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The Renault 5 incident...

Post by CBA » 10 Jun 2013 08:00 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMiC6D5sCNY

Don't leave your towing eye bolted in please.

If I'd had a passenger... just don't leave it in :D

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Re: The Renault 5 incident...

Post by classicswede » 10 Jun 2013 11:44 pm

I've had that problem of ripping cars apart when yoy tow them with a Volvo :lol:
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Re: The Renault 5 incident...

Post by jtbo » 11 Jun 2013 01:22 am

CBA wrote:sm91 sm91 sm91 sm91 sm91
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMiC6D5sCNY

Don't leave your towing eye bolted in please.

If I'd had a passenger... just don't leave it in :D
Shame, it did look quite nice R5, those are rare and expensive here.

Good thing it was not 2CV, I have seen what happens to such when trailer of a lorry goes sideways and mangles over it, not a pretty sight, but at least occupants had no time to feel the impact before grind to pieces :roll:
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Post by CBA » 11 Jun 2013 08:56 am

It was a good little car, no rust whatsoever, few bits of paint faded/scratched - it was written off just as I'd ordered new driveshafts, carb rebuild kit n so on :? Wouldn't have another, too flimsy. The top speed was quoted at 87mph and it did precisely 87mph.... I swear: If you drove it gently the fuel actually REPLENISHED as you drove.
Claim is almost complete, just medical stuff to send off and... £10,000~ to me :twisted: There's only one continuing disablement from the crash, I cannot empty a shopping trolley - the bend, twist, lift-repeat operation is crucifying... But I hate shopping 8)

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Re: The Renault 5 incident...

Post by Speedy88 » 11 Jun 2013 07:32 pm

Looks brutal! I still can't work out what happened though, was it a truck that caught you or were you T-boned by a car?
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Post by L14MNP » 11 Jun 2013 07:34 pm

Speedy88 wrote:Looks brutal! I still can't work out what happened though, was it a truck that caught you or were you T-boned by a car?
I was also wondering what happened...

Sorry to hear about the discomfort, mate. Sleep on your pile of money, to lessen the blow! :D
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Post by jtbo » 11 Jun 2013 07:58 pm

I think it was tow hook thing of the towing truck that was not secured properly?
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Re: The Renault 5 incident...

Post by Hell Driver » 11 Jun 2013 11:45 pm

I would have thought just and ordinary car hook left in the front of a car would have done that, someone pulling out of a junction into as as you drove past?

I saw a car today with one still in, thought of this incident.

It would be even worse with a truck towing hook, some bin lorries round here leave them in all the time, massive hooks that stick out nearly a foot, painted yellow. I assume they often get stuck on the tip and need towing out. I heard one of the bin men talking about them to someone once, apparently it's legal despite the serious danger to pedestrians!

Must have been a really bad jolt as the car was ripped apart, the rest of the front of the car that hit you was soft and springy....except that part. That kind of payout won't go down well with thier insurance company for would should have been a scrape. The excess should be higher for left in tow eyes!
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Post by L14MNP » 12 Jun 2013 12:12 am

Regarding the wagons, all they need for.it to be legal, is no sharp edges afaik.

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Post by CBA » 12 Jun 2013 12:02 pm

Correct: I would have thought just and ordinary car hook left in the front of a car would have done that, someone pulling out of a junction into as as you drove past?

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Post by Hell Driver » 12 Jun 2013 09:11 pm

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