Hail today wrecks a 3200

philw696

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Sad indeed but I wonder if one of the dent magician's could do anything as no broken paintwork ?
 

Wattie

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Saw that on tv and it was mental, dozens of cars destroyed! Shame for your friend and his pride and joy.
We’ve storms here tonight. One extreme to another at the moment here.
 

2b1ask1

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Looks like the 4200 I looked at with Voicey that had been parked under a large conker tree for 5 years!

Very sad to see.
 

conaero

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Ah, that is very sad. Just be thankful that was no on your head!

I take it people die from this too, must be terrible.
 

TimR

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Just watched some footage my brother sent of a similar storm; he lives in Melbourne. The same thought went through my mind on seeing it- that would wreck Maserati tin work.
What a shame...!:eek:
 

Zep

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That’s horrible. I can’t imagine the sinking feeling of walking back to see that.
 

MRichards

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It's amazing what the "tap-tap" men can do for repair of hail damaged panels. This one is repairable but it's a big job. Given that the car is not worth much,say A$40,00 absolute tops,the cost of repair by the usual people is prohibitive. So,normally it's a write-off. However,there are retired tap-tap men who will take the job for their interest in tackling a project & the money side of it is relatively unimportant. Finding such a person in Canberra is the problem.
So here's a call-out to anyone in the industry or anyone who knows of a capable tap-tap man to help. We have such a man in Melbourne who recently repaired a badly hail damaged Commodore SS for about $2000 over three days assisted by others who removed interior trim to access the reverse side of panels. It's a big complicated job,but,if you've done it before,it's just another job. The uniquely thin panels of the 3200 GT would make the job somewhat easier,but more demanding because,as we owners know,the tiniest little dimple shows up.
 

BL330

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Hi All, spoke to the owner today and good results may come from this situation.
Firstly they expect an insurance write off, given extensive damage to every panel and 3200 tail lights.
He wants to see what the salvage cost is, as he has first rights to the wreck under his policy, to make it a race car.
The neighbouring business to his, is a dent repairer, a very good one. I use him too. So he can get mates rates on fixing it.
Secondly he is eyeing the same colour in an Assetto Corsa to replace the damaged car with.