t really like leaving that just on the street.
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    garycox got a reaction from Burnside in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  3. Like
    garycox got a reaction from RoadworkUK in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  4. Like
    garycox got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  5. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Matty in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  6. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Steviemillar in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  7. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Split_Pin in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    12/10 would not want to do again in a hurry - all mountings both inaccessible and seized.
    Installation of the new one was differently shit, as the way the old one had bent had made some bits more accessible and some less so.
    I imagine this wouldn’t be a cheap job to farm out so it was either a massive ballache or scrap the car really; hopefully it’ll live on though!
    Once this is done, if the 406 is still here maybe that can go on the drive and get done slowly... that’s where the Dolomite usually lives though and I don’t really like leaving that just on the street.
  8. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Sigmund Fraud in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  9. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Cookiesouwest in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  10. Like
    garycox got a reaction from neil1971 in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  11. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  12. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Shite Ron in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  13. Like
    garycox got a reaction from wuvvum in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
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    garycox got a reaction from wuvvum in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Called the Police on Saturday via 101 to ask about what I need to do next, and they said to go to the Station and complete a vehicle incident form, taking the V5, MOT, driving licence, etc. Couldn’t provide any more info over the phone.
    Fine, went there yesterday, to be told that it’s all online now because of COVID but they reluctantly could do it there. Gave all the same details as before, plus they wanted my insurance policy number which I didn’t have with me. I told them I wasn’t planning to claim but they said that once I provided the details they’d inform my insurance anyway... 
    As it stands, I’m supposed to be emailing them the policy number... can’t see what good that will do, really.
    The 75 would drive backwards but not forwards as the wheel was wedged in the arch. Reversed it round to the house on the spare (glad I bought that!) and we’ve got stuck into stripping it for assessment 

    First impressions are pretty encouraging really; it’ll need, at least, a lower wishbone thing as that’s bent to feck, plus a track rod end as the thread on the balljoint’s bent. Other than that, I can’t see much awry in there, although I’m not 100% sure what a lot of the components are supposed to look like so there could be other damage I’ve not noticed. It’ll obviously also need a wing with side repeater and trim strip, and a tyre.
    The door is now a bit creaky so I assume is slightly misaligned.
    We’ve ordered a wishbone, will be nipping out to ECP for a track rod end, and a ball joint splitter should be coming today from Amazon. Plan is to get this done ASAP as we really could do with another working daily (although changing the wishbone on the drive with basic tools might prove troublesome, we’ll see).
    In 406 news, I was quoted £4-500 to get it MOTd. This is for welding the offside sill and near side sill/rear arch, supplying and fitting a couple of exhaust sections and a steering rack gaiter.
    I like that car and would’ve just paid it but with the 75 incident and having to unexpectedly buy a new TV I just don’t have the cash available right now.
    It could be back on the road pretty cheaply if you’re handy with a welder, so if anyone’s interested in taking it on, let me know. It’ll scrap for £250 but I really don’t want to do that. I’ll do a proper FS thread once it’s back from the garage.
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    garycox got a reaction from Dirk Diggler in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  16. Like
    garycox got a reaction from puddlethumper in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  17. Like
    garycox got a reaction from MJK 24 in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
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    garycox got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    The 406 went for an MOT this morning. Needs various bits of welding, plus something about the exhaust and a steering rack gaiter.  I’m awaiting a quote, which was to be paid, if reasonable, via the sale of the 75.
    This afternoon a Police Officer knocked on the door to tell me about this:

     
    FFS. 
     
    Not sure where I stand with insurance etc... the low value minus the excess wouldn’t leave me much of a payout and I’d presumably lose my NCB and face an increase on all of my other policies... Do I have to claim?
  19. Like
    garycox got a reaction from wesacosa in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  20. Like
    garycox got a reaction from DVee8 in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  21. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Ian_Fearn in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  22. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Called the Police on Saturday via 101 to ask about what I need to do next, and they said to go to the Station and complete a vehicle incident form, taking the V5, MOT, driving licence, etc. Couldn’t provide any more info over the phone.
    Fine, went there yesterday, to be told that it’s all online now because of COVID but they reluctantly could do it there. Gave all the same details as before, plus they wanted my insurance policy number which I didn’t have with me. I told them I wasn’t planning to claim but they said that once I provided the details they’d inform my insurance anyway... 
    As it stands, I’m supposed to be emailing them the policy number... can’t see what good that will do, really.
    The 75 would drive backwards but not forwards as the wheel was wedged in the arch. Reversed it round to the house on the spare (glad I bought that!) and we’ve got stuck into stripping it for assessment 

    First impressions are pretty encouraging really; it’ll need, at least, a lower wishbone thing as that’s bent to feck, plus a track rod end as the thread on the balljoint’s bent. Other than that, I can’t see much awry in there, although I’m not 100% sure what a lot of the components are supposed to look like so there could be other damage I’ve not noticed. It’ll obviously also need a wing with side repeater and trim strip, and a tyre.
    The door is now a bit creaky so I assume is slightly misaligned.
    We’ve ordered a wishbone, will be nipping out to ECP for a track rod end, and a ball joint splitter should be coming today from Amazon. Plan is to get this done ASAP as we really could do with another working daily (although changing the wishbone on the drive with basic tools might prove troublesome, we’ll see).
    In 406 news, I was quoted £4-500 to get it MOTd. This is for welding the offside sill and near side sill/rear arch, supplying and fitting a couple of exhaust sections and a steering rack gaiter.
    I like that car and would’ve just paid it but with the 75 incident and having to unexpectedly buy a new TV I just don’t have the cash available right now.
    It could be back on the road pretty cheaply if you’re handy with a welder, so if anyone’s interested in taking it on, let me know. It’ll scrap for £250 but I really don’t want to do that. I’ll do a proper FS thread once it’s back from the garage.
  23. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Angrydicky in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  24. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Split_Pin in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end.

    Looks a bit more like it... 
    Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down.
    Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  25. Like
    garycox got a reaction from Burnside in Fleet Update: Mar ‘21: Bent Rover   
    Called the Police on Saturday via 101 to ask about what I need to do next, and they said to go to the Station and complete a vehicle incident form, taking the V5, MOT, driving licence, etc. Couldn’t provide any more info over the phone.
    Fine, went there yesterday, to be told that it’s all online now because of COVID but they reluctantly could do it there. Gave all the same details as before, plus they wanted my insurance policy number which I didn’t have with me. I told them I wasn’t planning to claim but they said that once I provided the details they’d inform my insurance anyway... 
    As it stands, I’m supposed to be emailing them the policy number... can’t see what good that will do, really.
    The 75 would drive backwards but not forwards as the wheel was wedged in the arch. Reversed it round to the house on the spare (glad I bought that!) and we’ve got stuck into stripping it for assessment 

    First impressions are pretty encouraging really; it’ll need, at least, a lower wishbone thing as that’s bent to feck, plus a track rod end as the thread on the balljoint’s bent. Other than that, I can’t see much awry in there, although I’m not 100% sure what a lot of the components are supposed to look like so there could be other damage I’ve not noticed. It’ll obviously also need a wing with side repeater and trim strip, and a tyre.
    The door is now a bit creaky so I assume is slightly misaligned.
    We’ve ordered a wishbone, will be nipping out to ECP for a track rod end, and a ball joint splitter should be coming today from Amazon. Plan is to get this done ASAP as we really could do with another working daily (although changing the wishbone on the drive with basic tools might prove troublesome, we’ll see).
    In 406 news, I was quoted £4-500 to get it MOTd. This is for welding the offside sill and near side sill/rear arch, supplying and fitting a couple of exhaust sections and a steering rack gaiter.
    I like that car and would’ve just paid it but with the 75 incident and having to unexpectedly buy a new TV I just don’t have the cash available right now.
    It could be back on the road pretty cheaply if you’re handy with a welder, so if anyone’s interested in taking it on, let me know. It’ll scrap for £250 but I really don’t want to do that. I’ll do a proper FS thread once it’s back from the garage.
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