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Post  Mk3rob on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:01 pm


With a lot of help from my friends Hug

Anything that Neil can do, i cant do as well Very Happy

Red Leader should be putting the pics on here for me.
Guess i will have to learn how to do it myself
I'm going to get lots of practice
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Post  red_leader on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:57 pm

The pics should be found here :-
http://www.scampownersclub.org.uk/robs_accident/rob.htm

Note :- Not linked from the Scamp web site.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:13 am

Pity theres no in-car video footage - could have been on worlds wildest video's - joking aside Rob is ok and thats the main thing - the last Scamp accident (before Neils) sadly did not have the same outcome. I have had one on road and one off road in a Scamp, my ANJ attacked a Sierra at a crossroads £2,000 repair bill - Scamp new front tyre a bent bumper oh and a bruised knee) my fault and I ran over myself whilst green laning, again my fault (have the scar on my leg to remind me never to do such a stupid thing again). Scamps don't have air bags or front radar (as far as I know), box section does not deform legs and arms do. Its Newark this weekend and would liked to have been there but Nettie only came out of hospital Thursday maybe next year. Take care everyone "lets be careful out there" (Hill Street Blues 1981).
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:30 pm


A lot of Scamps are named.

Due to recent events and the fact that it took 2 recovery trucks to pull us apart after my Scamp bit and held onto the Freelander. affraid

I have now named my Scamp the "Pitbull" Twisted Evil
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Ouch!! Still one hit to paint on your wing Rob! Hope you are o.k. and your back is not too painful.
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Post  OSR on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:31 am

Bloomin' Heck Rob - proper job there!
Glad to hear everyone's ok. Take it easy for the next couple of weeks to give your back a chance to recover. Keep us updated with how the rebuild of Pitbull goes.
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:11 pm

The Ins co called this am and i told them that i would be springing the Pitbull from the garage and paying the costs.

So this pm i went and paid the bill:

£250...........Recovery from M42
£60............3 days storage
£10............Move Pitbull 1 mile to layby to fix/realign steering.

2 hours in layby,
replace bent tie-rod,
adjust tracking due to bent steering arm (hub to T/rod arm) wheels now straighter then they were.
Fix A- frame and brackets to bumper after crowbar/sledging it straighter ish

Talk to woman in layby.........".i've got a Scamp in a garage, we only use it to go up/down our long drive, do you know any one who wants to buy it"...............E-reg mk2
Gave her Scamp club/forum details.

Drove 30 miles North to James house, ate 1/2 his dinner (as you do) assessed damage and metal work reqd for repairs.

Tomorrow... Phone Jono and Andrew Maclean
Mon pm, start strip down for James to work his magic and eat some more food, I feel a chinese coming on.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:42 pm

Laughing No mate you didnt ate half of my dinner, it was all of Leanne's! Laughing





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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:44 pm

Bugger the Scamp repair,I'd just go for the food Rob!
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:46 pm

"Sausages!"
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:47 pm

Humble pie doesnt taste as good as apple pie Very Happy
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:32 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Humble pie doesnt taste as good as apple pie Very Happy

I did wonder what she'd put on the plate. maybe it would have been better with gravy. Laughing
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:28 pm

Did you not have AA / RAC / Green Flag cover Rob?
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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:05 pm


The RAC do not collect vehicles after accidents only breakdowns.
So it was a case of waiting ages and having aggro or biteing the bullet and emptying my wallet by going to collect it myself.
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:05 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote:Did you not have AA / RAC / Green Flag cover Rob?
Our Ben had a problem on the M25 a few years ago,he had an accident in the fast lane,bumper fell off and there was a punctured radiator,called the police and told them he was going to move it to the hard shoulder.He then called the AA explaining that it would have to be recovered......................so they turned up in a little van.The AA bloke said "Oh you need a recovery unit then" and dissapeared.The police,in the mean time had called their own recovery which turned up and explained to Ben that it would cost him £130.00 for the recovery and he was to pay then and there,so him and his mate told the guy that the AA were on their way,the bloke wasn't having any of it.In the end the AA bloke and the Police recovery were argueing the toss on the hard shoulder and Ben and his mate had sprawled themselves over the bonnet of the car to prevent the Police recovery from taking it. In the end the AA did take his car but only after Ben had paid the Police recovery man,he did,however put a complaint in to the Police and eventually got his money back.
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Post  ZED on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:37 am

Glad nobody was seriously hurt (Scamp included). Very Happy

E&R. Wink
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:33 pm

I stand corrected cover is for breakdowns only - but recovery should be covered on your insurance if fully comp, I suppose your premium will be higher next year to pay for the Freelander !
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Post  Mk3rob on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:32 pm


Well my first choice source for box-section has stuck out with his suppliers.

Does anyone know of a source, pref in the Midlands area.
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Post  SUMB on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:21 pm

You tried ASD Steel Stockholders? They are nation wide.

Hub Le Bas are in Leicester.

Or just try Yell.com and look for Steel Stockholders in your required location.

Metals4u are mail order but boy do they know how to charge.
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Post  Regsmonster on Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:59 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote: I ran over myself whilst green laning, again my fault (have the scar on my leg to remind me never to do such a stupid thing again)
It was funny to watch though! Laughing
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Post  nhazelwood on Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:29 pm

I ended up at Steelfast in Redditch as it was 10mins from work. Plus i managed to get free delivery to work as we use them quite a bit.
Only drawback was they only carried 2mm wall in the imperial size.
If i'd have had 40x40 rhs could have had 1.6,2,3 & 5mm wall.

On a side note, the imperial rhs is usually quoted as '10swg' or '??swg' or standard wire gauge. The link below has a swg to mm conversion.

http://www.simetric.co.uk/sigauge.htm

The 2mm wall stuff isn't going to be strong enough for a standard scamp chassis, (Walle is now a little bit reinforced to cater for it), but if your in the poo for some, got about 1.5meters left over Rob.

The only other place i can think of, off the top of my head is "Metal Supermarket" over in Coventry. You pay more, but you can buy it cut to length & dont have to buy a 6m length like most stockholders.

Neil

I'll dig out the number for "North Worcestershire Steels" when i get to work on monday, also Redditch based, but we use them as they've got hold of some odd stuff for us over the years.
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:51 pm


Just found out that my next door neighbour actually woks for a tube/box-section maufactures, so i have put in an order which will only cost me scrap value Very Happy
Have told him that i wanted the angles sharp enough to chop the legs of pedestrians at the shins Twisted Evil , but not to shore how tight it will be.

Neil, i might be interested in the 1 1/2 M for the LH side rail, to keep the sides looking the same and then have the front done in the new stuff. Watch this space.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Rob, just make sure the new stuff is 14 guage (2mm) 1 1/2" imperial tube,

It'll look a right dogs breakfast if you end up with a mixture of metric and imperial on it.
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:54 pm


That is what i have asked for, I can only wait and see what i get.
See you Monday pm.
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Post  Adam on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:13 am

Can u send me a picture of how ur towbar is attached underneath?

When u get a minute.

Thanks

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