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Was having a cuppa and doing some paperwork just after 7 this morning when I heard a thump - looked out, saw nothing but then noticed the car had been shunted about 8ft along the pavement :D Thought I'd go and have a drive up the road on the off chance someone might have pulled over to inspect damage to their car. Found the 51 bus, all passengers decamped on pavement - was told driver had gone back to survey his handiwork and try and find owner. Bottom line - nearside front wing damage, area around hinge 'peeled back' presumeably where the driver tried dragging car down the road, scrapes along rear door and wing :P Luckily door still shuts and car still driveable. Lets give Gary Moulson a call . . . anyone recommend a decent bodyshop. Before anyone points the finger, it wasn't Granby

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Mate, that's poo.... Is that why my bus was late this morning :P

I've got the number of someone very good in Swanley. He's worked on my WRX and the RB, he's also done work on my Dad's car and also a few on here have used him.

I'll text it over to you.

He does insurance work and makes a good job of it to, quick turnaround. Sorry to hear about the scoob, hope you get it sorted son barry.

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Found out that the garage round the corner does restoration work etc. Estimate of £828 ( n/s wing, door £180 and labour £648) which hoping the insurance company won't have a problem with.

Parts sound a bit cheap Barry, check that they're not pattern parts. Go for original Subaru as the fit is always better.

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Assumed they'd be original parts - have left message and asked them to let me know. Would it really make a great deal of difference? Suppose though that as the insurance are picking up the tab I should insist on proper parts

Panel fit may not be as good as pukka parts.

Defo get it done properly as the insurance co are paying.

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Assumed they'd be original parts - have left message and asked them to let me know. Would it really make a great deal of difference? Suppose though that as the insurance are picking up the tab I should insist on proper parts

Spoke to the garage today who confirmed their estimate of £828 was for labour £648 and materials £180 - paint, glue, nails. . . Doesn't include any parts and was assured they'd always used proper pukka bits as far as possible.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Dropped the car in last Monday at a little place just round the corner from me - C B Restoration - and picked it up Saturday morning. They've done a great job - new front wing, passenger door and mirror - respray along nearside. Wouldn't hestiate to recommend them if anyone in this neck of the woods needs anything doing - nice people as well - one of the guys drives a Skyline and his brother trackdays a Renault - is it the Clio or Megane with the wide rear end and engine instead of back seats?

Nice to have the car back - was getting fed up with the courtesy car, a Toyota Auris :( although it was a diesel and provided cheap transport into work so suppose shouldn't complain too much.

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Great news Barry, didn't take long to sort everything out and get it fixed :(

No, accident was only 3 weeks ago and cars already back on the road. Keith Michaels use a firm of solicitors to deal with claims so it seems they okay everything then do all the running around - as the other party was a bus, the driver really didn't have a case which made it that much easier

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