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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #700 on: 01 December 2012, 15:08 »
You're missing the point: the car wasn't visible, I didn't see it, he assumed too much.

As I pointed out, he also did the same with a Ferrari on the same day (which Unique had to get repaired from what I've read) and another 7-8 other people said they'd had near-misses with him on the day, too.

The main things are:

Everything was resolved amicably
No one got hurt
No one punched anyone
We got back out on track by lunchtime and weren't involved in any further incidents

We will be back out there in due course, as hopefully will the Golf.

Job's a good 'un.
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #701 on: 01 December 2012, 15:30 »
As for my fence, that wasnt you that went through it was it :D

oh and I have better things to do than drive through other people's fences.  :grin:
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #702 on: 02 December 2012, 00:08 »
You're missing the point: the car wasn't visible, I didn't see it, he assumed too much.

As I pointed out, he also did the same with a Ferrari on the same day (which Unique had to get repaired from what I've read) and another 7-8 other people said they'd had near-misses with him on the day, too.

The main things are:

Everything was resolved amicably
No one got hurt
No one punched anyone
We got back out on track by lunchtime and weren't involved in any further incidents

We will be back out there in due course, as hopefully will the Golf.

Job's a good 'un.

you forgot that someone cleared your armco damage bill, now why would they do that  :whistle:

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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #703 on: 02 December 2012, 11:22 »
Who cares its done with now!

Glad it's straight and don't need to jig it up.

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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #704 on: 02 December 2012, 15:36 »
Hang on - it's not been lined up yet!
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #705 on: 02 December 2012, 18:56 »
Oh  :lipsrsealed:


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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #706 on: 02 December 2012, 20:58 »
How much was the amrco damage bill then ?
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #707 on: 02 December 2012, 22:03 »
No idea.  Not mine to sort and hence of no real interest.
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #708 on: 29 December 2012, 19:38 »
Finally got the Golf down to a Hunter-type alignment set up today, with 'some' dampers on the front, and all of the other new bits.

-2.75degrees camber on the nearside and -1.75 on the offside was set to -2.35ish on both sides by releasing the sub-frame, getting a bar on it and giving it a herck across back towards the offside (where the impact was).

With that minor tweak everything is within tolerance again.

This is a huge relief.  Now I have to choose which dampers to put on the front and by the looks of things I need some perkier springs at the back, as with the addition of the cage the rear wheels have gone from -2.5 to -3.3 camber and the rear shafts are now pointing up from the diff a bit.  I might replace dampers all round and see if that changes the ride height at all (I know it *shouldn't*).

Also still required is a replacement front bumper and the offside front wing needs someone with some bodywork skills to push it out at the front where it was crushed.
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #709 on: 29 December 2012, 19:59 »
I can do the wing, been 25 years since I worked in a bodyshop but hey ho  :whistle:

Shall see what I can sort on the bumper front on the mainland too  :smiley:

Glad it's all straight  :cool: