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Has anyone come across this before?  BoT used a recovery service to move my car from their garage to RRR and this damage was done by winching the car onto the recovery service's flatbed truck.  Doesn't say much for the strength of these towing eyes...

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Love it ...... "shock-loading" aka jerking the shite out of the car while loading it.  ;)

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1 hour ago, Jack said:

Love it ...... "shock-loading" aka jerking the shite out of the car while loading it.  ;)

Yes that sort of thing 😀

 

1 hour ago, Mattmahope said:

Thanks. Hopefully a new one is already on its way from @Seriouslylotus!

Yes left here 40 minutes ago...

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3 hours ago, Mattmahope said:

Now that’s what I call service @Seriouslylotus! Thanks very much.

Hopefully it’s easy to swap out the damaged one for the new?

As George says.......

Very very easy

Regove front grille (4 Screws)

Remove 2 x  8mm bolts (13mm spanner)

Remove/replace tow eye

Refit 8mm bolts x2

Refit front grille

Job done

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It doesn't look impossible, but there would be a few parts needed to retrofit:

https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?MAK=1&MDL=40&TBL=11923&SMA=&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0

Hard to be certain that the bolt points are identical (they don't look it), the crash structure has changed part number for the 410 and 350 VIN 11049 onwards, so could be different pick up.

see https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?MAK=1&MDL=40&TBL=11913&SMA=&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0

I'm assuming you'd be looking to modify your existing grille, rather than replace with the new 410 etc. grille, which appears to fit from the rear with completely different mounting points...

https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?MAK=1&MDL=40&TBL=11929&SMA=&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0

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