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    I've.....erm....Flipped it :\

    Sunday morning at 7:46 on way to pick up friend for work, came up a hill, speedo read 35 at this point, speedlimit was 40, i was accelerating, but gradualy, hit the top of the hill, on the other side is a sweeping left hand bend, halfway through the bend at a guess of about 37-42mph, the back kicked out to the right, tried to recover it but then went the other way, tried to recover that, but went the other way again, now at this point im going sidewards in my lane, try to get it back straight but it spins the whole way round, now im going back wards in the other lane, hit the curb, sent the car skywards and barrel rolled in the air, car then landed straight on its roof.
    Tried to get out but no doors would open. managed to get the passanger door slightly ajar then was just kicking at it from inside until there was enough room to get out and squuezed out.

    came out with only glass scratches.

    police officer nearly spun on same bend.

    Me: "I've ****ed it propper haven't i?"
    Police officer: "Mate, You've gone out in style!"

    Looking at the damage, its only rood impact. Whats the best way to fix/repair this?

    re-shell? or push roof out?

    Was an astra sporthatch 1.6 sxi black, 05 plate.
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    Not even sure it can be fixed? Pictures would help.

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    Mate sounds like your lucky to be alive ! lol

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    I'm gonna say by the sounds of it it's going to be a write off.

    I'm also going to say it's probably not a good idea to attempt a repair. If you haven't embellished the truth in your story above then the car has been weakened by all the impacts. As a general rule, any car that lands on its roof is a write off and is subsequently unsafe.

    Just be happy that you're here to tell the tale and move on

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    Yuss, very lucky, and very scary :\ still shaken up now.

    i have some pics on my phone, ill upload them soon.

    As the rest of the car is completley fine, is the best thing to do get a new shell and transfer all the parts over?

    if so, where could i get a shell from? what are the rough prices?

    Also, if the shell was a brand new shell, would it be registered as a new car?
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    wow mate glad your ok.. i would say it might b ok it might just be body damage... you just have 2 do the waiting game now
    astra cdti 202bhp 323 lb-ft torque 45mpg
    audi tt 180bhp and no lb-ft torque lol

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    Going round mums house now to go take some pictures of the car. ill upload laterr.
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    Sounds like a very lucky escape!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    O dear... glad to hear ur ok tho mate & no 1 else was injured - thats the main thing
    1.4 MK5 BEAST!

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    I would break the car and use the money to buy a new one, because you landed on the roof I wouldn't even bother trying to repair it!


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