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I think i'd be asking for a cash settlement 'due to the complicated nature of the claim' . . . . . . . yeah its more work for you - but do you want it done right or not? I generally always settle for cash and fix things myself and mostly i'm in profit at the end!

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On 26/10/2019 at 17:18, Rally Pack 2000 said:

You would think so yes. Its just he has direct access to the insurance assessor and some unforeseen agreement with them that Im not privy too so they work things out between themselves. For all I know the body shop (my apologies we always call them panel beaters and have been using that term forgetting you guys probably don't) is working on the best deal for himself. It all seems rather rigged to me..

We use the term "Panel beater" too, but generally to refer to an individual rather than a business.

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It seems they dont want me to have too much say over how and what gets repaired but I have warned them that I want to see the work in progress not the finished covered up end result. I have basically bought all the parts with my own money, ordered a new bumper and bolts from the UK and Col is getting the mounting brackets for me as the ones that they sell with the bumpers dont have the captive bolts like original. I will basically dump the parts on them when they all arrive and they can make their case why they wont use the parts and compensate me over what they want to do. I will no doubt loose out in some things so will just have to wear the price of the parts and keep them as spares. But it seems like the only way to get them to use proper replacement parts is if I put them in their lap so they don't have the effort of running around with them. Thats all I could really come up with at short notice.

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Bumper arrived today! 4 Days from the UK that was pretty impressive. Other parts I ordered that fit into a padded bag from Perth (The one in Australia) took 6 days. I can get things quicker from the UK these days than I can my own family in the country! So a credit to Motorsporttools there who also had the cheapest shipping costs. which was 48 quid.

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They are made in Taiwan. The fit and finish is pretty good all things considered but it not as solid as the Ford Originals. The Taiwanese ones are 1.6mm thick whereas the original is 2mm. An original is a good half a kilogram heavier. So the decision is do I get them to try repair the original or do I accept a thinner replica?

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On my Mk2 there are bumper spaces that slide over the bolts in between the bumper and the car body. With mine there are long spacers at the front and shorter ones at the back. Yet when you buy a set of bumper bolts the spacers they provide are all the same length? Anyone else noticed this?

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