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PostSubject: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Is Peaches a write-off?  Does anybody know just how bad this is?  How it happened here: https://wheatypetesworld.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/12-09-17-is-it-rip-peaches/  







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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 pm

Devastating news, just so glad that you came through this terrible event and can recount it to us.

So hope Peaches can be fixed up. Please keep us posted and please stay positive.


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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:28 pm

Blimey Pete sorry to see this.

Depending on how flexible your insurance company are and how they currently value Peaches - with regards to her mileage and condition otherwise, she may be repaired. The hardest job will be sourcing a new Brazilian door.

Keep us posted please?

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Thanks for the kind words BeakyBoy, I am pretty pee-ed off right now, but that helps.  And thanks Tim for your response.  I will try to remain positive.  I will not give up my Peachy that easily!
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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:56 pm

Sorry to hear about this Pete, I'm sure you will get loads of support from everyone here.

I know the Brazilian doors are hard to source Tim, but apart from the swage line, do the standard doors fit. The swage line appears to be cosmetic, and I was wondering if a decent panel beater/bodywork man could add a swage line to match, I was thinking along the lines of something that could be attached to the door and over-painted. I'm probably way out, but just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Sorry to read about Peaches, but glad you are all OK.
Doo remain positive and as others have said doo keep us informed of any progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 pm

Sorry to see this. Don't lose hope, there must be a Brazibay out there that's being broken up and sold as parts and has a new donor door for Peaches.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:36 pm

I wish someone would just import used panels from Brazil!!

If no one else here wants to, then I will!!

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:01 pm

I'm about to start to import some parts from Brazil ( new and used) just need some advice about which parts are in high demand.... maybe a partner too.....
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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:02 pm

Doors!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:03 pm

Classic Bay doors will fit @dizzylizard but the hinges need altering.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 pm

I'll get some doors....
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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:18 am

Morning Pete, hope you are well. Having had another look at your pictures in the cold light of day I'm sure that Peaches is repairable, however the insurance company, who are only going to look at the situation in monetary terms, may, and it is only a may, look at it differently, ie suggest a write off sum.

All is not lost though, if they consider it a write off, it will probably be a category C or D which means it may be worth you considering buying Peaches back off them and having her repaired yourself. Here are a couple of links that may help.

https://www.moneysupermarket.com/car-insurance/articles/rights-and-wrongs-of-insurance-write-off/#/10

https://www.gov.uk/scrapped-and-written-off-vehicles/insurance-writeoffs

If the worst happens, it may be worth getting a body shop that deals with kombis to give you an estimate of a repair cost, armed with that you can work out, from what the insurance company offer as a buy back cost, if it feasible. I reckon it will be, as we all know the true value. The insurance company, on the other hand will sell the vehicle to a dealer who will either repair it (most likely) or break it for spares, and we know what spares can fetch.

A few points worth noting from the links are:-

1. You still own the vehicle up to the time you accept the insurance company's settlement figure, so you have the upper hand in any negotiations.

2. Deal directly with the person who is going to sign off the claim when negotiating, rather than a call centre handler. (I know this works having had a claim for my dog refused, until I spoke to someone in authority, when I pointed out they were wrong they paid up immediately Smile )

3. Even if you have to import a door from Brazil a repair could be cost effective.

Apologies for rambling on, but attempting to give you hope at a sad time  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:35 pm

Nice post @dizzylizard.

Let's get Peaches rebuilt whatever - she's famous and deserves it after all her efforts with the refugees abroad. If you need me to provide an official valuation for her Pete, do let me know. I'm sure Danbury or Brazilian Kampers would also be happy to similarly reflect her worth. Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:40 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:40 pm

I've sent an email to a contact in Brazil with respect to shipping/airfreighting a door to the UK to see if they could assist if you sourced one there. I can help with the Customs clearance in the UK should you go down that route.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it RIP Peaches?   Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:24 pm

I love a campaign - Pete this is so great everyone who can pulling together for you and Peaches - feel uplifted on this grey and cold day - I can't do anything practical or offer any technical advice but Nev, Gary and I are rooting for you both
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PostSubject: Is it RIP Peaces   Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi
Having looked at the photos and having been in the trade a long long time ago, I would say it is repairable the door isn't the problem its the A pillar that looks like it may need straightening out but with modern hydraulic jigs etc today this should not be  a problem. Hope I'm right and all the best
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