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Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 12:22

Vastly annoyed. Just got the Z1 back yesterday after nearly two months of being in and out of Munich Legends for servicing/repairs, only for a black cab driver to try to squeeze past the front of my car and drag the back wheel/rear corner across the front corner of the Z1. Aargh!

He stopped, was apologetic and we swapped details but.......aaargh!

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Anyone got any recommendations for good bodyshops in central London?
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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by Jet » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 15:22

Gawd, another summer spoiler. Don't you fancy Park Lane, its closer? What is ML body repairs like?

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Post by a1z1 » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 17:36

Argh no!
I can't recommend one in London but Sandicliffe of Loughborough have just collected the Red z1 after something strange happened to it at the Royal Windsor horse Show.

Damage to the bonnet boot and hood.
Hagerty have been fantastic. And the body shop will have it done for silverstone classic.

Jonnie I hope you get it sorted quickly.

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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 17:48

Jet wrote:Gawd, another summer spoiler. Don't you fancy Park Lane, its closer? What is ML body repairs like?
Park Lane are still dearer on labour rates (£90+VAT for Classics vs £69+VAT at ML), plus I have less confidence in their knowledge of Z1s.
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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by BenZ1 » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 23:11

Gosh, Looks nasty! mind the cab was a bloody Merc.. No wonder he didn't know how to drive! :lol: hope you'll get it sorted soon, but it definitely isn't your summer after the brake light episode! By the way did ML tell you the origin of the problem... And the cure?

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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by Racing Tortoise » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 12:00

It was a loose connection likely caused by them disturbing the wiring whilst fitting the new dampers. They fixed it free of charge.
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Post by sfh3l » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 17:43

Oh dear RT. How bloody annoying. I don't have any recommendations, but hope that you get it sorted as spoon as you can - especially now that the sun is out!
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Post by Racing Tortoise » Mon 08 Jul, 2013 11:04

Annoyingly, it might need a new wing, believe it or not, as all the mountings have snapped/cracked on that side (they are fine on the other side).
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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by Green Genie » Mon 08 Jul, 2013 12:12

Really sorry to hear of your troubles RT I also can't recommend a London based repairer, but when I saw your old green car after ML had arranged for a cosmetic makeover it looked like new.

I know it's a bit of a trek there but they did your old car proud
Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by FinerZ1 » Mon 08 Jul, 2013 12:36

Sorry to see this RT...hope you get it fixed soon. If you have any luck sourcing a new wing through ML could you PM me as I'm in the same boat unfortunately.

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Re: Z assaulted by black cab (bodyshop needed!)

Post by Racing Tortoise » Mon 08 Jul, 2013 15:39

Will do. I have also requested a quote from BMW Park Lane's Classic workshop - they were the ones who raised the mounting points issue when they inspected the car. They are looking into whether wings are available...
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