I would just repair it then if the damage is not too bad. If done correctly you won't be able to tell the difference and you should have money left over for goodies.
I would be more concerned with like what Nessal said. Normally insurance companies want to close cases with in 30 days and I think most start finding ways to get it out of their cue no later than 90 days. Might be a total loss in the minds
i heard the S111 rear clams are fine for street car replacement - the fronts are a different story...something about headlight cut outs?I believe Shinoo has available aftermarket replacement clams for $1500. Check the Sector 111 website. they look pretty nice, and probably a lot cheaper than factory anyway, ans supposedly a bit lighter. I would imagine you would need to add you own heat shield material, but that is easy. Plenty of that kind of stuff available thru Summit Racing, Pegasus, etc. Hope this helps..........
Who's our local expert on Lotus? Aside from Park Place, that is.My 2005 Elise got gently nudged in the rear at a stop light about a month ago. The other guy's insurance is covering everything no problem, working with my preferred shop who are the local experts on Lotus, so all of that is going fine. However, this evening the guy at the shop called me to tell me that they were having trouble finding a new rear clam. According to him (and my local Lotus dealer) the supplier who Lotus had contracted to make rear clams for them has folded and the supply has dried up while they're trying to figure out who is going to start making them again. They're telling me it may be several months before they can get one.
Anyone else who is (or has very recently been) looking for a rear clam for an '05 Elise been getting this same answer? Any suggestions from the faithful out there?