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Old 01-08-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Here is from a local forum I am on...

I ran the car off the road...:

And then some nice hillbilly pulled it out...the steering locked..he was going to fast...and it slammed into an embankment...and fucked up the rear...however, I didn't have time to wait on the tow truck and wait because I couldn't afford to get a ticket for this...luckily...the rear bumper and finish panel needed replacing anyway...but I'm worried about the crease put in the left rear quarter panel.

Anyway, here is the story:
Some friends and I were on a drive down Highway 194, I led up the mountain, then let them lead down, I didn't want to push it on the way down because I had that feeling that everything wasn't feeling right, so I took it easy, I was going about 45 MAYBE 50 coming on a turn and I braked lightly...my right rear was the only one that grabbed and it locked up and the car started to skid, I'd estimate it slid about 30 feet then went off the road...hit wooden pole/fence and went down the hill about 8 feet or so....

I'm pissed because I was doing the speed safely...and my caliper locks up under LIGHT braking...I guess it could have been worse...and I got lucky.

The damage: Rear bumper, finish panel, rear quarter panel, drivers taillight, passenger fender if I can fix it...

Pics soon...this sucks...lesson 17 year old cars and safely driving = bad ...I gotta check the calipers later.
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^ That crease...sucks. I'm going to have to take that to a body shop and have them take a look at it...see how much of the body is damaged.
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So...I'm, looking for the pictured broken parts...
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I think his problem was lack of suspension travel
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #5
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lol...oddly enough, I'm really not that upset...I'm pissed because I was driving normal, but I wasn't doing anything dumb. Its just life so I'm not going to sweat it...she runs...I'm alive. Cars can be fixed or replaced.
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Im happy you are still alive my friend....things could have been worse, lol Hey I lost control going 110 miles an hour on the freewAY on a rainy night...I almost got hit by 3 cars doin ta 360 through 3 lanes....I about **** my pants..i WAS LUCKY the damage could have been alot worse, my old front bumper was wreaked and the drivers side fender
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can you tell the drivers side fender is messed up(my avitar) Me and my bro managed to get most of it streighted out
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I'm hoping I can get most of mine out...this is the one time being primer helps...heh.
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you got out pretty good dude. be glad and let the body work begin :(
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Dont feel too bad. Here is a picture of my miata in my avaitor after I got done with her.

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you got out pretty good dude. be glad and let the body work begin :(
I got out EXTREMELY lucky...
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Dont feel too bad. Here is a picture of my miata in my avaitor after I got done with her.

what the hell did you do to her?
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^ That crease...sucks. I'm going to have to take that to a body shop and have them take a look at it...see how much of the body is damaged.
Anybody have any idea how to fix that crease/dent in the rear quarter since its a unibody? I'm going to try to come along the bumper support area as its about an inch in...as is the top of the panel that supports the finish panel...think it'll buff out

Or is that particular issue best left to professionals?
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yeah, the worst body work is the fleshy kind
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^ thats what my friend told me right after he said:
"Car can be fixed or replaced...people can't...I'm glad your alright

well...on second though, I was fixed after I broke my back...but thats another story"

(He was a semi-pro moto-x rider who had just received a ride from factory Yamaha when he went down at a nat'l event in Texas at 16...10 screws...2 rods, and 6 fused vertebra later..)

I'm just glad I'm ok...
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Dude, those broken taillights looks exactly like NC lights!!
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Dude, those broken taillights looks exactly like NC lights!!
WOAH!!! Thats exactly what I was about to say!
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the damaga isnt that bad man a good body hammer and some filler will fix the metal work but you will need a new bumper,/taillights
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Dude, those broken taillights looks exactly like NC lights!!

my first thought as well.
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well, look on the bright side... you already *have* a spare rota c8.

glad you're ok.
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