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    Cool Resurrecting Tlees Astra

    Been speaking to my dad today and we've decided that the Astra is going to be fixed and he will pay ( am only 3rd party insurance )

    I took both wings off and the crash bar today, along with one of the fans.

    The drivers side will need a bit of jigging which I'm going to get done tomorrow. I'm unsure about the damage to the suspension/wheel as it currently sits slightly out of alignment. Whether its just the tracking rod or what I'm not sure, gonna get the garage to look at it tomorrow.

    I'm gonna fix most of it myself, maybe not the radiator but the cosmetic damage will be done by me.

    I will need:

    new bonnet
    2 new wings
    new bumper + 1 fog
    crash bar
    2 new wheel arches
    new auxillary belt
    new radiator

    Here's some updated pictures of the damage, what do you guys reckon the cost/time will be to fix it all?









    Astra is coming back..bigger badder and better
    ..or is it? Thinking of buying a coupe

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    all parts listed should come in at less than 200

    u can save by gettin 2nd hand panels but rad can be had new for about 45, crash bar for about 25, belt 10 etc

    try the vauxall specific breakers for panels etc - i personally use vauxhall heaven in sheffield http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/vauxhallheaven/ try these or just a general ebay search....even if u cant get an exact colour match even a fresh layer of paint shouldnt be that costly

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    Yeah that was the price i had in mind geordie, There's a VX breakers not far away from my house which is where I plan on getting the stuff from.

    The paintwork wont be a probs, once it's driveable I can take it to my cousins and he can spray it for me.

    Just worried about the bit where the crash bar attaches too as thats pretty mashed
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    heres a crash bar/ bumper reinforcer on ebay if it helps
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    thanks mate, plently of time left on that so when I get paid I'll order that in, unless I can find it cheaper at the vx breakers. unlikely though seeing as though they wanted 25 for n/s wing mirror
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    Also can anyone tell me what those circle shaped things are to the left of the radiator? I had a few of them fall of
    Astra is coming back..bigger badder and better
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    which bits do you mean, can you highlight them in the pic?
    if its the black rubber rings they go on the back of the lights around where the bulbs go in
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    Astra is coming back..bigger badder and better
    ..or is it? Thinking of buying a coupe

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    could be the horn
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