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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10th July 2020, 17:12 Thread Starter
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F**#? ##@/?!!!!!

****!

Was getting into the car and a few kids where scootering up and down the street. I reversed down the drive spending far too much time watch for them, I forgot to move over to the left side of the drive. When I realised, I knew I was very tight on the right, so came back a little more than normal... not far enough. Seen the post bounce off the car and stopped.

I got out hoping to find just a scrape.... and seen this.



Got a quote from a body shop. £200. Found a new indicator lens on Ebay for £23.50.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10th July 2020, 17:43
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Ouch. Looks painful for anybody who likes his car :/. Luckily quoted repair costs sound reasonable.
Though i expect that after removal of bumper (for painting) you may get bumper sagging & side indicator flimsy mounting tab problems. Construction of front bumper cover clicky mount tabs or how side indicators are mounted, seems very crappy design. For bumper - these (2 needed) might help somewhat (from subaru bulletin SB18-200E). Side indicator clips separately are here, though possibly simpler mount with ziptie.
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Tough luck mate. We have all been in this situation at some point or the other.

Hope the repair is a quality job. Think easier flat than a metallic which is harder to colour match.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10th July 2020, 19:03
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Ouch!!! Hope you get it sorted.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10th July 2020, 19:10
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Next time you see the kids, give then a **** of a beating
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Next time you see the kids, give then a **** of a beating
LOL, Hardly their fault! My fault for forgetting to move left where the driveway widens and miss judging just how close I was to the post.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2020, 11:15 Thread Starter
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All fixed. £380! But nice job.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2020, 12:25
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Good as new!!
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2020, 13:12
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Thankfully the solid red is gonna be pretty straight forward to match! Did they just respray the corner? Mine has a bit of damage in the same place, I'm not sure whether to have the whole bumper done or not.
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