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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need some help car damages assessment please!

I'd really appericate everyone help in this matter. My brother came home one night and his M3 was hit in the back. He did not notice it until he left Applebees then he drove home afterwards.
The insurance company is trying to charge my brother with fraud.
He did not hit a poll. THERE WERE NO POLES IN THE PARKING LOT WHERE HE PARKED IT. Ok, glad I got that out.

So here are the pictures, can anyone tell me what the hell did this?
Note to huge indent in the exhaust and the gouge underneath the trunk.
If anyone had any experiences with this sort of BS I would greatly appericate it.





Thanks for looking guys and gals!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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Wow... so weird.... I can't even imagine what did that, because it actually looks to narrow to even be any kind of pole one WOULD encounter in a parking lot.

Almost looks like some sort of ladder... like one of those big conversion vans from the 80's with the ladder that goes up to the top... maybe if they came out at an angle toward his car, and only one side of the ladder came in contact with the car?

Totally grasping for straws here... good luck!! I'm sorry he's gotta deal with this...
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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Well I do see why they think it was some type of a pole...humm...that's a toughy.
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dont know looks like it might have been a brush gaurd on a pick up

wide open and up on one
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Brush Gaurd, or beings your in Canada, a snow plow attachment maybe

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Wow... so weird.... I can't even imagine what did that, because it actually looks to narrow to even be any kind of pole one WOULD encounter in a parking lot.

Almost looks like some sort of ladder... like one of those big conversion vans from the 80's with the ladder that goes up to the top... maybe if they came out at an angle toward his car, and only one side of the ladder came in contact with the car?

Totally grasping for straws here... good luck!! I'm sorry he's gotta deal with this...
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Well I do see why they think it was some type of a pole...humm...that's a toughy.
Yeah, It's really annoying cause we don't know what could have hit underneath the exhaust to dent it too. It's really weird, if it was a pole, it probably would have done most damage on the bumper and not so evenly in this case. >_<
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Brush Gaurd, or beings your in Canada, a slow plow attachment maybe
No snow when he found the damages on Oct 20th. Pictures are just new with snow in the background.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:52 PM
 
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That is just freaky. Esp the prefectly round dent in the metal just above the plastic bummper cover. It would have had to be a solid bar to leave that kind of well formed impression. I was thinking maybe a open car or van door, but it is too vertical and low considering the tail pipe.

Any farm equipment wandering around Manitoba parking lots?
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No farm equipment hanging around in that area. >_<
I'm doing some research on brush guards but it doesn't seem to make sense for underneath the trunk and exhaust.
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Esp the prefectly round dent in the metal just above the plastic bummper cover.
I can't figure out what could possibly make that kind of a mark...
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I did some research on grill gaurds and brush guards and I found a few pictures of some that looked somewhat suspicious.


What do you guys think? the bars are still too wide to fit and it wouldn't have caused the damage to the exhaust but this is the closest i found so far.
Anyone know anything else about grill guards? ><
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Snow plow would have been the right height and shape. Could have hit the car when the plow was turning?

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enclosed trailer?
the door hinge is about the right height to make that damage.
low riding bottom lip of trailer can damage muffler tip.
a trailer backing up at an angle can easily do that type of damage.

not sure what kind of trailer though...




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enclosed trailer?
the door hinge is about the right height to make that damage.
low riding bottom lip of trailer can damage muffler tip.
a trailer backing up at an angle can easily do that type of damage.

not sure what kind of trailer though...




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That's a really good picture I'm going to send it to my brother and dad to check it out, thanks alot for helping. The hinge on it could look like it did it O_O!
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I would say a pole.........
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I would say a pole.........
It was not a pole, there were no poles in the parking lot where he was. Plus no pole can do that kind of damage without scratching or bending the part where it was damaged.
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Grocery cart?
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Grocery cart?

my answer was better
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I lean toward trailer or snowplow. its the only thing I can imagine would do that crap. a pole is usually painted, and would have left some kind of paint on it, as would a car, but a snowplow the paint wears off while plowing, and the trailers, usually the edges are unpainted aluminum.
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