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Old 4th March 2010, 14:01   #16
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That is bad, which area is this ?
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Oh Dear Vert.

GET WELL SOON.
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Old 4th March 2010, 15:15   #18
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Man that sucks. Get one of them lemons and chillies or whatever it takes to cast away all those evil eyes.
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Old 4th March 2010, 15:30   #19
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Hi, a bad incident no doubt, but do not lose heart. Life is full of ups and downs, this is a downer one can live with. There are worse things that can happen. Now pull yourself together and the car out, do it up, and take photos to show how you have overcome this catastrophe. Life goes on, and the fully repaired bug will be another high.

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Thanks for all your support! We're now evacuating the house since other rooms have cracks as well.

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Oh this is so insane. Hope you tools and equipments are intact. Ravi has give you an expert advice and is sure the cause of failure. The lenter is smooth from the inside why not remove the left over and paint it like that. A lot of parking lots have the ceiling like that way.
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Old 4th March 2010, 16:39   #21
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Ouch and really sorry to see this! Hope you get the bug back in shape soon.
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Tch Tch. My my. Make sure the landlord has a lot to hear.

I don't really see the damage on the car. More pictures please. Especially of the front.

There is nothing superstitious here, just bad workmanship on the building, thats all. Those lemon and chillies never work, they just give you mental satisfaction that nothing will happen to your car. The "buri nazar" thing, well, differs from person to person.

Get your bug back to its prime. Best of luck to you and wishing your car a speedy recovery.

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Old 4th March 2010, 17:31   #23
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Its really sad to see this. Don't get disheartened, Wishing a speedy recovery for the bug
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A sad thing to happen.I hope you get the recovery done quickly for the bug.
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Old 5th March 2010, 01:22   #25
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Ouch! Its sad to see something that we spend a lot of time on getting destroyed in Seconds. Similar thing happened to me when on the very next day of getting my car after pimping and stuff, a street light cover came crashing on the roof, windshield and driver door. So i know how you feel, dont loose heart. Wish u and your Bug a speedy Recovery.
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Could have been dangerous /fatal if people or kids were under that roof. Make sure you sue the builder.

Car does not look too bad actually.
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Could have been dangerous /fatal if people or kids were under that roof. Make sure you sue the builder.

Car does not look too bad actually.
Exactly my thoughts. Things can be repaired, damages can be fixed. But if someone was actually around there when the concrete fell down, imagine what could have happened.
So keep this aside for now, buddy. Go after the landlord and get him to cover as much of the costs as may be possible. His house caused damage to your property, so he ought to be responsible.
Good luck, and keep us posted on the way things go.
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Finally moved into a new house and got settled (as in got my garage work area set up). Brought in the vert a few days ago. Started work on stripping the top. The damage is to the rear wood bow (broken), rearmost metal bow - bent (perhaps i can live with this), front metal bow - bent considerably.

My initial thought was that I would have to strip the top down completely. I may still have to do that, but for now, I've stripped the top and middle layers from the back and left the headliner on -- removing the headliner only from the broken wood bow and the bent front bow.

I've removed the wood bow and repaired it. The challenge is with the front bow. My options are:
(a) cut it out and either repair it or get a used section from the US -- and weld back on (hopefully cutting and welding can be done without burning up the headliner.
(b) leave it on and use a pulley and hook system from the ceiling to lift up on the bent down section and straighten it that way.
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Nice to see the DIY master on his job

I know its not a joke, but for Byas, its just a few tricks up his sleeve.

I think we can continue this thread for all our various automotive disasters or rather mishaps we encounter during our ownership. The title is apt.
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My aaaaaagh i want to cry moment

Faulty distributor cap made lot of damage to the rear paint job and the engine room also was a bigggggg mess.

Happy that i attended to it very soon, within a week the Bus was back, running on the Namma Bengaluru roads.
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