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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

Applause Applause Applause
That was a pretty smart decision you made when you decided to hire an appraiser. It's basically the difference between being repaired and being totaled. Excellent decision. I guess we should be taking notes here. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

We're back!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

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We're back!
And looking good! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

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We're back!


We love it when a plan comes together. (Apology for the plagiarism.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

Good outcome! I hope to be following your lead very soon
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

Looks really good. That wasn't a simple repair.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

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Nice to see that you were able to receive a happy ending from your insurance company (even if you did have to work a bit for it).

Looks Great - Congrats!

I do love that color.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

Wow. Looks great. They did a good job repairing it. Did the weld in a new fender??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

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Wow. Looks great. They did a good job repairing it. Did the weld in a new fender??

That was the original plan, but the shop took a shot at pulling the fender and it came back nicely. They just had to weld in a new headlight surround piece. Here's a shot during the repair.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

That looks familiar... Did the exact.same repair on mine.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

We are all glad that things worked out.

Can you perhaps share insight on the appraisal process?
I haven't considered it yet as mine has been parked in the barn for 20 years and will be back on the road this spring.

How much time was involved with the process?
What is a ballpark price? $100...$500...more?
What kind of paperwork do you come away with?
Are there any certifications that add credibility to the appraisal?

Sorry if these are basic but you have caught my attention.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

^^^Re appraisal....
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=640918&highlight=appraisal

Congrats on getting back, that took a L O N G time. Looks like a very good repair, i don't think you lose a penny of value going forward. I guess you could call appraiser and ask him. Really, the way it came out...he would never have known if it was previously a repaired panel during his inspection. Glad you are back on the road!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Not the best start to the day... Reply with quote

Looks fantastic.

Would love to know the body shop you used?
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