V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Well, I've had word back from the insurance company, the car us considered a 'total loss' no surprise there then..... the figure offer is totally unacceptable (read embarrassing) plus the was no chance of salvage.......

They have been duly instructed to reconsider the offer or repair her........

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Trainman wrote: They have been duly instructed to reconsider the offer or repair her........
Good.

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I hate to say it Steve but it's just an old French car to the insurance muppets, stick by your guns until you get a more acceptable offer. It's catch 22, the cars not old enough for an agreed value policy and the normal everyday insurance companies want to give you nowt for the car if the inevitable does happen. I've had to insure the 406 with a normal company as the so called "specialist "companies don't think the coupe warrants agreed value status. Funny that the only modern Peugeot they will put an agreed value on is the 206 Gti? Blinking ludicrous.

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Mark,

I have the Xantia on Classic car insurance through Locktons in the Citroenian, they were happy to give me an agreed value, but unfortunately it was still on the to do list.

How furious I'm I?

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It's quite repairable, you wouldn't normally renew the quarter unless following something like Thatchams Guide to the letter - more welding, more work to warrant. An initial pull on the bench, then once the collapsible rear chassis leg is taken off, much of the rest will come good in skilled hands. Probably renew the filler panel below the boot lip. Old schoolers will sometimes partly unpick a panel for repair access, then reweld after straightening. The chassis extensions are usually required to be internally sleeved for additional strength to the butt-welded join. 30-35 hours in total, at a guess.

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Addo, what ever happened to your Xantia that had the side shunt on the doors, did that get repaired ?

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Post by addo »

Not yet! Got mildly shafted on a job (lost about three months' wages) and a bunch of other things keep needing $500 repairs one after the other. I've a complete side cut waiting for it. Even at mates' rates it will probably be a $6K repair.

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Right then Gents, bringing things back on topic....... at least for now :roll:

I took her up to the bodyshop this morning and have been given a 'ballpark' figure of around £2000 plus parts. So this now opens up a whole new area for me to consider, bearing in mind that Paul will probably have most of the stuff, I need, I'm turning my thought back to rescue and repair.......... now before somebody starts jumping up and down [-X It's just a thought at the moment..........

Speaking with the body guy this morning, he reckons that the back quarter can be jigged out as a whole and then the chassis leg replaced, before she has to be reinspected by the DVLA or whoever, somewhere in deep, dark Liverpool. So the next job is to start making a list of the bits, There's definately a back bumper and new tow bar required (The ow bar I believe can be acquired elsewhere from BW in the far north) who offered me one just after I bought the last one. That then leaves the Chassis leg, which I will order through the dealer and get that sorted.

As I say, It's just a thought at the moment but I'm still waiting for the Insurance Company to get in touch......... Watch this space

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Steve, that's potentially great news indeed :-D

Watching with extreme interest :wink:

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Good news Steve!

It shouldn't need a VIC as long as the insurance co don't 'write it off' - which you should be able to tell them not to, as it is a 3rd party claim.

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As above :) helps keep its value up as well compared to a cat vehicle.

The chassis leg is just an inner quarter panel according to service Citroen but if you let me know I might be able to source one for you if you go down this route...

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Only just seen this...

Really sorry to hear this has happened Steve... :cry: Glad you are OK, though, that's the main thing.

In regards to numbers of Xantia V6s - we got 440 RHD cars...

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Citroening wrote:Only just seen this...

Really sorry to hear this has happened Steve... :cry: Glad you are OK, though, that's the main thing.

In regards to numbers of Xantia V6s - we got 440 RHD cars...
Thanks Franklin,

Yeah, I'm fine, hurt.pride is the biggest issue....... just got to wait for the insurance to decide what they are doing.. :roll:

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Post by addo »

Good to hear a local expert has basically reiterated what I said about repair necessity.
KP wrote:The chassis leg is just an inner quarter panel according to service Citroen...
Don't worry about what they call it (PSA English is a bit whack), it's a pressed "U" form that's the bit to replace. Plenty of unrusted ones here.

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Could a good 'old school' bodyshop not make what's needed from scratch and panel beat the cosmetic stuff?