The Scarlet Files: the extent of the damage.
|The following pictures make
grim viewing - Scarlet has definitely seen better days.
Here's the front end of SF, after we'd supported her on axle stands. Note extensive front left quarter panel damage...
|... which is shown to greater effect here. Note how the wheel has lazily fallen to the ground - the reasons for this become more apparant later.|
|Side view of that front wing.
These panels have been shifted backward - as can be witnessed by the closure of the panel
gap around the leading edge of the door.
Note too the damage to the front sill - hopefully mostly cosmetic...
|Rear quarter damage -
amazingly, the quad rear light clusters survive intact!
Note rear bumper damage, and loss of exhaust pipe finisher.
|Rear end view - as Andy looks forlornly on...|
|Inside the boot, there is damage to the internal welds, where the seams have pulled apart in the impact|
|Arrow points to crease on the bulkead panel adjacent to the heater box||Another view of the same panel...||...and another.|
|Battery panel buckled in the impact.|
|And there is a crease in the panel behind the battery shelf.|
|Note too how all the panels have been shifted rewards by the impact on the left hand side (as indicated by the arrow)|
|Same point made by the picture here - the tyre well can be seen to have moved backwards on the left hand side.|
|And here is the explanation for the wheel lying at a crazy angle: the stub axle has been ripped out of the upper ball joint, and the lower ball joint 'pin' has sheared off... But on inspection there is no creasing of the subframe, nor around the subframe mounts - which is good news.|
|And the last recorded mileage of Scarlet Fever - at the point of impact - 100,873.5 miles :o(|