View Full Version : My Crash yesterday!! Lots of pics!

28-09-2006, 23:00
Well, unfortunately, i had a wee accident yesterday! :oops:

Was going towards a nice big roundabout which is next to work which is easy to see if anyone's coming, thought there was nothing so was on my way to carrying straight on, then realised the car to the right was coming all the way round, not turning off as first thought!

I was on a corner into the roundabout and had to stop.. on went the brakes and out goes the rear! kicks to left, then right, then im facing the kerb at 45 degrees... bang! up the kerb, (prob got alot of air) landed and slid to a stop 3 ft from a lampost with engine still running fine, phew!

Got out looked around, all is good i thought... until i saw my front wheel that was... BO***CKS!

Onto the RAC, got the recovery truck (didnt get charged!), police turned up, breathalized and got a 7 day producer. They were going to have me for environmental damage cos of the 'freshly cut grass' and the 1ft x 1inch divot i left in the pavement! They let me off tho (they can be nice!)

Anyway, the valver is now on my drive, all the broken bits are off apart from the driveshaft, hopefully get it sorted this weekend! We shall see...

By the way, i know im an idiot and im ok and laughing about it cos everyone's fine apart from my car! any amusing comments are more than welcome!

Here's the pics!
















There ya go!!


28-09-2006, 23:07
this is what it looks like today...



28-09-2006, 23:10
That doesnt look to good, bad to hear of the accident.
Cant work out where abouts in Portsmouth that is though.
Have you checked the chassis legs are still allright? does look quite nasty.
Is the subframe allright still?

28-09-2006, 23:13
can't believe you gashed them wheels up!

looks from the pics tho like someone had a dominos pizza so couldnt have all been bad.

Sorry about your car.

28-09-2006, 23:14
ohhh no :cry:

Hope it gets sorted without any problems mate.

28-09-2006, 23:19
pizza hut is better than dominoes

28-09-2006, 23:20
subframe looks fine,

its in waterlooville between asda and the tk maxx, halfords, matalan... car park (hambledon road).

what exactly are the chassis legs? are the the 2 bots of vertical metal about 6 inches long?!

I was on lunch from work, popped to dominos for the pizza and this happened on the way back! :cry:

I didnt eat any of it either, i suddenly lost my appetite!


28-09-2006, 23:20
it was a large mighty meaty and no they didnt, just breathalised and 7 day producer! was so so lucky!


28-09-2006, 23:33
Unlucky mate, at least your ok :)

28-09-2006, 23:59
Ouch thats a nasty crease in the roof too! good job you didnt hit anybody tho would have prob been a wright off

29-09-2006, 00:03
wow...not even winston can get a clio that low :wink:

glad noone was hurt dude...8)

29-09-2006, 07:50
when the car was being loaded onto the transporter did the front bumper scrape along the ground?????? hope its sorted soon mate!

29-09-2006, 09:23
The first nice set of Phase 2 wheels I've seen, and you ruined one!

Lucky you didn't hit that lamp post mate. Glad you're ok :)

29-09-2006, 11:49
did you use pizza to bribe the police?

J o n
29-09-2006, 12:11
gutted mate, hope it's back on the road soon!

Brun, wash your mouth out, Dominos are the pizza daddies!

29-09-2006, 12:27
indeed - pizza hut is greasy shite!

Hope the car is sorted quickly, kind of refreshing to read a post where someone admits they fcuked up and can laugh about it :)

29-09-2006, 14:42
unlucky fella, hope you get it back to how it was, without too much trouble!

29-09-2006, 15:23
You sure the crease in the roof wasn't already there? Thats where they tend to go normally anyway.

Looks like the hub took all of the damage anyway.

The subframe will almost certainly be bent or damaged. They are quite weak where the wishbones meat the subframe. Had to replace one before cuz my mate hit the kurd sideways at a very slow speed.

Get a new subframe to be sure, you can pick one up second hand for 30quid or less, get it sprayed etc, will look nice :)

There is lots of other bits that could be damaged. basically I would be checking and replcing all the suspension/steering/subframe/driveshafts.

Chassis legs are the two "rails" lol, on each side, that go from under the seats right to the front of the car.

29-09-2006, 15:35
poor old chap at least you were ok whan i crashed my punto into some gyipos i got find for using abusive words towords them the police can be ok though hope you get her sorted mate

29-09-2006, 15:36
poor old chap at least you were ok whan i crashed my punto into some gyipos i got find for using abusive words towords them the police can be ok though hope you get her sorted mate

29-09-2006, 16:05
Unlucky dude, glad your ok, have you had a quote for the work thats needed to get her back on the road again?

29-09-2006, 17:23
Noooo! You did exactly what I did to my van a while back - didn't care about doing it to that though....


I honestly though that post was gonna hit me and I was off flying down the other side!

29-09-2006, 18:01
shit dude that really sucks, saw the motor at trax and met you at the travelodge, those wheels looked so dam nice, gutted for you, hope you get it all sorted with little trouble

its ok the valvers with creases are the quickest

29-09-2006, 18:20
Thanks for the replies people! I want to get it all done asap cos i really need my car! might ask my mate if i can have his ax gt for a bit til its fixed!

Upon having another look tonight, i think i may need a power steering rack! so if anyone has one CHEAP, i'd appreciate it!

I'm pretty sure my subframe is ok, and the rails seem fine too. The dent wasn't there before, but there was alot of impact on the back where it's busted the seal so the dent next to the s.roof could have come from that. I'm gona have a good look ever it this weekend as im off and see what conclusions i can come to.
My uncle does crash reapirs so im gona try and get him up at the weekend and see what he thinks about it!

So, is the best idea to replace the power steering rack, subframe, wishbone, rod end, strut and driveshaft? Will i need the engine out for any of this? (Apart from subframe obviously!)

Thanks alot for ur help and input!


29-09-2006, 19:03
the subframe is absolutely fine! ive just had a really close look at it and there's been no movement that i can see, and it's all straight!

The steering rack has a tiny tiny bend in the end of the rod, it may be possible to heat it and bend it back, it is everso slight. But i'll see what my uncle says and let him be the judge.


29-09-2006, 19:42
black ph2s look Mintus :lol:

29-09-2006, 21:14
I wouldn't try and "bodge" anything by heating it up and bending it back, lol, well specially not steering components. Track Rod Ends are only 9quid each from GSF.

As the for Tie Rods, are they bent? Probably want to replace the one on the impact side.

What kind of condition are the wishbones in? They are piss poor weak.

Maybe you have been lucky not to cause to much damage.

I would have thought at the very least everything would have been bent backwards. But I havnt seen it.

I have fixed a car that has had similar impact damage to yours. It needed new subframe, wishbones, ARB, and track rods.

29-09-2006, 21:48
Unlucky dude! Hope you get it sorted! Not ncie when u crash your car. I did something very similar in my 205 Gti wishbone, wheel, hub and drive shaft where obliterated! I fixed both myself, not too dificult!

30-09-2006, 11:47
im pretty sure ive been very lucky to be honest summeh, im getting confused about track rod and tie rods? are they not the same thing? Ive kind of drawn circles around the parts im talking about. The end of the 'steering' bit is bent, where it goes into the 'track rod end'. the 'track rod end' is bent too. the part of the 'steering' that's circled, can that be replaced seperately or would it be the whole rack?

Sorry for the bad pic, was on my phone, i'l get some better ones tomorrow!



01-10-2006, 12:03
The track rod and ends are available as a complete unit from eurocarparts for about 30. What are you doing about the sill though?. :twisted: it looks f**ked on your photos

01-10-2006, 12:10
so the 'steering' part in the pic can be replaced seperately to the steering rack?!

my uncle can sort the sill out! he's a crash repair guy! that's the last of my worries at the mo! i just want to get the mechanical stuff sorted so it's driveable, i hate not having a car!

01-10-2006, 13:04
Yes, eurocarparts no.600745060 (LH) 600745070 (RH) Good luck, hope you are back on the road soon and keep your eyes open next time :wink:

Chris H
01-10-2006, 21:57
your actually putting that heap back on the road?

Its a bin mate, no way thats passed a real mot in the last year anyway. Needs new sills etc.

02-10-2006, 22:17
thanks for that comment!! much appreciated!

Chris H
03-10-2006, 11:05
your welcome, so what criminal charges are you facing?

03-10-2006, 11:06
Lol accident looks nasty mate, get her back on the road.

Sills look in pretty bad shape tho :shock:

03-10-2006, 11:09
your welcome, so what criminal charges are you facing?

There's a clue in first post...

Onto the RAC, got the recovery truck (didnt get charged!), police turned up, breathalized and got a 7 day producer. They were going to have me for environmental damage cos of the 'freshly cut grass' and the 1ft x 1inch divot i left in the pavement! They let me off tho (they can be nice!)

dan 16v
03-10-2006, 11:14
sorry to hear about this, hope u get it all sorted.

03-10-2006, 11:35
enviromental damage?