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Old 06-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #21
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My daily driver is a salvage title car, but it's no Miata.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:53 PM   #22
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Went to go look at it yesterday. The passenger mount sheared completely popping off the top rad hose, it doesn't look like the unibody is tweaked, rad support looks good too. There is some mashing of sheet metal where the headlight is, but yes, unfortunately kbb value for the msm is about 6 grand, depending on how much it's going to be, might total out. Regardless Ima buy it back anyway
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #23
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So, was it your fault, or the Hyundai driver's?
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So, was it your fault, or the Hyundai driver's?
Dont answer that.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:27 PM   #25
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Good point. Question already answered anyway:
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Anyhow.... good luck on the rebuild. I wasn't kidding about my offer to buy either, FYI.
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Anyhow.... good luck on the rebuild. I wasn't kidding about my offer to buy either, FYI.

No you weren't. You're a sick, sick man Ed.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:01 PM   #27
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Owning more salvage Miatas will surely give me the superpowers to beat you in go-kart racing. I am determined.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:37 PM   #28
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is this normal buldge on the driver side?



it was actually my fault.

though the hyundai made out better than i did i suppose, just some scratches on the fender and a flat tire.
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nope. its bent
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is this normal buldge on the driver side?
Nope. Car is totaled without a doubt.
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Nope. Car is totaled without a doubt.
super cereal?

there no other buldges beneath or around, only that top lip
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One bulge means there are problems elsewhere. That's the problem with wrecked cars.

On my car, what we thought was maybe a couple control arms ended up being both rear control arms AND the spindle, AND the whole front subframe. Still haven't aligned it to know if the rest of the car is straight.

Make them pay you fair value for it (At least $8k). Buy it back. THEN decide what to do with it.
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super cereal?

there no other buldges beneath or around, only that top lip
It was marginal before we knew it needed frame work. It's definitely totaled.
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yep. totalled
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I deal with a lot, actually only wrecked cars and that is an easy fix. It needs a little pull and that rail will straighten out. Since it didn't blow the bags I think they'll fix, unless it's got a lot of miles. Most insurance companies are 70-75% of ACV.
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pretty sure that's close to 70 if you add it up, using dealership prices and shop rates.
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yes!!!!!! another salvage miata ..... for sure buy it back !!!! don't let the insurance take it please ..... and ed "turbofan" is a serious guy, depending on your location we might be able to take the MSM of your hands
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Take a photo of where the upper core support meets the inner apron on the driver's side. That'll be the most telling about the extent of repairs it needs.

I see TX plates, if you're near Austin I can take a look at it for you, it's my profession.
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super cereal?

there no other buldges beneath or around, only that top lip
Don't listen to these guys, seriously. I fixed a much worse wrinkled frame with a few hours work. The most important thing is to be sure the frame is square. If it is not square, than you have to decide if it's worth the expense or not. There are tools and shops that can fix that with no problem.

It all boils down to how important the car is to you. If it were me, I would fix that car in a heart beat.
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