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    Bodge of all bodges?

    I’m afraid I couldn’t get a picture, but ****ing hell!
    I lad drove to work today in his 2009 Astra VRXy looking diesel and as he stopped his front wheel folded up under the NS wing.
    So he asked me to have a look to see what was wrong.
    Well…
    It turns out his wife had used the car at the weekend and had ‘tapped’ the curb at ‘5mph’, she drove to her friends with the wheel a bit wobbly. Friends hubby takes a look and 1/2 hour later says he’s fixed it.
    She drives home along the bypass at ‘not above 70mph, honestly’
    Lad drives to work down country roads and dual carriageway ‘way over the speed limit’ and then stops at work, enter me.
    She had managed to an snap the lower control arm clean in two, at the ball joint, I’m guessing it actually snapped as she bumped up the curb at her mates house. Anyway the friend’s hubby ‘fixed it’ by wrapping about 30 cable ties all over it to hold it in place! She did say later that he said something about take it steady and go straight home, but…
    Honestly people scare me.

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    This is why the govt want IVA and to ban people from working on their own cars.
    Kinda beggars belief.

    Maybe a wind up phone call to the guy to advise the car crashed killing the occupants due to the dangerous fix and criminal charges will apply

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    I hear you ref Iva etc, but **** like that will become the easy option if joe public can’t buy car parts.
    The new arm is now fitted and the car is ‘safe’ again, save for the tracking being way way off. The part was on the shelf £50ish and on in 1/4hour, it most likely took longer to put the cable ties on!
    Tom has spoken the the chap and he said that he told Mrs Tom to drive the 3 miles home with her hazards on at crawling pace, but she just went about her day as normal. If it had been me, I’d have given her a lift home and said we’ll fix it on Monday.
    As you say beggars belief.

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    Ah, fair enough if he knew it was a total bodge, though I agree with you that it was a 'do not move this car till its fixed' problem.

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    JB Weld at least for that.

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    gotta love a good bodge
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    I think we have all been there at some time,
    I remember my uncle doing a simular thing with his Morris Minor when the bottom swivel joint failed . He wrapped it up with wire coat hangers (no cable ties in those days) and drove it about 400 yards to his house.
    I recon it's ok to do stuff like that but only th person that did the bodge should drive it!

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    Actually round here (No MOT, no mechanic licensing or testing) it would be classed as a good repair

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    when i bought my first mk3 zephyr (i was 19) on the way home the idler arm dropped out of it's thread. in 1963 only the bush was a thread (like the minor trunnions) and both wheels went in opposite directions. i pushed it back up into the 'thread' and tied a rope round the arm and up to the bonnet hinge so it couldn't drop out again. i drove slowly back to dad's yard where it sat 'til i fixed it properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaley View Post
    I’m afraid I couldn’t get a picture, but ****ing hell!
    I lad drove to work today in his 2009 Astra VRXy looking diesel and as he stopped his front wheel folded up under the NS wing.
    So he asked me to have a look to see what was wrong.
    Well…
    It turns out his wife had used the car at the weekend and had ‘tapped’ the curb at ‘5mph’, she drove to her friends with the wheel a bit wobbly. Friends hubby takes a look and 1/2 hour later says he’s fixed it.
    She drives home along the bypass at ‘not above 70mph, honestly’
    Lad drives to work down country roads and dual carriageway ‘way over the speed limit’ and then stops at work, enter me.
    She had managed to an snap the lower control arm clean in two, at the ball joint, I’m guessing it actually snapped as she bumped up the curb at her mates house. Anyway the friend’s hubby ‘fixed it’ by wrapping about 30 cable ties all over it to hold it in place! She did say later that he said something about take it steady and go straight home, but…
    Honestly people scare me.

    Chaley
    you write this like you dont approve. ???
    sent from my Commodore vic 32

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