Brokeded Legnum :(

Cunno

Crunching Gears
Location
SA
First Name
Corey
Drive
2001 Series 2 Legnum Pearl White
Here are some pics of my broken broom broom, has anyone had anything like this or know of any problems that i may have that aren't visable?
 

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BuzzPuppy

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Location
Victoria
First Name
Gavin
Drive
レグナム Super VR-4
Ouch mate, hope everyone/everything's ok?

On the bright side, your headlights are intact!
 

Cunno

Crunching Gears
Location
SA
First Name
Corey
Drive
2001 Series 2 Legnum Pearl White
well i was going around a corner and it was wet, i put the foot down a bit and the back end slid out then all of a sudden out of nowhere came our good friend called grip, and along with grip coming along a wall who decided he wanted to crash the fun party.
 

SiliconAngel

1 AYC Bar
Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
Drive
'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
Check the mounting brackets at the back of the fog lamps, I bet they're bent and the plastic mounting point has probably broken off the back of one of those fog lamps. The good news is you can get it (them) plastic welded back on - I've had both of mine fixed in this way.

Also check your bumper mounting rail as that may have been buckled, but if all the clips shattered instead you may have gotten off lightly. You've probably shattered the bottom mounting clips too - hopefully the brackets stayed attached.

Believe it or not if you still have all the pieces of that bumper it is probably fixable - certainly a lot cheaper than importing a new one from Japan.

You'll almost certainly need a new bonnet though - because there are two skins to a bonnet its almost impossible to repair them.
 

bogan bob

1 AYC Bar
Location
WA
First Name
Dion
Drive
'15 Amarok
Not good Corey! let us know how the repair goes, might be useful for the rest of us SA guys....

out of curousity, where abouts did it happen - i had a similar thing happen to me late sunday night, but i wasnt trying to do it and i managed to make it stick :p
 

Cunno

Crunching Gears
Location
SA
First Name
Corey
Drive
2001 Series 2 Legnum Pearl White
Check the mounting brackets at the back of the fog lamps, I bet they're bent and the plastic mounting point has probably broken off the back of one of those fog lamps. The good news is you can get it (them) plastic welded back on - I've had both of mine fixed in this way.

Also check your bumper mounting rail as that may have been buckled, but if all the clips shattered instead you may have gotten off lightly. You've probably shattered the bottom mounting clips too - hopefully the brackets stayed attached.

Believe it or not if you still have all the pieces of that bumper it is probably fixable - certainly a lot cheaper than importing a new one from Japan.

You'll almost certainly need a new bonnet though - because there are two skins to a bonnet its almost impossible to repair them.

do you know whereabouts i could enquire about fixing it?
 

trounced

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Wes
Drive
1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4
i asked my local guys in the bush to fix mine and they melted it and then gave it back saying it wasnt possible to weld it back together, my crack was not as bad but like the one in the 4th pic accross you have above

there is a post about the dolphin from bars, he is doing them for around 700 plus delivery and painting locally. thats a better option then getting it from japan.
 

SiliconAngel

1 AYC Bar
Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
Drive
'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
do you know whereabouts i could enquire about fixing it?
You need a bumper repairer. There's a guy in Perth that specialises in them and I've seen what he can fix, its amazing. You'd need to find someone in Adelaide who does similar work. I found these for you in the yellow pages:

Just Bumpers & Panels
(08) 8347 3252

Plastic Crash Repairs
(08) 8344 6728

All Plasticweld
0402 079 336

Start by giving them a call, give them an honest description of the damage and see if they can help. If they don't think they can do it, see if they know of a bumper specialist who might.

DON'T let someone **** your bumper up like Wes' - plastic repair requires gentle heat to get the bumper back into shape and then enough heat to soften the weld tape - it should never be so much that it melts or warps your bumper. I had my bumper successfully repaired (a week before it got destroyed in an accident) so there's no reason VR4 bumpers should be any less fixable than any other.

Having said that, if you don't have every major bit of your bumper it won't be repairable. A small piece less than 10mm square should be ok, but anything bigger will be too difficult.

Wes has a good point though - the dolphin copies are well priced, but be aware that they will lower your bumper an extra 3 or 4 inches I believe - ask Simon how much his bumper scrapes before you decide to stick one on your car.
 
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im assuming no insurance? or jus third party property damage?
 

mallen

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
SA
First Name
Matt
Drive
2000 Legnum VR4 Type S
You'll almost certainly need a new bonnet though - because there are two skins to a bonnet its almost impossible to repair them.

Ohhhh get a carbon fibre one... Don't get the dodgy one though :)
 
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Gutted man it always sucks to see an awesome car pranged up..
 

happymatch

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
nsw, Newington
First Name
jono
Drive
Maza Astina 323, Merc C Kompressor
oh my my

lucky everyone is o.k.. When my ex-car (EG CIVIC) had a similar accident i had to repair the bonnet proffesionaly but i used bit of a fibre glass and a heat gun to sort of repair them my self.. the result? what a waste of time it was....
 
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