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Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:10 am
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maybe slide the running gear into a sedan for now? decide if your going to fix it later...
Glad your ok though, gutted the gt is stuffed.

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:33 am
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don't part it, it looks worse than it is. Have a look at ol yella. Its not a write off just easier for shannons to write it off as for them to find bits to do it to insurance standard is too hard. who cares if it supports a sedan rear bumper until a gt bumper shows up. I am not in the market for another gt but if you are going to wreck it I would buy it complete just to put it back on the road. :twisted:


Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:39 am
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It'd be nice to think it would stay in one piece (well, most of it) and get back on the road...just not sure I'm the man for the job. Even still, if anyone has a rear clip please let me know, I'm getting a quote for repair regardless, just so I know.

Thanks for the support Bellettiers.


Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:51 am
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:cry: Very sad to hear of this Duane, but glad you are ok, thats the main thing. The result may have been much worse, that looks like a really hard hit.
People need to watch.....where.....they're.....going!! (Get their hand off it.)

I'm with Greg, everything else is still good, so it would be good to save it if possible. If you dont want to, then I'm sure there would be buyers about. The payout plus what you get for the wreck may buy you some other rare beast as compensation. I know you are a rare fan.
You would probably find a donor locally, but if not I have a sacrificial sedan here.

Dont rush your decision, this is so disheartening, but time helps perspective.
Cheers, Matt.

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:12 pm
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Screw the car.

I hope your alright Duane (and the other driver). Sounds like your lucky to be alive. I hope you and your bruises get better.

Dean


Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:48 pm
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Mate - just saw this. So sorry for your bad luck..........sheesh I don't know what to say.

I hope it all works out in the end for you.

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:30 pm
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no bloody good ...hope you can find a way to rebuild ....will be abit of shame if you have to scrap it ...rod


Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:30 pm
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So, So sorry to see this post....I was loving your updates on the car. Glad you are OK though.

The GT can be fixed but would take a good panel shop if you can find one, that will do the things the right way. As others have said, sedan parts will work just fine.
Pretty sure i will have a spare rear bumper bar if you need one also.

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:54 pm
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Mate, first and foremost, you're ok. Bit bashed about but God, it could have been so much worse. That's gotta be a sign that it's not as bad as it looks.

As Greg said, anything is fixable. Any insurance company has to source parts and then guarantee repairs...... There's the problem right there. Where do they source a GT quarter and the rest, and how can they guarantee cut and shut panels if your GT quarter is grafted onto a sedan quarter? Having said that, once you're paid out, the money would fix it and a good panelshop could do the repairs properly.
That looks bad, but honestly once all the bent stuff is removed, it wouldn't be so bad. It'd be a big job, granted, and if it was a sedan, it'd be far easier to graft it all into a new shell, but dude...... It's a GT, and a bloody nice one at that.

Please don't part it out or wreck it. As said, if it's too big a job, pass it on to someone in the family who wants a project. It's too nice a car and has great history, so it simply can't be lost because some twit wasn't watching where he was going in his normal, throw away POS. The fate of a classic car shouldn't be determined by situations like that.

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:59 pm
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Im sure that we can find a sedan to sacrifice its backside for your car here in SA somewhere!

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Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:59 am
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Geez I would be pissed off also, really you were in the right place going home, but at the wrong time.
THANKFULLY you are OK, these little cars are tough little Guys aren't they, had you been in one of the later cars even with the safety gear in them, I think you personally would have been worse off.
Hang in there don't make any rush decisions just yet, you could be suffering shock also.
A mate of mine many years ago, had a really serious accident in a GT, went home and cut it up with an angle grinder, a result of shock, he regretted it later. At least the spares have been used by another Club member.

Think it out very carefully.
D.

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Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:34 am
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Hi Duane, I also am sorry to see your car looking like this, but as said at least you are still around and the car can be saved, did I not see that Dick had new rear panels also rear quarter panel? Would be expensive, but the car would be worth it.

Cheers Geoff :(


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Duane. Commiserations on your sad encounter. :( At least your still OK.
I agree wholeheartely with the advice given by all.
You have many supporters to assist if you decide to repair it.

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a session on a panel shops chassis rack will pull most of that back to where it ought to be and will start to look a lot better.

that alone won't fix it of course but will make the rest of the repair much simpler.

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Good to hear you are relatively ok. Best wishes. The car definately looks repairable! Don't wreck it.


Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:36 am
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Snappin' ducks my heart just stopped beating when I opened this thread.
Glad to hear your ok Duane but breaks my heart to see your beautiful GT banged up like that.
Repairable for sure but absolutely heart wrenching all the same.

Don't part it out mate!
Even if you decide to sell it, sell it whole (still worth good $ as is) as it is a complete car, otherwise it may never see the road again......

My heart goes out to you mate

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:( Hi Duane,been watching your project for sometime now,so sad to see the car like this,
MAIN THING IS YOUR OK,
As said you have many supporters to assist in repair
Don't rush your decision,this is so disheartening,give yourself time to get over the shock
Check your first post 1/9/12,keep the car all together,they need to stay on the road
Best of Luck Gerry


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hey duane get luke retoasted to fix it ..it would be worth trailer haul to new south he is a great tradesman and he loves belletts just my 2 bobs worth check out his morris think about it best wishes at this time davo


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Thanks guys, really appreciate all your best wishes, support and advice! Certainly won't rush into anything rash, it took me three years to land this car so it would be nice (and feasible) to see it make a comeback. My thinking currently is that I'm not the person for the job, as I've already got 2 projects waiting, one of them's already a rear-ender too! I'll let it sit for a few weeks as I've got a lot on around the house at the moment and not much time to weigh it all up, I may have a change of heart.


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