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Hi Alex,

Any chance of a few pics (rear elevation & side-on), so that I can have a look to see how bad it seems?

It may be as bad as Noel suggests, or it can be that the 'crash cans' (the bits designed to implode upon impact) have done their job, and its simply the case of a bumper being held at a jaunty angle causing further problems.

These cans are designed to be replaced, and deflect the shock of impact away from the chassis (minimising distortion/deformation).

Its probably advisable getting the car onto a jig, so that reference point measurements can be taken to confirm/deny chassis damage.

But if its just the cans that have served their purpose, they can be replaced when the bumper has been removed.

Parts shouldn't be a problem, but it can be tricky getting specific colours (unless you are very lucky).

If you have under-cover facilities, and someone to help you, you could even change these items over yourself, as its only a few bolts holding these items in place.


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