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post #2 of (permalink) Old 27th June 2009
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Ouch,that looks pretty bad to be honest.The part that is damaged is the deformable section of the rear chassis leg.This is designed to do exactly as it has and absorb some of the impact.If that has deformed,then all of the panel work attatched to it is also out of shape and in my honest opinion it should be repaired properly rather than just a quick straightening out session with a hammer.

If your mate has insurance,then I would seriously consider claiming,I know it may cause problems but I guess he was the one at fault and should be liable to put the damage right.Sorry it's not tha answer you were probably looking for,but in the interest of you safety it needs to be done properly,you might have a higher speed impact in that area of the car again in the future and if the damage isn't repaired properly it could result in a far more serious incident.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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