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

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KP wrote: 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...
I think this (8530Q9) is the panel that appears to be the one on service.citroen, but in real life it seems to look remarkably unlike the sketch on the service.citroen site?

good price, but difficult location...

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We've actually talked about the leg being left in situ, but I'm no mechanic, let alone bodywork specialist, my man had a look today and didn't seem to worried about it.

I've decided that I'm going to wait until tomorrow night to see if anything comes from the third party, if not, I'm going to tell my people what offer I'm making them, with a deadline, if nothing comes of that, then my next option, will be taken legal action........ let's see how they like the fight taken to them.

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Service Citroen shows the wing available too... 8526 L4

I get the under floor chassis member as "Floor Short Sidemember" and Pt. no 95 660 232 ..

Both showing as available... at least theres no NFP beside them..

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You got a rear bumper knocking about, externally it's the only thing she needs, there's a blooming great crack in mine

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Urrrmmm.... Ill have a look - think im going there tomorrow... INFACT, Ill have one off an LX by the end of the week.. Let me see whats there. Cant remember if my Blue V6 bumper is still there or not...

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I still have a towbar which you are most welcome to.

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The V6 rear bumper is unique as it has a wider cut-out for the twin tailpipes...

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BW wrote:I still have a towbar which you are most welcome to.
Thanks Bill :-D
CitroJim wrote:The V6 rear bumper is unique as it has a wider cut-out for the twin tailpipes...
And of course it's a one piece section, bumper and panel together.......

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whoooops
i have only just seen this story
glad you are ok though Steve
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RichardW wrote: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.
even then it will only require a VIC test if it has a change of keeper,

they will and can put it down as a wright off or total loss even if it is repairable, the lable wright off or total loss can just mean the repair cost is more than 2 thirds of the value of the car, but does not mean it can not be repaired

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Quick update, I had an email from the third party insurer, raising their offer by some 60% :shock: yes, I was quite shocked, but I here is still no comment on the issue of salvage, I'm in no hurry at the moment, but I'm thinking about what to do next...... 8-[

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That's good Steve,

It's a bit like fishing - you have to play them a bit before finally landing them...

I have a good feeling the end result is going to be OK...

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Trainman wrote:Quick update, I had an email from the third party insurer, raising their offer by some 60% :shock: yes, I was quite shocked, but I here is still no comment on the issue of salvage, I'm in no hurry at the moment, but I'm thinking about what to do next...... 8-[
When claiming from a third party the car remains your property to dispose of as you wish.
I had a similar incident and claim with my Accord, drove it for a year then part-ex against the C5 estate.

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So do I Jim (crosses fingers)

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Have you had a hire car Steve? I don't think you have so use that fact that you saved them money there. I did that when my car was hit by someone who admitted full liability. The insurer paid out into my bank account instantly, I kept the car and it was not recorded at all. Then you get it fixed and if you sell it tell the buyer it had a little bump but wasn't a write off and everything is ok.