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windwagen 03-05-2014 08:04 PM

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I'm not impressed with the insurance/appraisal system. I went to the shop today to have a closer look at the car. I ripped off what's left of the bumper and removed the smashed headlamp. What I found underneath - nothing.... looks fine! And they were going to write this off?

Bumper shock took a hit ...and actually bounced back! Some movement for the rad support but the rebar looks perfect and I can't see any bends except for hood and fender.

Unicorn will live to run again!!!!

Sorry shanehutton, thanks for asking.

mech9T8 03-06-2014 01:04 PM

I'm surprised your insurance company got back to you so quickly.
It's been 2 days and I have not heard the final verdict on my car.
Just waiting for the low ball offer.

windwagen 03-06-2014 02:09 PM

Maybe if they spent more time looking at it they wouldnt have been so quick to write off.

mech9T8 03-06-2014 04:43 PM

The verdict isn’t in yet but I just had a crazy idea. I could buy back my car, find a donor car and swap engine, transmission, etc. From what I remember the engine looked untouched from the front impact. Hmmm…

windwagen 03-06-2014 11:29 PM

Well.... See what they offer you if you keep the car. I'm not sure which is more work... Engine swap or just fixing your car.

Take closer look at it and take inventory on what you need. See if it is fixable at all. I can tell you from my brief search for a silver fender an hood, there are lots of E39 used parts available in the Toronto area.

Used M-tec bumper is a challenge, but I think you already know where to find those.

windwagen 03-08-2014 06:42 PM

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Rusty the unicorn is up and running again. Rear Oem Msport bumper is not here yet so I just installed the original bumper cover. It'll take 10 days plus painting so I'm just going to drive around as is for now.

Fender is in excellent condition but I should have taken a closer look at the hood. It's got numerous little hail dents so I'll have to get it painted with the bumpers. Paint match is about 95% including the fender so I'll paint that too.

The busted hood was really bent. If I closed the hood, the replacement headlamp would have been crushed!

mech9T8 03-10-2014 12:04 PM

Looking better already

windwagen 03-10-2014 07:09 PM

Here's a bonus, the previous owner of the hood did a great job aiming the washer jets....

Any news on your car?

mech9T8 03-10-2014 09:42 PM

Haven't heard from my insurance company in a week. Maybe there's a back log for the adjusters to work through. I'm in no rush. It just gives me more time to look for another car. Hard to find a good e39.

windwagen 03-10-2014 10:03 PM

Maybe you can upgrade to M5? E60??

mech9T8 03-10-2014 11:06 PM

Really want an e39. May start looking in the states.

windwagen 03-11-2014 08:19 AM

I saw some on kijiji and autotrader while I was looking for my hood and fender... Did you see the thread for the cheap M5? It's very flaky....

mech9T8 03-11-2014 12:06 PM

Searched kijiji and autotrader but no success yet.

windwagen 03-11-2014 10:43 PM

This looks like fun...

windwagen 03-11-2014 11:08 PM

this too...

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